24 hour Le Mans is a sports car race that started in 1923 in France in the Le Mans town. 24-hour car Le Mans is the well-known prestigious car race in the world. If you want to take part in this racing then you have to race 24 hours without any mechanical failure and it is held on a closed public road and unusual racing track.
In the year 2018, there were 60 cars participating in 24 hour Le Mans in the racing championship and out of all cars 41 cars completed 24-hours duration without any mechanical failure. This racing is also called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. In 2012 it was the part of the FIA World Endurance Championship and in 2011 it was the part of the International Le Mans Cup.
24 hour Le Mans is connected to Formula One racing. Both races are quite different like F1 races are mere sprints and on the other hand, Le Mans 24 race is ultra-marathon and it is the most crucial race for a persistent driver.
The Le Mans track is also known as the Circuit de Sarthe. This track is the longest track in the world with minimum modification and it covers the distance 8.467 miles. The Le Mans circuit is divided into different sections. In 1972 Porsche Curve was created while in 1968 Ford Chicanes was created for safety purposes (because of a pit disaster that happened in 1955).
Important rules of the race
There are two different rules for Le Mans, one is related to cars and another for drivers. The car gets in the European Le Mans Series and is nominated in two categories, first is Prototypes and the second one is GTs which includes the series of LMP1, LMP2, LMP3, LM GTE, LMGTE AM, and GTE. LMP1 is the topmost class. 2050 Ibs is the weight of the LMP2 which is used to hold a passenger. And the LMP3 is for an entry-level racer.
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