As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will scheduled to take place on 19–20 September 2020 having a grid featuring six LMP1 cars, twenty four LMP2s, seven LMGTE Pro cars and twenty three LMGTE AMs. The flag will go lower to start the race at 14:30 on 19 September.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place at the traditional Circuit de la Sarthe, an 8.5-mile road course in rural Le Mans, France. It will be the 88th running of the 24 Hour race organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and the penultimate round of the 2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship. This is easily the most prestigious sports car race in the world.
It is the contest that proves not only the speed but the durability of performance cars the world over. Around 280,000 fans attend the Le Mans 24 Hours, with half of that number traveling across the Channel from the United Kingdom, and British hopes remain as high as ever with Aston Martin on pole in the GTE Pro class.
|Location:||Circuit 24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, France|
|Dates:||Sat, Sep 19, 2020 – Sun, Sep 20, 2020|
|Time||Sat 5:30 AM (MT) – Sun 5:30 AM (MT)|
|Broadcast||MotorTrend TV (US), Eurosport (UK)|
|Live Stream||Watch here It’s FREE|
The line-up includes Toyota Gazoo Racing, who will be aiming for a third straight win so it can take home the 24 Hours Grand Trophy for good. The grid of the French endurance classic also features two all-female driver crews, one in the LMP2 class (Richard Mille Racing Team) and one in LMGTE Am (Iron Lynx). With two all-female driver crews, this year’s race demonstrates the universal appeal of endurance racing and motorsport.
How do you watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans online and/or on TV live this year? Here’s all the details you need to watch every minute of the Le Mans 24 Hours live, on TV or via live stream.
When is the Le Mans 24 Hours 2020?
This delicate balancing act of performance and durability is the mark of a great car maker. Current year marks Le Mans’ 88th anniversary with all the action revving up on Saturday, Sep 19 and continuing to Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 broadcast live before an expected audience of millions.
When does the race start?
The Le Mans 24 Hours remains one of the most-watched sporting events around the world as fans clamour to see the ultimate test of motorsports endurance. The 88th Le Mans 24 Hours starts at 2pm BST (3pm CET) on Saturday Sep 19, and ends at 2pm BST (3pm CET) on Sunday Sep 20.
Where is the Le Mans 24 Hours?
24 Hours of Le Mans takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. The Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, also known as Circuit de la Sarthe located in Le Mans, Sarthe, France, is a semi-permanent motorsport race course, chiefly known as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race.
How many miles is the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
The racing circuit is roughly 8.5 miles (13.6 km) long, and the race is run in June, on one of the shortest nights of the year. Le Mans is one of the eight races that compose the International Automobile Federation (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile; FIA) World Endurance Championship.
How does 24 hours of Lemans work?
Unlike fixed-distance races whose winner is determined by minimum time, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is won by the car that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours. Racing teams must balance the demands of speed with the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours without mechanical failure.
Le Mans 24 Hours schedule
The schedule for this year’s 24 Hours, the penultimate round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship, is somewhat different from usual with the 60 cars lining up for:
- 11 hours of free practice, over Thursday and Friday
- a brand-new sequence – the Hyperpole qualifier, a demonstration of sheer speed bringing together the 24 fastest cars (six from each class) for 30 minutes on Friday
- a 15-minute warm-up on Saturday morning
- and of course, the race itself, which will start at 14:30 with more driving in the dark than usual, which is sure to add to the excitement!
These four action-packed days will also include the Road to Le Mans and Porsche Carrera Cup events.
Le Mans 24 Hours TV coverage
On Saturday, the race starts at 3PM local time which means 6AM PT / 9AM ET in the US and Canada, where audiences can forward to start-to-finish coverage on the MotorTrend TV cable channel.
In the UK, and the rest of Europe, watch for live coverage beginning at 2PM in the UK on Eurosport. With the race broadcast on 100 TV networks worldwide, Motors TV also usually has it covered throughout Europe, beaming it into 16 million homes in four languages with hours of coverage over the 2-day racing marathon.