Audi Sport Team Joest’s Romain Dumas had a shunt at the chicane and dropped places rapidly while he ripped damaged bodywork off the car and limped back to the pit. Karun gains one place as Dumas’ Audi R18 ULTRA pulls into pit.

Peter Dumbreck takes over from Karun Chandhok, just as another huge crash involving Anthony Davidson in the #8 Toyota and #81 Ferrari brings the safety car out.