The world famous Le Mans 24 hours race returns this year on the streets of France. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest continuously held endurance race in the world, and unlike fixed-distance events where the victory is decided by the shortest amount of time, this race is won by the car that travels the longest distance in the allotted time of 24 hours.
This year the event will be a special one, as it marks the 100-year anniversary since the first Le Mans which was held in 1923. This is the 91st edition of the event and will be held at the traditional Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.
In the lead-up to the weekend, practice sessions will be held both during the day and at night so that the drivers can get accustomed to navigating the challenging circuit, both when they can see what is going on and when they must rely solely on the headlights. Qualifying and Hyperpole will be held on Wednesday and Thursday to determine the grid pattern for the final race.
Here is all you need to know about the Le Mans 24 Hours 2023:
When is the Le Mans 24 Hours 2023?
Free Practice 1 - 5:30 PM IST
Qualifying - 10:30 PM IST
Free Practice 2 - 1:30 AM IST
Hyperpole - 11:30 PM IST
Free Practice 3 - 1:30 AM IST
Race - 7:30 PM IST
Where to watch the live broadcast of the Le Mans 24 Hours 2023 in India?
The Le Mans 24 Hours 2023 will not be broadcast on any TV channel in India.
Where to watch the live streaming of the Le Mans 24 Hours 2023 in India?
The Le Mans 24 Hours 2023 will not be live streamed on any platform in India, but interested users can watch via VPN.
What are the specifications of the track used at Le Mans 24 Hours 2023?
The Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans is 13.626 km long track and features 38 turns.
What is the weather forecast for the Le Mans 24 hours 2023?
The race weekend is likely to experience overcast condition in Le Mans, with a little risk of passing showers throughout the race weekend.