The No. 7, manned by Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi, was the quicker auto all race and led the field for most of the 24 hours, until two unscheduled pit stops gave the lead away. The #10 BR1 was plagued and ultimately halted by persistent electronic gremlins, while the #4 ENSO CLM P1/01 suffered a terminal gearshift problem in the early hours.
Two people familiar to Alonso finished in third place in the No. 11 SMP Racing auto.
Jackie Chan's JOTA-run crew fell behind the leaders in hour 18 when Aubry slowed suddenly on the Mulsanne straight, appearing to have run out of gas, and losing a minute getting back to the pits. The third place was taken by the polesitting No. 28 TDS Oreca with drivers Loic Duval, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Francois Perrodo, after Pastor Maldonado crashed the No. 31 DragonSpeed Oreca with less than seven hours left.
In the LMP2 class, Sky F1's Paul Di Resta was fourth and ninth overall as part of the lead United Autosports entry.
The sister Jackie Chan DC Racing vehicle failed to finish after suffering a gearbox failure while running inside the top five.
Briton James Calado - a lost Formula 1 talent if ever there was one - spearheaded AF Corse's victory, joined by Italian Alessandro Pier Guidi and Brazilian Daniel Serra. This made way for a fantastic battle between the No. 51 Ferrari and the No. 63 Corvette C7.R.
Toyota's supremacy in the endurance classic was never in doubt in the action-packed event marked by multiple safety auto periods. A further 15-minute trip to the garage left it five laps off the pace.
Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian leader, collapses and dies in court
Morsi was oustered by the military after serving one-year of a four-year mandate following protests. Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday.
United Kingdom ambassador sought meeting with Iran’s Foreign Ministry amid oil tanker row
The attacks seem to have pushed up tanker freight rates as shipowners are becoming more concerned about the safety in the region. Earlier, a U.S. official said Iranian small boats were preventing tug boats from towing away one of the damaged tankers.
Gary Woodland Wins US Open With Birdie Putt on 18
Johnson came from four shots behind to win in 2016 at Oakmont and Webb Simpson did the same in 2012 at the Olympic Club. But Koepka watched his nine-foot putt slip by the cup, settling for a par to give Woodland some breathing room.
The Corvette of Swiss driver Marcel Fassler spun after contact with the Porsche of Japan's Satoshi Hoshino who is driving for the team backed by film star Patrick Dempsey.
Ford's quartet of retro-liveried GTs filled out the next four places, led by the #68 machine of 2016 class winners Sebastien Bourdais, Dirk Muller and Joey Hand.
The number eight crew had needed only a top-seven finish to be sure of the title, with the number seven auto their sole rivals.
That the pair of Toyota TS050 hybrid racers would dominate 87th running of France's legendary endurance race from the opening laps to the close of the 24th hour was rather predictable, as they were the only factory-backed cars contesting the top-tier LMP1 class.
The Wynn's-liveried #85 machine had led by as much as a lap, but in the closing hours the #56 Project 1 Porsche of Jorg Bergmeister, Egidio Perfetti and Patrick Lindsey had worked its way back into the fray even before Keating earned his penalty for spinning his wheels in a pitstop.
It was the two-time Formula One champion's last race in the World Endurance Championship, and also sealed the WEC title.