Toyota Loses Le Mans To Porsche In Shocking, Heartbreaking Race Ending

With three minutes and 21 seconds to go, the leading No. 5 Toyota TS050 that was on pace to take the win came to a halt in front of the pits, ceding the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans lead to the No. 2 Porsche 919. It’s an unbelievable end for a car that was so reliable for the other 23 hours and 50 minutes of the race.

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Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About Driver Rankings: An Explainer

What are driver rankings, and why have they become such a controversial subject? In order to keep racing fair, the FIA created a system that's so unfair to some drivers that they fight to be ranked lower than their skill, which explains how a guy who won the Rolex 24 twice in a row could be classified as an "amateur"…