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Ford heads post-race Le Mans minimum driving time penalty list

Jamie Klein
Ford heads post-race Le Mans penalty list

Two of Ford's GTE Pro entries have been hit with post-race penalties following the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours because of drivers failing to complete their minimum drive time.

Both Tony Kanaan in the #67 Ford GT and Scott Dixon in the #69 car did not complete the mandated minimum of six hours in their respective cars across the course of last Sunday's race.

Kanaan only completed five hours and 16 minutes, with the missing time converted into additional completed laps based on the car's fastest lap of the race.

That means that Kanaan and team-mates Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx have lost 11 laps and therefore drop from fourth in class to 12th.

Dixon's penalty is less severe, with the #69 car - which spent the final two hours of the race in the pits with an electrical issue - docked two laps and remaining 14th in class.

Two other driving time offences were recorded in other classes.

Ford heads post-race Le Mans penalty list

Leo Roussel did not complete enough time in the #5 Manor Ginetta, which has lost six laps a result - putting it a total of 105 laps behind the winning Toyota in LMP1.

The #28 TDS Racing ORECA that finished fourth in the LMP2 class was docked one lap for Francois Perrodo exceeding the maximum of four hours driving time in any six hour period by four minutes.

This does not affect its finishing position.