The race of records

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race. Held annually since 1923, it constitutes one leg of the Triple Crown of Motorsport; other events being the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. The race runs on the Circuit de la Sarthe, which contains a mix of closed public roads and a specialist racing circuit in which racing teams have to balance speed with the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours without sustaining mechanical damage. Being one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, it has over the years inspired imitating races at places like Daytona, Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, and Bathurst. Other races include a race for historic Le Mans race cars of years past, a motorcycle version of the race which is held on a shortened version of the circuit, a kart race, a truck race and a parody race for cars costing $500 or less.

“Le Mans is the only racing movie that is totally realistic.”
Jenson Button

Down-padded parka with diagonal S-shaped twill effect and detachable double-front with Mongolian fur collar. (mod. 2326CX442P)

“Le Mans is the only racing movie that is totally realistic.”
Jenson Button

18

The highest number of constructor victories won by Porsche (shown above). Audi is next, with 13 victories.

17

The smallest grid ever in 1930. This year the contestants will be 60.

33

The record for the most Le Mans races, held by Henri Pescarolo.

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The closest gap (in metres) between the winner and the runner-up in 1966.

779

The practically unbeatable record of cars entered by Porsche at the race over 65 years.

350

The biggest gap (in km) between the winner and the runner-up in 1927.

Montecore men’s three-layer stretch padded raincoat with zip-detachable woolen collar scarf. (mod. 2320I410)