Thankfully the powers that be who govern motorsport were sensible this year, no Grand Prix clashes with Le Mans, so while Formula 1 takes a much-needed weekend off, we can focus our attention on the world’s greatest Endurance Race this weekend being billed as the Race of the Century.
Round 4 of the 2023 World Endurance Championship (WEC) takes place this weekend with its flagship event taking center stage this week and the weekend ahead, the centenary of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 10 and 11 June, and in it to win are some of the sport’s most iconic names battling it out for top honours.
Although the playground of a dominant Toyota team for the past several years, the advent of Ferrari, Porsche, Cadillac and Peugeot have rejuvenated the WEC with plenty more to come.
For the week ahead, welcome to our coverage of the great racing event, the fourth round of the 2023 FIA WEC World Endurance Championship. Fans keen not to miss any of the action can watch it on television, follow it on social media or use the official App.
L’Équipe TV channel is broadcasting the 24 Hours in France. It will show the race live, for free, on Saturday 10 June from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, then from 10:55 pm to 1:30 am in the morning. On Sunday 11 June, it will broadcast the race from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The race, along with Free Practice 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Hyperpole session, will also be shown live, in full, on Eurosport 2.
The official 24 Hours of Le Mans App is a must-have for any true motosport fan, especially as this year is the centenary of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. Follow the action live, go back-stage, and stay connected with other fans from all over the world.
Keep track of the standings, pinpoint the whereabouts of your favourite cars and get nerdy with the stats. Or simply watch the race with the official commentary!
Use these hashtags: #LEMANS24 and #LeMansCentenary
The Spotter Guide for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans has been issued in time for the first free practice and qualifying sessions scheduled tomorrow (Wednesday 7 June). Archimède is the agency behind the artwork that will help you identify the 62 cars on the grid over the coming days.
The field is split into four classes with 16 hypercars, 24 LMP2 prototypes, 21 LMGTE Am challengers and one Innovative Car.