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24 Hours of Le Mans

Track: | Track Length: 8.47 miles (13.63 km) Circuit de la Sarthe Average top speeds: || Fastest average speed: 205 mph (330 km/h) 138.13 mph (222.25km/h) Distance covered per car: | The average distance of the Over 3 107 miles (5000 km) race is: 18x longer than F1 Longest distance covered in a Le Mans 24 hours race is: 3362 miles (5 410.6 km) That's approximately 1/7th of the equatorial circumference of the Earth The fastest speed ever recorded at Le Mans is 251mph (404 km/h) That's as fast as the maximum speed of a nerve impulse. The record was set by the French Welter Racing team in 1988. The French tricolour is used to signal the start of the race. This is usually followed by a fly-over featuring jets trailing blue, white and red smoke. Race Winners Then -VS- Now 1923 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro 2013 Chenard et Walcker Sport 3.0 litre 4 cylinder engine Front mounted Approx: 90 BHP 3.7 litre V6 turbo diesel hybird Mid-engine Over: 523 BHP Michellin tyres Rear wheel drive Michelin tyres 4 wheel drive Averaged 57.2mph during the race Averaged 122.69mph during the race 4 speed manual gearbox 6 speed sequential gearbox Completed 128 laps Covering Completed 348 laps Covering 2947.1 miles 1372.9 miles Driven by Allan McNish Tom Kristensen Loic Duval Driven by: Rene Leonard Andre Lagache 2013 Best in class Audi MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY LM P1 Le Mans Prototype-1 LM P2 Le Mans Prototype 2 Car: R18 E-Tron Quattro Car: Morgan LMP2 Team: Audi Joest Racing Team: OAK Racing Drivers: Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen & Loic Duval Drivers Bertrand Baguette, Martin Plowman & Ricardo González LM GTE PRO Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Professional LM GTE AM Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Amateurz Car: Porsche 911 RSR Car: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Team Porsche AG Team Manthey Team: IMSA Performance Matmut Drivers: Marc lieb, Richard Lietz & Romain Dumas Drivers: Raymond Narac, Christophe Bourret & Jean-Karl Vernay 13 Most wins (driver) Tom Kristensen Most wins (team) Audi loest Racing Most wins (Manufacturer) Porsche Runner up: Jacky Ickx Runner up: Scuderia Ferrari Runner up: Audi 6 12 In the 1967 Le Mans race, Dan Gurney celebrated by spraying champagne instead of drinking it. This is the first recorded instance of this now popular tradition Gin a major race). Brought to you by TOOLORDERS QUALITYLOOLS ONLINE Sources 124h lemans Same icons made by Simplelcon & Freepik of * HEURES N DU MANS

24 Hours of Le Mans

shared by TheVisualizer on Jun 10
With the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans nearly here, it's a good time to brush up on some of the history of this storied race. What better way to do that than with a colorful infographic?


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