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24 Hours of LeMans

Track: | Track Length: Circuit de la Sarthe 8.47 miles (13.63 km) Average top speeds: 205 mph (330 km/h) Fastest average speed: 138.13 mph (222.25km/h) Distance covered per car: Over 3 107 miles (5000 km) The average distance of the 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 251 mph (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. Ошии 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 2013 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Chenard et Walcker Sport 3.7 litre V6 turbo diesel hybird Mid-engine Over: 523 BHP 3.0 litre 4 cylinder engine Front mounted Approx: 90 BHP Michelin tyres 4 wheel drive Michelin tyres Rear 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 1372.9 miles Completed 348 laps Covering 2947.1 miles Driven by Allan McNish Tom Kristensen Loic Duval Driven by: Rene Leonard Andre Lagache Best in class 2012. MORGAN Audi MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY LM P2 LM P1 Le Mans Prototype-1 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 PORSCHE PORSCHE 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 16 Most wins (driver) Tom Kristensen Most wins (team) Audi Joest Racing Most wins (Manufacturer) Porsche Runner up: Runner up: Scuderia Ferrari Runner up: Audi Jacky Ickx 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 (in a major race). Brought to you by: TOOLO RDERS QUALI TY TO OLS ONLI NE Sources: | | | | | | Some icons made by Simplelcon & Freepik of HEURES DU MANS

24 Hours of LeMans

shared by BoomOnline on Aug 04
LeMans is the ultimate motor racing event and as so many people appreciate this great event we have compiled a load of statistics and facts about the sport for you to get your teeth stuck in to.




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