After more than an hour and a half on the grid, the 61 cars started their engines for the warm-up lap. Paul-Loup Chatin was given the task of starting the race. As they approached the final chicane, the competitors lined up in pairs behind the safety car. Toyota #7 led the pack. The rain that was expected at around 2 p.m. did not appear, but there was some wind and a lot of grey clouds, so conditions are likely to be changeable at the start of the race.
HSH Charlène of Monaco waved the flag. The lights went green and they were off. The drivers and cars have 24 hours of racing ahead nof them.
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