The 85th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours is around the corner

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WEC, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 heures du Mans, FIA, Motorsport

Lap distance:     13.629 km

Race duration: 24 hours

Location: Situated 200km from Paris, Le Mans is located on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.

Other Races: Road to Le Mans – Porsche Carrera Cup

 

WINNERS

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

LMP1

Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

no1 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

378 laps

Kristensen / Duval / McNish

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

348 laps

Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

No2 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

379 laps

Hulkenberg/ Bamber/ Tandy

No19 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

395 laps

Dumas / Lieb / Jani

No2 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

384 laps

LMP2

Potolicchio / Dalziel / Kimber-Smith

no44 Starworks Motorsports

HPD ARX 03b – Honda (D)

354 laps

Baguette / Gonzalez / Plowman

no35 Oak Racing

Morgan – Nissan

329 laps

Dolan / Tincknell / Turvey

no38 Jota Sport **

Zytek Z11SN – Nissan (D)

356 laps

Howson / Bradley / Lapierre

No47 KCMG

Oreca 05-Nissan

358 laps

Menezes / Lapierre / Richelmi

No36 Signatech Alpine

Alpine A460-Nissan (D)

357 laps

LMGTE Pro

Bruni / Fisichella / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

336 laps

Dumas / Lieb / Lietz

no92 Porsche Team Manthey

Porsche 911 RSR

315 laps

Bruni / Fisichella / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

339 laps

Gavin / Milner / Taylor

No64 Corvette Racing – GM**

Chevrolet Corvette C7R

337 laps

Hand / Muller / Bourdais

Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA **

Ford GT (M)

340 laps

LMGTE Am

Bornhauser / Canal / Lamy

no50 Larbre Competition

Chevrolet Corvette C6-ZR1 (M)

329 laps

Narac / Bourret / Vernay

no76 IMSA Performance Matmut **

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

306 laps

Poulsen / Heinemeier Hansson / Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

334 laps

Shaytar / Bertolini / Basov

No72 SMP Racing

Ferrari 458 Italia

332 laps

Sweedler / Bell / Segal

No62 Scuderia Corsa

Ferrari 458 Italia (M)

331 laps

 

POLE POSITION

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

LMP1

A. Lotterer

no1 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

3:23.787

L. Duval

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

3:22.349

K. Nakajima

No7 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS 040 – Hybrid (M)

3:21.789

N. Jani

No18 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

3:16.887

N. Jani

No2 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

3:19.733

LMP2

J. Martin

no25 Delta-ADR

Oreca 03 - Nissan (D)

3:38.181

O. Pla

No24 Oak Racing

Morgan – Nissan (D)

3:38.621

O. Pla

no26 G-Drive Racing

Morgan-Nissan (D)

3:38.843

R. Bradley

No47 KCMG

Oreca 05-Nissan

3:38.032

R. Rast

No26 G-Drive Racing

Oreca 05-Nissan

3:36.605

LMGTE Pro

F. Makowiecki

no59 Luxury Racing

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

3:55.393

F. Makowiecki

no99 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8 (M)

3:54.635

G. Bruni

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

3:54.754

R. Stanaway

No99 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8

3:54.928

D. Muller

Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA **

Ford GT

3:51.185

LMGTE Am

Patrick Pilet

no79 Flying Lizard Motorsports **

Porsche 911 RSR (997) (M)

3:57.594

A. Simonsen

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8 (M)

3:57.776

A. Bertolini

no72 SMP Racing **

Ferrari 458 Italia (M)

3:56.787

P. Lamy

No98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8

3:55.102

R. Bell

No61 Clearwater Racing

Ferrari F458 Italia

3:56.827

LAP RECORDS

LMP1

A. Lotterer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

3m17.475

248.2kph

13-14 June 2015

LMP2

R. Mehri

Oreca 05  – Nissan

3m36.259

226.9kph

18-19 June 2016

LMGTE Pro

S. Dixon

Aston Martin Vantage V8

3m51.514

211.9kph

18-19 June 2016

LMGTE Am

C. Nygaard

Aston Martin Vantage V8

3m54.480

209.2kph

14-15 June 2014

DID YOU KNOW?

2017 will be 85th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans. The first race was held in 1923.

  • 17.262 km (10.726 Miles) was the length of the original circuit in 1923. It was shortened in 1929 and again in 1932.
  • The city of Le Mans has hosted the French Grand Prix on four occassions: 1906, 1921, 1929 and 1967
  • The fastest speed achieved on the Mulsanne Straight was 403.9kph / 251mph set by Roger Dorchy’s WM-Peugeot in 1988.
  • 5410km  (3362 Miles) – the greatest distance achieved by a winning car (2010 Audi R15 TDI – Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, Mike Rockenfeller)
  • After winning the 1967 race with A.J. Foyt and Ford, American Dan Gurney spontaneously sprayed champagne while celebrating on the podium.  This was the first occasion that this had been done and one that has become the traditional victory celebration.
  • It is 20 years since a Formula 1 Grand Prix winner has won at Le Mans  - Michele Alboreto in a Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 in 1997
  • 1997 was also the first of Tom Kristensen’s record nine wins at Le Mans.

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