Ferrari Wins Back-to-Back 24 Hours of Le Mans - Engine Builder Magazine

Ferrari Wins Back-to-Back 24 Hours of Le Mans

The No. 50 Ferrari beat the No. 7 Toyota to the finish line by 14 seconds after 24 hours of racing.

Ferrari has gone back-to-back to claim victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The No. 50 Ferrari beat the No. 7 Toyota to the finish line by 14 seconds after 24 hours of changing weather and heavy competition.

After Ferrari’s 1965 win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the manufacturer hit an eight-year lull and then disappeared for 50 years. They won in their return when they entered the Hypercar class in 2023 to start where they left off in 1973 with an overall victory. Last year, it was the trio behind the No. 51 car to do it; in 2024, it’s the No. 50 car.

Nick Nielsen was the driver to take it home for the Ferrari team, surviving a non-closed-door that threw the team off sequence. He pitted with an hour and 42 minutes remaining, and that pit set up the team to make it to the finish line.

The race also saw the longest safety-car period in Le Mans history. Between the three major safety-car periods, first for the No. 15 BMW crash, then early morning rain, and finally the Heart of Racing Aston Martin rollover, there were six-plus hours run under the safety car.

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