Who does not know the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance -racing.
24 Hours of Le Mans| Sports car race
For those who are not familiar with this race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is held annualy since 1923 in France and is one of the most prestigious car races in the world. It is in fact the oldest endurance car race to be still held to this day.
The cars used in this competition have some peculiarities in terms of downsized engines, hybrid sytsems, ergonomics and lightweight materials, all of which are necessary to make the most of every second and compete in this tough race.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans and Formula 1 are often compared: there are similarities and differences that make them unique in their own way.
Physical and mostly mental training is necessary to be prepared for this race, as former F1 and former Le Mans driver Van Der Garde will tell us in the infographic below.
You will also find further informations about the 24 Hours of Le Mans, such as the type of cars and engines used and the top performing drivers.
There are also tips for you if you want to stay awake & witness the 24 Hours of Le Mans.