#8 Toyota demoted to 6th place due to exceeding power limit in WEC Monza race

Sebastian Buemi Ryo Hirakawa and Brendon Hartley Recovering from two time penalties, it extended its championship lead over the No. 51 car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ferrari The 499P Le Mans hypercar has arrived at home.

However, a preliminary report issued by the stewards a few hours after the end of the race announced that the GR010 HYBRID LMH had exceeded the “maximum open powertrain power output” stipulated in the technical regulations for balance of performance.

The violation occurred on lap 190 of 200, making it the second such violation during the race since the car was reprimanded for the same problem on lap 7.

The second violation came two laps ago, with Hartley entering Turn 1 in 4th position from Frédéric Makowiecki’s factory #5 Porsche 963 LMDh.

Since this penalty was issued after the race, the stewards stipulated that the 5-second stop-go penalty would translate into a 50-second penalty after the race, which would put Toyota behind the #5 Porsche and #51 Ferrari. It was decided to be

This car also finished ahead of the Porsche before taking a 45-second penalty after the race. James Calado He overtook Makowiecki, who went off the track on the pit straight.

Instead of extending the championship lead from 25 to 29 points with two rounds remaining, the No. 8 car’s advantage shrunk to 23 points.

#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid: Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa

Photo credit: Alessio Morghese

Buemi made contact with Satoshi Hoshino’s d’Station Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the race after being handed a 10-second penalty in the first pit stop for ramming Antonio Giovinazzi’s #51 Ferrari at the first corner of the race. and was given a one-minute stop-go. Run to Ascari, who sent the Japanese into the stockade.

Toyota sister #7 Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi defeated the No. 50 Ferrari driven by , and won his third victory of the season at Monza. Miguel Molina, Niklas Nielsen and Antonio Fuoco.

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