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Le Mans 2019 Results: Fernando Alonso’s #8 Toyota car wins

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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.

Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso winning the 2019 Le Mans 24h

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