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Le Mans 24 Hours: Ferrari win a thriller for second year in a row

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The #50 Ferrari won the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans, Round 4 of the 2024 FIA WEC, heading home the #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing in P2 and #51 Ferrari in P3, making it two wins in two years for the Maranello team.

With 311 laps on the board, The winning Ferrari shared by Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen crossed the line 14.221 seconds ahead of the chasing Toyota with Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Nyck de Vries in P2, bringing to an end an action-packed, drama-filled and very wet 92nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Last year’s winners, the #51 Ferrari of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi finished P3, only 30.0s behind the leaders. Incredibly the top nine Hypercars were all running on lap 311 until the end of the race.


The #22 United Autosports won the hard-fought LMP2 single-make Oreca-Gibson Class, with #91 Manthey Porsche coming out tops in the LMGT3 class.

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Nine Hypercar teams in a titanic shootout for P1 in final four hours

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Eight teams are in it to win, as the stage was set (as we expected) for an epic final four hours of the 92nd edition of the great race, a shootout on steroids is on the cards to decide the race.

And it is equally close in the LMP2 class and the LMGT3s, despite a collection of big crashes eliminated several potential class winners in all three classes.

After four-hour-plus behind the Safety Car, with around half a dozen hours to go the track was dry and after the spray settled, the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing was P1 with a couple of Ferrari in furious pursuit as well as a Porsche and a Cadillac – a mere minute separating the top five.

Also in the mix, stalking the leaders on the same lap another three Porsches, and a Toyota in the top eight.

When released to green after an unbearable four hours of rain-enforced slow running, Porsche-Ferrari-Cadillac-Toyota all take turns at the head of the field as a variety of strategies and pit windows plays out amid wet, damp and dry running throughout Sunday morning

Laurens Vanthoor starring in the #6 Porsche Penske 963 overtaking Ryo Hirakawa-driven #8 Toyota GR010 Hypercar and stretch out a small gap over the bunched leading pack

Big crashes and incidents peppered the race since the start

An accident for the #4 Porsche Penske driven by Felipe Nasr and then a bigger incident for Daniel Mancinelli in the #27 Heart of Racing Aston Martin, landing on its roof, brought out another long safety car period and again affected the order

Earl Bamber in the #2 Cadillac led but was out of sequence with most others on pit stops but could adapt later in the race. Alex Palou was in the cockpit just before mid-day in his first-ever Le Mans

At the 20-hour mark, the #50 Ferrari AF Corse 499P Hypercar of Antonio Fuoco led the race by just under two seconds behind Fuoco, a titanic battle develops with Sebastien Buemi-driven #8 Toyota and the Robert Shwartman-driven #83 AF Corse Ferrari. With Kevin Estre in the #6 Porsche Penske 963 Hypercar just behind.

Top eight seperated by very little

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Trouble struck one-time leaders #83 AF Corse Ferrari of Shwartzman, Robert Kubica and Yifei Ye is pushed back in to garage after to have braking issues at the scheduled pit stop

In P5, the Le Mans victory-defending car, the #51 Ferrari AF Corse 499P, driven by James Calado chased by the Hertz Team JOTA Porsche 963 with Will Stevens aboard. The rest of the top 10 was: 7th #2 Cadillac ; #8 Toyota; 9th #5 Porsche Penske; 10th #38 Hertz Team Jota

Trouble struck the #3 Cadillac V-Series.R of Scott Dixon, Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais forcing them to retire after suffering a punctured oil tank.

The #4 Porsche Penske 963 is confirmed as a retirement after Nasr’s accident, and the Action Express Cadillac is undergoing repairs after Pipo Derani impacted the barriers at Indianapolis in the 19th hour

LMGT3: #91 Manthey EMA Porsche lead and the car to beat

le mans LMGT3: #91 Manthey EMA Porsche lead and the car to beat

Manthey EMA Porsche 911 RSR 911 LMGT3 of Morris Schuring, Yasser Shahin and Richard Lietz led the category after a smooth morning run. The Spa 6 Hour winners headed the Imola victors #31 Team WRT’s Darren Leung, Augusto Farfus and Sean Gelael in the BMW with the #87 Akkodis ASP Lexus trio of Esteban Masson, Jack Hawksworth and Takeshi Kimura in P3.

Rounding out the top six in LMGT3 were P4 Iron Dames Lamborghini; P5 #88 Proton Ford Mustang; P6 #78 Akkodis ASP Lexus. The #59 United Autosports McLaren stopped on exit of Arnage in 20th hour as Gregoire Saucy suffered a technical issue and was forced to retire.

Daniel Mancinelli emerged unhurt from spectacular accident at Indianapolis after he slammed the wall and rolled the #27 Heart of Racing Aston Martin.

The #92 Manthey PureRxcing Porsche 911 RSR LMGT3 drops down the order after suffering a gearbox issue earlier in the morning running

LMP2: Inter Europol Competition leads

LMP2: Inter Europol Competition leads

Reigning LMP2 champions Inter Europol Competition Oreca-Gibson leads the field as Clement Novalak grabs the lead just before the 20-hour completed mark

Novalak makes a move on the #10 Vector Sports in to Indianapolis after Pilet makes a small mistake, allowing the French/Swiss ace through and on course for a sensational double for the Polish squad

The final podium position is taken by IDEC Sport crew of Paul Lafarge, Job van Uitert and Reshad de Gerus. The #22 United Autosports crew of Oliver Jarvis, Nolan Siegel and Bijoy Garg place fourth after strong run

Top six rounded out by: 37 Cool Racing in P5 and AF Corse Oreca-Gibson in P6.

Racing resumes after 4-hour safety car period

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With 16 hours down, and eight to go, after more than four hours of safety car period as rain pelted down, making racing impossible. Safety Cars (SC) were deployed early in the morning at 03:45:37 and stayed out until 08:11:12, whereupon the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing led with Ryo Hirakawa at the wheel of the #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar.

But the top six were all on the same lap when the track went green again. With the race neutralised until about eight hours to go, the 24-hours race of two parts evolved, meaning an eight-hour sprint to the flag at 16:00 (CET) local time.

Hirakawa replaced Hartley in the race-leading Toyota, the New Zealander complained of leg cramps following the lengthy SC period.

The long SC period started during the race’s 13th hour. #311 Whelen Cadillac Racing entry with Jack Aitken driving spun into the gravel, triggering SC when rain fell and remained out for further hours as weather conditions worsened.

The rain pelted down relentlessly triggering four hours of Safety Car

Chasing for Hypercar top honours, in P2 was the #6 Porsche Penske Motorsport run Porsche 963, with Laurens Vanthoor at the wheel chased by Ferrari AF Corse in P3, the Prancing Horse clawing back time after losing out earlier in the race due to tyre strategy.

In P4, the #7 Toyota avoided a penalty for a pit stop error when Nyck De Vries rejoined the wrong SC train after taking over from teammate Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel. Robert Kubica was P5 in the #83 Ferrari, the once race leader dropping back following a 30-second stop-and-go penalty for causing a collision with the #15 BMW M Hybrid driven by Dries Vanthoor.

The #38 Hertz Team JOTA run Porsche 963 in P6 with Jenson Button onboard for the restart, one place ahead of fellow Briton Alex Lynn driving the #3 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R. Next up were #51 Ferrari AF Corsa in P8, #2 Cadillac Racing in P9 and #5 Porsche Penske Motorsport making up the top ten

LMP2 & LMGT3: As close as it gets


In LMGT3, it was a Porsche 1-2 with the #92 Manthey PureRXcing ahead of the #91 Manthey EMA Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3. The #95 United Autosports McLaren remains third while ninth-placed sister #59 car was handed a drive-through-penalty after James Cottingham was caught speeding under a Full Course Yellow.

In P4 was the Akkodis ASP Team and the Lexus RC F LMGT3 with Team WRT and Sean Gelael driving the BMW M4 LMGT3 rounding out the top five.

In LMP2, the Pro-Am #183 AF Corse leads with Francois Perrodo completing his driving quota during lengthy safety car period. Ben Barnicoat now takes the wheel as the race is expected to resume after the safety car imminently. P2 was #22 United Autosports and early race leader, the #10 Vector Sport entry completing the top three.

Porsche lead at the halfway mark, conditions tough

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The first half of the 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans has been marred with inconsistent weather conditions, with 12 hours to go and thanks to a safety car intervention, Porsche Penske Motorsport’s Porsche 963 slipped into the Hypercar lead ahead of heavyweight opponents like Toyota Gazoo Racing, Ferrari AF Corse and Cadillac Racing.

With 12 hours in the rearview, Porsche Penske Motorsport, Toyota Gazoo Racing and Ferrari AF Corse are in a threeway battle for the lead and the top 9 Hypercars are all on the same lap!

Porsche Penske Motorsport held P1 as the clock chimed 04:00, but Toyota Gazoo Racing was unfazed. Like it did in April at the 6 Hours of Imola, the Japanese constructor is relying on its vast experience to choose the right strategy and outmanoeuvre rivals.

The team’s drivers are also performing flawlessly. The #8 GR010 Hybrid shared by Sébastien Buemi/Brendon Hartley/Ryo Hirakawa is second ahead of Cadillac Racing’s #3 Cadillac V-Series.R.

The race has seen its share of twists over the last four hours: AF Corse’s #83 Ferrari 499P incurred a 30-second penalty following contact with BMW M Team WRT’s #15 BMW M Hybrid V8, forcing the latter to retire.

Earlier in the race, the Team WRT’s #46 BMW M4 LMGT3 suffered a race-ending incident when Ahmad Al Harty lost control of the car in the descent between the Dunlop chicane and the Tertre Rouge “S”. He shared the car with Maxime Martin and nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi.

Race neutralised as rain falls heavy over Le Mans

12-hour round-up – Porsche at Hypercar helm, Valentino Rossi's race ends

A second neutralisation phase got underway at 03:45 when the rain intensified and Whelen Cadillac Racing’s #311 Cadillac V-Series.R spun out at the Tertre Rouge “S”. The two Toyotas quickly refuelled and switched to wet tyres, resulting in handing the #6 Porsche 963 Hypercar the lead.

The LMP2 category has also kept spectators on the edge of their seats. The fight for the top spot ramped up between Nielsen Racing’s #24 ORECA 07-Gibson and AF Corse’s #183, but at 02:44, the #24 then driven by David Heinemeier Hansson hit Proton Competition’s #77 Ford Mustang LMGT3 at the Tertre Rouge “S”. The British team surrendered the lead to the Italians.

The engine of Duqueine Team’s #30 ORECA 07-Gibson entrusted to John Falb/James Allen/Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer failed approaching the Daytona chicane.

In LMGT3, Team WRT’s #46 BMW M4 LMGT3 suffered a race-ending incident when Ahmad Al Harty lost control of the car in the descent between the Dunlop chicane and the Tertre Rouge “S”. He shared the car with Maxime Martin and nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi.

The LMGT3 category has delivered a stunning duel between Porsche and McLaren for P1. Manthey PureRxcing’s #92 Porsche 911 GT3 R LMGT3 driven by Aliaksandr Malykhin/Joel Sturm/Klaus Bachler is positioned ahead of the #91 Porsche and United Autosports’ #59 McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo. The top 8 in the category are all on the same lap.

Ferrari vs Porsche vs Toyota into the night

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As night fell over the 24 Hours Le Mans, a fascinating battle developed with the #83 Ferrari 499P with Robert Kubica, Robert Shwartzman and Yifei Ye setting the pace with Porsche and Toyota chasing doggedly, as well as the other two Ferraris.

Former F1 driver Kubica led for a spell during the first stint as the ‘outsiders’ in the three car Ferrari defence of their 2023 Le Mans winning title. The privateer’s third car for Le Mans was stealing the show. Here’s the official report after four hours by the FIA WEC media team:

As darkness fell over Le Mans, the top ten teams were still on the same lap in the Hypercar class. A short spell of rain in the second hour of the race shook up the standings as some competitors played it safe, switching to wet-weather tyres. Ultimately, sticking to slicks proved to be the right choice on this occasion.

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Tyre strategy came into play in the second hour


The Porsche Penske team put soft tyres on the #6 car on the second pit stop. But with the first drops of rain arriving at 17:37, with a downpour at the Porsche Curves a minute later, several of the cars pitted for wet-weather tyres. Others delayed the decision as many parts of the 13.626 km circuit were still dry.

A fascinating battle developed between Robert Kubica in the #83 Ferrari 499P for satellite outfit AF Corse, in the lead on soft slicks, and the #50 factory stablemate on mediums. The Pole showed his experience in holding off attack after attack by Nicklas Nielsen, but the Dane eventually got the better of Kubica to regain the lead just before 6 o’clock.

The raft of pit stops, however, left the #83 AF Corse Ferrari, now with Robert Shwartzman at the wheel, out in front ahead of the #5 works Porsche and the #8 Toyota.

Robin Frijns was forced to limp around a full lap on three wheels. The Dutchman was unable to pit after crashing the #20 BMW M Hybrid V8 “art car” at the final chicane. The car spent 22 minutes in the care of the BMW M Team WRT mechanics before returning to the action.

Zinedine Zidane flags off the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours

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French football legend Zinedine Zidane waved the French flag to set off the 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans today at 16:00 (CET) local time, unleashing one of the most competitive fields in the history of the great endurance sportscar race.

Official Report after the first hour: The three Ferrari hypercars took the opening laps by storm with Nicklas Nielsen in the #50 works Ferrari 499P surprising the #51 sister car and Sébastien Bourdais in the #3 Cadillac V-Series.R in the opening metres.

The Dane moved into the overall lead, overtaking Laurens Vanthoor in the pole-winning #6 Porsche 963 at Indianapolis.

Antonio Giovinazzi, in the #51 Ferrari 499P, was fastest on lap 2 in 3:30.347 which was enough to jump up to third. He got the better of Bourdais in the approach to the first chicane on the Mulsanne Straight.

After a couple of hours of racing, Ferrari occupied the top two spots in the standings as the Italian also overtook Vanthoor. But any of the top eleven still very much in contention, all on the lead lap.

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Kubica took the lead for a spell with the track tricky with rain in some areas

Meanwhile, over the same period, former Formula 1 star Robert Kubica the AF Corse Ferrari 499P made a giant leap from a starting position of 12th on the grid to leading for a spell around the two-hour mark.

The first to go astray in the Hypercar class was the #15 BMW M Hybrid V8. Marco Witmann lost control in the Forest Esses and collided with the barrier. The German racer was able to swivel around and set off again but was forced to pit for a nose change.

Vanthoor in the #6 Porsche briefly retook the lead on leaving the pits, but it was short-lived as Nielsen wrested it back. The #50 Ferrari will however have to serve a ten-second penalty on its second pit stop for an unsafe release.

The #99 Porsche 963 was pushed into the garage after the marshals reported a potential door problem on Neel Jani’s car.

After the second hour, Nielsen led in the works Ferrari, with Kubica chasing him in the yellow AF Corse version of the same car. Ferrari’s intent is clear at this stage.

Rain pays an early visit to Le Sarthe

At the same time, around two hours into the action sections of the track were wet with rain, which split opinions up and down the pit lane: wets or slicks?

Elsewhere, in LMP2, the COOL Racing #47 Oreca 07-Gibson crawled to the pits at the end of the first lap – with a problem later reported as a radiator leak – followed by the #33 DKR Engineering car with a slow puncture. First off into the gravel in this class was veteran American Ben Keating in the United Autosports USA #23 Oreca.

The fastest qualifier in LMGT3, the Inception Racing #70 McLaren 720S LMGT3 Evo with Frederik Schandorff at the wheel, led throughout the first hour, followed by Ben Barker in the Proton Competition #77 Ford Mustang LMGT3, up from P4 on the grid, and JMW’s Larry Ten Voorde in the #66 Ferrari 296 LMGT3.

Preview 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours: Let the Games begin!

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Let the Games begin! Mind games, strategy, weather, speed and endurance as 23 Hypercars, contested by motorsport behemoths such as Ferrari, Toyota, Porsche, Cadillac, Peugeot, Alpine, Lamborghini and BMW vie for top honours in the most important race of the 2024 WEC season.

Throw into that 18 exF1 drivers, the best sportscar drivers on the planet and the ingredients are there for an epic around-the-clock race, perhaps one of the greatest ever, at least on paper.

Before we proceed, as beautiful as Le Mans can be as a race, it has a horrific past too. No fewer 22 drivers perished at the venue. The last was Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen, who was killed driving an Aston Martin at the 2013 edition of the race. The toll does not include track marshals and spectators or other race attendees, including the 1955 disaster which claimed the lives of 83 spectators.

Le Mans remains one of the most dangerous racing events in motorsport, thus we wish for safety to all drivers, team members, officials, volunteers, spectators, everyone attending the greatest endurance. That everyone heads home happy on Sunday night after what we hope will be an epic race.

Official Report: Drama during Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up

With a mere 15 minutes on the 13.626-km Le Mans racetrack to warm-up for the 16:00 start time, which meant for some frantic activity as teams scrambled to set up their cars for the race as the weather decided to be temperamental.

Race Control declared a “wet” track and ordered the rain lights to be switched on as a few spots began to fall. Cadillac Racing’s Scott Dixon reported that the main damp spot was in fact at Mulsanne.

While many of the cars pitted to change tyres mid-session – some even changing drivers – the #7 Toyota GR010-Hybrid and the #78 Lexus RC F LMGT3 had no option but to return to their neighbouring garages after Nyck de Vries in the Japanese Hypercar ran into the back of Kelvin van der Linde in the Akkodis ASP Team LMGT3.

The #12 Porsche 963 was out on the track with the other 61 cars. The Hertz Team Jota mechanics have performed a miracle in rebuilding the car from scratch after the original chassis was damaged in Callum Ilott’s accident in Wednesday night practice. The car was soon up to race pace as it clocked the fifth-quickest mark in the session.

Warm-up lap times, however, reflected the drivers’ cagey approach on the slippery surface with only Robert Kubica in the #83 AF Corse Ferrari 499P going under 3:30. AF Corse was also quickest in LMP2.

Warm-up Top Times

  • Hypercars: #83 AF Corse Ferrari 499P – Kubica/Shwartzmann/Ye best time of 3:29.260
  • LMP2: #183 Oreca 07-Gibson – Perrodo/Barnicoat/Varrone best time of 3:36.884
  • LMGT3: #86 GR Racing Ferrari 296 LMGT3 – Wainwright/Serra/Pera best time of 3:58.325



16Porsche Penske Motorsport(K. Estre, A. Lotterer, L. Vanthoor)
23Cadillac Racing(S. Bourdais, R. van der Zande, S. Dixon)
351Ferrari AF Corse(A. Pier Guidi, J. Calado, A. Giovinazzi)
450Ferrari AF Corse(A. Fuoco, M. Molina, N. Nielsen)
535Alpine Endurance Team(P. Chatin, F. Habsburg, C. Milesi)
615BMW M Team WRT(D. Vanthoor, R. Marciello, M. Wittmann)
72Cadillac Racing(E. Bamber, A. Lynn, A. Palou)
812Hertz Team JOTA(W. Stevens, N. Nato, C. Ilott)
936Alpine Endurance Team(N. Lapierre, M. Schumacher, M. Vaxiviere)
105Porsche Penske Motorsport(M. Campbell, M. Christensen, F. Makowiecki)
118Toyota Racing(S. Buemi, B. Hartley, R. Hirakawa)
1283AF Corse(R. Kubica, R. Shwartzman, Y. Yifei)
1363Lamborghini Iron Lynx(M. Bortolotti, D. Kvyat, E. Mortara)
1499Proton Competition(N. Jani, H. Tincknell, J. Andlauer)
1593Peugeot Totalenergies(J. Vergne, M. Jensen, N. Müller)
1620BMW M Team WRT(S. Van der Linde, R. Frijns, R. Rast)
1738Hertz Team JOTA(O. Rasmussen, P. Hanson, J. Button)
18311Whelen Cadillac Racing(P. Derani, J. Aitken, F. Drugovich)
194Porsche Penske Motorsport(M. Jaminet, F. Nasr, N. Tandy)
2094Peugeot Totalenergies(S. Vandoorne, P. di Resta, L. Duval)
2119Lamborghini Iron Lynx(R. Grosjean, A. Caldarelli, M. Cairoli)
2211Isotta Fraschini(C. Bennett, J. Vernay, A. Serravalle)
237Toyota Racing(J. Lopez, K. Kobayashi, N. de Vries)


114AO BY TF(P. Hyett, L. Deletraz, A. Quinn)
228IDEC Sport(P. Lafargue, J. Van Uitert, R. de Gerus)
365Panis Racing(R. Sales, M. Beche, S. Huffaker)
423United Autosports USA(B. Keating, F. Albuquerque, B. Hanley)
522United Autosports(O. Jarvis, B. Garg, N. Siegel)
637Cool Racing(L. Fluxá, M. Jakobsen, R. Miyata)
733DKR Engineering(A. Mattschull, R. Binder, L. Hörr)
810Vector Sport(R. Cullen, P. Pilet, S. Richelmi)
9183AF Corse(F. Perrodo, B. Barnicoat, N. Varrone)
1024Nielsen Racing(F. Scherer, D. Heinemeier Hansson, K. Simpson)
1134Inter Europol Competition(J. Smiechowski, V. Lomko, C. Novalak)
129Proton Competition(J. Ried, M. Capietto, B. Viscaal)
1330Duqueine Team(J. Falb, J. Allen, J. Simmenauer)
1447Cool Racing(N. Rao, M. Bell, F. Vesti)
1525Algarve Pro Racing Team(M. Kaiser, O. Caldwell, R. De Angelis)
1645Crowdstrike Racing by APR(G. Kurtz, C. Braun, N. Catsburg)


170Inception Racing(B. Iribe, O. Millroy, F. Schandorff)
292Manthey Purerxcing(A. Malykhin, J. Sturm, K. Bachler)
366JMW Motorsport(G. Petrobelli, L. ten Voorde, S. Yoluc)
477Proton Competition(R. Hardwick, Z. Robichon, B. Barker)
527Heart of Racing Team(I. James, D. Mancinelli, A. Riberas)
6777D’Station Racing(S. Hoshino, E. Bastard, M. Sorensen)
782TF Sport(H. Koizumi, S. Baud, D. Juncadella)
860Iron Lynx(C. Schiavoni, M. Cressoni, F. Perera)
985Iron Ladies(S. Bovy, M. Gatting, R. Frey)
1087Akkodis ASP Team LMGT3(T. Kimura, E. Masson, J. Hawksworth)
1159United Autosports(J. Cottingham, N. Costa, G. Saucy)
1246Team WRT(A. Al Harthy, V. Rossi, M. Martin)
1354Vista AF Corse(T. Flohr, F. Castellacci, D. Rigon)
1444Proton Competition(J. Hartshorne, B. Tuck, C. Mies)
1531Team WRT(D. Leung, S. Gelael, A. Farfus)
1691Manthey Purerxcing(Y. Shahin, M. Schuring, R. Lietz)
1788Proton Competition(G. Roda, M. Pedersen, D. Olsen)
1881TF Sport(T. Van Rompuy, R. Andrade, C. Eastwood)
1995United Autosports(H. Hamaguchi, N. Pino, M. Sato)
20155Spirit of Race(J. Laursen, C. Laursen, J. Taylor)
2178Akkodis ASP Team(A. Robin, T. Boguslavskiy, K. van der Linde)
2255Vista AF Corse(F. Heriau, S. Mann, A. Rovera)
2386GR Racing(M. Wainwright, D. Serra, R. Pera)

Pomp and ceremony French style on brilliant display

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Prior to the official start at 16:00, there is a series of rituals. The cars line up diagonally, a helicopter delivers the French flag, there is a stirring rendition of the Marseillaise with the crowd joining in, and the Patrouille de France aerobatics team performs a flypast.

As the minutes tick by, the tension rises among the drivers. When the race director gives the nod to release the 62 cars, the adrenalin really kicks in and the competitors embark on a relentless 24-hour battle.

Schedule: Saturday 15 June 2024

  • 10:00-10.55: Race 2, Road To Le Mans
  • 12.00-12.15: 24 Hours of Le Mans warm-up
  • 13:35-15:00: Gridwalk
  • 15.30-15.50: Official starting ceremony
  • 16:00: Start of the 92nd 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 20:00-23:55: Concerts by No Money Kids and Simple Minds
  • 23:20-00:30: 24 Hours of Le Mans Show

2024 Le Mans 24 Hours Information