Toyota yesterday yesterday at 3:00 pm car racing history was written by being the first Japanese brand to achieve a 1-2 victory in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Toyota TS050 Hybrid with start number 8 of Toyota GAZOO Racing has completed the most rounds on the 13,626 km long Circuit de la Sarthe after a 24-hour race of all 60 participants, namely 388. The team did so with an average speed of no less than 248, 2 kilometers per hour.
Formula 1 drivers
The Toyota TS050 Hybrid that won Le Mans 2018 of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) 2018-2019 was driven by drivers Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso. All three drivers have experience in Formula 1; for newcomer Alonso (current Formula 1 driver for McLaren) it was the first time at Le Mans.
The team started from the first starting place at the 86th edition of the most famous long-distance race in the world. And soon the team drove to no longer give this position to the competition. The class in which Toyota participates, the LMP1 class, the highest at Le Mans.
The Toyota TS050 Hybrid with start number 7 and behind the wheel the drivers Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José Maria Lopez exchanged regularly during the race penny with Toyota number 8. Eventually number 7 2 rounds less, 386 rounds, with which the car finished second and the historic victory of Toyota was a fact.
Le Mans 2018 is the second round of the World Endurance Championship 2018-2019. Also during the first race of six hours on the circuit Spa-Francorchamps, Toyota GAZOO Racing achieved a 1-2 victory. With this, it is currently at the top of the ranking. The next race is the 6 hours of Silverstone on August 17, 2018.