After all that worry, Franck came second:
Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time/Gap 1. LMP1 Gene/Wurz/Davidson Peugeot 908 6h02m03.799s 2. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 + 42.965s 3. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R18 TDI + 1 lap
I didn’t watch much, if any, of the race, but that seems rather incredible. From 50th to 2nd? Still, everyone said it was a long race, and I guess it must have been so.
As usual, Franck was his incredibly happy self:
“My stint was complicated because I had to overtake a lot of people. I couldn’t drive at the same pace as the other due to the traffic and I used up the tyres quite a bit, so the balance was odd at the end of the stint.”
Hmm. If it ain’t a win for Mr M, then it just isn’t good enough.
However, there was a smile at the end of the race when he gave teammate Sarrazin a quick squeeze.
A podium, a smile, and still a little bit of stubble. Can’t ask for more than that from a Franck weekend.