6H Fuji after 4 hours: Toyota in front while Ferrari takes GTE lead
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6H Fuji after 4 hours: Toyota in front while Ferrari takes GTE lead

The headlines after 4 Hours at Fuji…

  • Mike Conway extends lead for No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID in fourth hour and hands over to José María López
  • Fernando Alonso takes over from Sébastien Buemi in No.8 Toyota after 3hrs 25mins and sets about trying to catch Conway 
  • British driver stretches lead to 22-seconds though
  • Full Course Yellow called just before end of fourth hour after Metevos Issakayan abandons No.17 SMP car after technical issue forces retirement
  • Rebellion Racing consolidates third place as Bruno Senna completes double stint and hands over to Neel Jani
  • SMP Racing drops back from Rebellion in fourth as Mikhail Aleshin takes over in cockpit of No.11
  • ByKolles and DragonSpeed battle over fifth position with Oliver Webb and Ben Hanley making it an all-British fight
  • LMGTE Pro swings in favour of Ferrari as Sam Bird pushes to the front in no.71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
  • Bird takes Antonio Felix da Costa’s BMW M8 GTE at start of fourth hour before Davide Rigon takes over right at end of that same hour
  • Da Costa slips back to fourth position after excursion after 3hrs 45mins
  • Major Porsche and Ford battle as Kevin Estre and Andy Priaulx run bumper-to-bumper for second position

  • No.37 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson continues to hold comfortable 22-second lead in LMP2 over sister No.38 car
  • Nabil Jeffri leads Stéphane Richelmi in intra-team battle
  • Signatech Alpine Matmut still third as André Negrão takes his turn at the wheel
  • TDS Racing fourth as Jean-Eric Vergne attempts to put pressure on Negrão
  • Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR of Satoshi Hoshino retakes the lead of LMGTE Am after leading in first hour
  • Japanese veteran continues remarkable cameo appearance and leads the Clearwater Racing Ferrari by 14-seconds
  • Matt Griffin takes over Clearwater car from Weng Sun Mok and immediately takes Spirit of Race Ferrari of Francesco Castellacci to claim second position 
  • Clearwater though receives drive-through penalty for earlier contact incident with Pla’s Ford