At 24 Hours of Le Mans, automotive expertise and determination combine to provide a showcase of endurance, technological achievement, as well as plain old-fashioned car racing thrills.
2023 marks Le Mans' 91st edition but celebrates its 100th anniversary marking the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1923. (The historic race took a long hiatius following the outbreak of World War II.)
This year, all the action revs up on Saturday, June 10 continuing to Sunday, June 11, 2023 and televised live on MotorTrend TV before an expected audience of millions.
Whoever claims victory this year joins a distinguished list of winning teams including Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, Ford and Ferrari. New this year? The Cadillac V-Series.R and Porsche 963 are both set to make their 24 Hours of Le Mans debuts.
Le Mans 24 Hours schedule and TV coverage
On Saturday, the race starts at 3PM local time which means 7AM PT / 10AM ET in the US and Canada, where audiences can look forward to start-to-finish coverage on the MotorTrend TV channel and streamed live on MotorTrend +. Velocity Canada will also provide coverage beginning at 10:00am ET on Saturday.
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 of the 24-hour racing marathon.
Wednesday June 7
Free Practice 1:
Free Practice 2:
Thursday June 8
Free Practice 3:
Free Practice 4:
Saturday June 10
24 Hours of Le Mans begins
DID YOU KNOW? All about Le Mans 24 Hours
Extreme racing at Le Mans 24 Hours: Circuit de la Sarthe,
Le Mans, France is
13.629 kilometres (8.47 miles) long,
making it one of the longest circuits in the world.
• Due to the grueling nature of the race, it’s compulsory for each car to have three drivers, none of which must do more than 14 hours’ driving in total.
• At 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche is out in front with 17 wins followed by Audi with 13 wins.
• Mazda is the only Japanese manufacturer to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 1991.
• In 2010, the Audi R15 team of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Mike Rockenfeller set the record for the greatest distance achieved by a winning car - 3,362 miles.
• American driver Dan Gurney first began the tradition of spraying champagne in celebration at the podium after winning with Ford in 1967.
More about Le Mans racing around the Web:
On the Web, find out more about the classic race in pictures, video clips,
news & updates, profiles on car manufacturers & racers, interesting facts, trivia, and lots of history that continues
to fuel the prestige and glamour behind the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans ...
Mans 24 Hours - The official site including the latest
news & updates, complete entry list, related history including
a searchable database of results and times dating back to 1923 plus
additional photos, video and multimedia presentations available
with paid membership.
Hours of Le Mans - Wikipedia entry with a detailed history
including pop culture references, facts & information on the
Le Mans disaster, an overview of the circuit, a complete list
of winners, pictures, related links.
Hours in Le Mans - Fan site with exceptional images as
a result of a marathon photo shoot in 2005.
Mans - The cult classic starring Steve McQueen that used
actual footage of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including site fan forum,
lots of interesting behind-the-scenes factoids, photo gallery
& memorable movie quotes from the Internet Movie Database.