Alex Wurz has urged Toyota not to try to force its race in the Le Mans 24 Hours and expects tyre strategy to be crucial to the outcome.

The #7 Toyota will start from pole position ahead of the #14 Porsche with the sister cars starting in third and fourth place respectively. However, when asked what he is expecting from the race which starts on Saturday, Wurz said Toyota needs to make sure it waits for the race to come to the team.

"I'm here now for my seventh event at Le Mans, and I've learned one lesson that you can't force it to win the race, the Le Mans race lets you win," Wurz said. "So I think I just want to go in to the race finding my own rhythm.

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"Of course you have to push to the maximum you can, but it's an interesting race with tyre strategy which might be the deciding factor. So at the end of the day you need to be on it, make the right decisions today for race set-up and just find the rhythm. You've got to steer clear of traffic, keep your head down and just keep pushing. Then you'll see if Le Mans is kind to you and will let you win it."

On the TS 040 - Hybrid, Wurz praised the car for being one of the most technologically advanced that he has ever driven.

"The system is amazingly impressive; we are used to our mobile phones and the batteries going down that we are moaning about, but our system is extremely consistent, it's so powerful and very good to control. The recovering is extremely fast and faultless, so I have to say it is one of the most impressive technologies I have ever come across in motor racing."