The #7 Toyota TS050 car driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez was the sure winner of Le Mans, until Toyota changed the wrong tyre, leaving them with a puncture and essentially giving the #8 car a second straight victory.
Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso took their #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid past the finish line and were crowned the winners of the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Onboard footage while Lopez was driving showed the #7 TS050 being stuck in third gear, with the steering wheel indicating a puncture. The puncture message appeared while the #7 car was going down the Mulsanne straight, with a comfortable two-minute lead from the prior lap in front of the #8 Toyota.
At the end of the lap, after a difficult lap with a car seemingly impossible to comfortably drive, Lopez brought the #7 TS050 into the pits, while Nakajima took the lead.
The #8 car crew, who took the lead after 23 hours, were also crowned WEC champions, with Nakajima driving the final stint and becoming the first Japanese to win the title.