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At the end of the seventh hour, five cars remain on the lead lap and within 45secs of one another in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours as various strategies shake up the order.

As the race entered its second quarter following an eventful first portion to the race, the lead is currently changing hands between the #17 Porsche - now in the hands of Mark Webber -, the #7 Audi of Marcel Fassler and the #9 Audi being driven by Rene Rast.

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For the most part it is the Porsche which has held the lead the longest and though Webber had struggled to consistently match the pace of Benoit Treluyer in the #8 Audi - a gulf that would would see the Frenchman sweep by on track at one point -, his imminent stop to change over to Fassler would see him drop back again.

Similarly, a driver change to replace Filip Albuquerque - after a storming stint in the #9 Audi - to newcomer Rast means Audi is playing catch up on the hour, but displaying generally stronger pace and will likely take over when the #17 car pits for tyres and a new driver.

The #18 Porsche of Romain Dumas is fourth, while Nico Hulkenberg continues to lap as fast as the leaders in fifth, the duo still on the periphery of the lead fight and certainly in contention should there be a safety car.

In the LMP2 class, KCMG continues to utterly dominate, stretching its lead to more than two minutes now, over the Thiriet by TDS Oreca, which has benefitted from the exit of the Greaves Gibson, which was running second in class when it stopped with technical issues.

In the GT class, the #99 Aston Martin held a comfortable lead until Fernando Rees handed over to Alex MacDowell, which duly gave the lead to Corvette, while Rob Bell is currently lapping well in another of the Vantage contingent.

The GTE Am class is still led by the #98 Aston Martin of Pedro Lamy, ahead of the AF Corse Ferrari and the SMP Ferrari.

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