Porsche lead Le Mans as rain causes chaos

David Hobbs
Le Mans 24h Race
Le Mans 24h Race


Toyota controlled nearly all of the opening three hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours but it was the weather that dominated the race and was making the headlines.

The #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard led Stephane Sarrazin in the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid and Benoit Treluyer in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro as the race reached one-eighth distance but it was under another full course safety car period following two spells of torrential downpours that caused chaos through the field.