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List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners

The most successful participant of all time at Le Mans, Danish driver Tom Kristensen leads with nine wins (during 1997–2013), of which six were consecutive (2000–2005)

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 heures du Mans) is the world's oldest sports car endurance race and one of the most famous and influential in motorsports history.

The overall winners of all events since 1923 are listed here. The race has been run every year since its inception with the exception of 1936, where the race was not run due to worker strikes, and 1940 to 1948, due to World War II. Records for wins are also listed. Lower class wins are not included.

After the first 44 events had two drivers per winning entry, the winning entry used three drivers in 1977, which became the winning norm from 1985 onwards. With multiple drivers per winning entry, tempered by some drivers winning more than once, a total of 136 different drivers have won in the 86 runnings of the race.

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WinnersEdit

Year Drivers Team Car Tyre Laps Distance Championship
1923   André Lagache
  René Léonard
  Chenard & Walcker SA Chenard & Walcker Sport 3-Litre M 128 2209.536 km
1924   John Duff
  Frank Clement
  Duff & Aldington Bentley 3 Litre Sport D 120 2077.341 km
1925   Gérard de Courcelles
  André Rossignol
  No Team Name Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 D 129 2233.982 km
1926   Robert Bloch
  André Rossignol
  No Team Name Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 D 147 2552.414 km
1927   Dudley Benjafield
  Sammy Davis
  Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley 3 Litre Super Sport D 137 2369.807 km
1928   Woolf Barnato
  Bernard Rubin
  Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley 4½ Litre D 154 2669.272 km
1929   Woolf Barnato
  Henry Birkin
  Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley Speed Six D 174 2843.83 km
1930   Woolf Barnato
  Glen Kidston
  Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley Speed Six D 179 2930.663 km
1931   Earl Howe
  Henry Birkin
  Earl Howe Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 D 184 3017.654 km
1932   Raymond Sommer
  Luigi Chinetti
  Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 218 2954.038 km
1933   Raymond Sommer
  Tazio Nuvolari
  Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 233 3144.038 km
1934   Luigi Chinetti
  Philippe Étancelin
  Luigi Chinetti / Philippe Étancelin Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 213 2886.938 km
1935   Johnny Hindmarsh
  Luis Fontés
  Arthur W. Fox / Charles Nichol Lagonda M45R Rapide D 222 3006.797 km
1936 Race cancelled due to worker strikes
1937   Jean-Pierre Wimille
  Robert Benoist
  Roger Labric Bugatti Type 57G Tank D 243 3287.938 km
1938   Eugène Chaboud
  Jean Trémoulet
  Eugène Chaboud / Jean Trémoulet Delahaye 135CS D 235 3180.94 km
1939   Jean-Pierre Wimille
  Pierre Veyron
  Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti Type 57S Tank D 248 3354.76 km
1940
to
1948
Races cancelled for World War II and French reconstruction
1949   Luigi Chinetti
  Peter Mitchell-Thomson
  Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM E 235 3178.299 km
1950   Louis Rosier
  Jean-Louis Rosier
  Louis Rosier Talbot Lago Grand Sport T26 D 256 3465.12 km
1951   Peter Walker
  Peter Whitehead
  Peter Walker Jaguar XK-120C D 267 3611.193 km
1952   Hermann Lang
  Fritz Riess
  Daimler-Benz A.G. Mercedes-Benz W194 C 277 3733.839 km
1953   Tony Rolt
  Duncan Hamilton
  Jaguar Cars Ltd. Jaguar C-Type D 304 4088.064 km World Sportscar Championship
1954   José Froilán González
  Maurice Trintignant
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 Plus P 302 4061.15 km World Sportscar Championship
1955   Mike Hawthorn
  Ivor Bueb
  Jaguar Cars Ltd. Jaguar D-Type D 307 4135.38 km World Sportscar Championship
1956   Ron Flockhart
  Ninian Sanderson
  Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type D 300 4034.939 km
1957   Ron Flockhart
  Ivor Bueb
  Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type D 327 4397.108 km World Sportscar Championship
1958   Olivier Gendebien
  Phil Hill
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR58 E 305 4101.926 km World Sportscar Championship
1959   Carroll Shelby
  Roy Salvadori
  David Brown Racing Dept. Aston Martin DBR1 A 323 4347.9 km World Sportscar Championship
1960   Olivier Gendebien
  Paul Frère
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR59/60 D 314 4217.527 km World Sportscar Championship
1961   Olivier Gendebien
  Phil Hill
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TRI/61 D 333 4476.58 km World Sportscar Championship
1962   Olivier Gendebien
  Phil Hill
  SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spyder D 331 4451.255 km International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1963   Ludovico Scarfiotti
  Lorenzo Bandini
  SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 250 P D 339 4561.71 km International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1964   Jean Guichet
  Nino Vaccarella
  SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 275 P D 349 4695.31 km International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1965   Jochen Rindt
  Masten Gregory
  Ed Hugus
  North American Racing Team Ferrari 250 LM G 348 4677.11 km International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1966   Bruce McLaren
  Chris Amon
  Shelby-American Inc. Ford GT40 Mk. II G 360 4843.09 km International Championship for Sports-Prototypes
International Championship for Sports Cars
1967   Dan Gurney
  A. J. Foyt
  Shelby-American Inc. Ford GT40 Mk. IV G 388 5232.9 km International Championship for Sports-Prototypes
International Championship for Sports Cars
1968   Pedro Rodríguez
  Lucien Bianchi
  J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 Mk. I F 331 4452.88 km International Championship for Makes
1969   Jacky Ickx
  Jackie Oliver
  J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 Mk. I F 372 4997.88 km International Championship for Makes
1970   Hans Herrmann
  Richard Attwood
  Porsche KG Salzburg Porsche 917K G 343 4607.81 km International Championship for Makes
1971   Helmut Marko
  Gijs van Lennep
  Martini Racing Team Porsche 917K F 397 5335.313 km International Championship for Makes
1972   Henri Pescarolo
  Graham Hill
  Equipe Matra-Simca Shell Matra-Simca MS670 G 344 4691.343 km World Championship for Makes
1973   Henri Pescarolo
  Gérard Larrousse
  Equipe Matra-Simca Shell Matra-Simca MS670B G 355 4853.945 km World Championship for Makes
1974   Henri Pescarolo
  Gérard Larrousse
  Equipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS670C G 337 4606.571 km World Championship for Makes
1975   Jacky Ickx
  Derek Bell
  Gulf Research Racing Co. Mirage GR8-Ford Cosworth G 336 4594.577 km
1976   Jacky Ickx
  Gijs van Lennep
  Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 936 G 349 4769.923 km
1977   Jacky Ickx
  Hurley Haywood
  Jürgen Barth
  Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 936/77 D 342 4671.83 km
1978   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  Didier Pironi
  Alpine Renault Renault Alpine A442B M 369 5044.53 km
1979   Klaus Ludwig
  Bill Whittington
  Don Whittington
  Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3 D 307 4173.93 km
1980   Jean Rondeau
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  Jean Rondeau Rondeau M379B-Ford Cosworth G 338 4608.02 km World Championship for Makes
1981   Jacky Ickx
  Derek Bell
  Porsche System Porsche 936 D 354 4825.348 km World Endurance Championship
1982   Jacky Ickx
  Derek Bell
  Rothmans Porsche System Porsche 956 D 359 4899.086 km World Endurance Championship
1983   Vern Schuppan
  Al Holbert
  Hurley Haywood
  Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 D 370 5047.934 km World Endurance Championship
European Endurance Championship
1984   Klaus Ludwig
  Henri Pescarolo
  Joest Racing Porsche 956 D 359 4900.276 km World Endurance Championship
1985   Klaus Ludwig
  Paolo Barilla
  "John Winter"
  Joest Racing Porsche 956 D 373 5088.507 km World Endurance Championship
1986   Derek Bell
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Al Holbert
  Rothmans Porsche AG Porsche 962C D 367 4972.731 km World Sports Prototype Championship
1987   Derek Bell
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Al Holbert
  Rothmans Porsche AG Porsche 962C D 354 4791.9 km World Sports Prototype Championship
1988   Jan Lammers
  Johnny Dumfries
  Andy Wallace
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-9LM D 394 5332.97 km World Sports Prototype Championship
1989   Jochen Mass
  Manuel Reuter
  Stanley Dickens
  Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes-Benz M 389 5265.115 km
1990   John Nielsen
  Price Cobb
  Martin Brundle
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-12 G 359 4882.4 km
1991   Volker Weidler
  Johnny Herbert
  Bertrand Gachot
  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Mazda 787B D 362 4922.81 km World Sportscar Championship
1992   Derek Warwick
  Yannick Dalmas
  Mark Blundell
  Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 352 4787.2 km World Sportscar Championship
1993   Geoff Brabham
  Christophe Bouchut
  Éric Hélary
  Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 375 5100 km
1994   Yannick Dalmas
  Hurley Haywood
  Mauro Baldi
  Le Mans Porsche Team Dauer 962 Le Mans G 344 4678.4 km
1995   Yannick Dalmas
  JJ Lehto
  Masanori Sekiya
  Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing McLaren F1 GTR-BMW M 298 4055.8 km
1996   Manuel Reuter
  Davy Jones
  Alexander Wurz
  Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 354 4814.4 km
1997   Michele Alboreto
  Stefan Johansson
  Tom Kristensen
  Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 361 4909.6 km
1998   Laurent Aïello
  Allan McNish
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 351 4773.18 km
1999   Pierluigi Martini
  Yannick Dalmas
  Joachim Winkelhock
  Team BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR M 365 4968 km
2000   Frank Biela
  Tom Kristensen
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 368 5007.99 km
2001   Frank Biela
  Tom Kristensen
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 321 4381.65 km
2002   Frank Biela
  Tom Kristensen
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 375 5118.75 km
2003   Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Guy Smith
  Team Bentley Bentley Speed 8 M 377 5146.05 km
2004   Seiji Ara
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Audi R8 M 379 5169.9 km
2005   JJ Lehto
  Marco Werner
  Tom Kristensen
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 M 370 5050.5 km
2006   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Marco Werner
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI M 380 5187 km
2007   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Marco Werner
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 369 5036.85 km
2008   Tom Kristensen
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 381 5192.65 km
2009   David Brabham
  Marc Gené
  Alexander Wurz
  Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 382 5206.28 km
2010   Mike Rockenfeller
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI plus M 397 5410.71 km
2011   Marcel Fässler
  André Lotterer
  Benoît Tréluyer
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI M 355 4838.30 km Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
2012   Marcel Fässler
  André Lotterer
  Benoît Tréluyer
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 378 5151.76 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2013   Tom Kristensen
  Allan McNish
  Loïc Duval
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 348 4742.89 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2014   Marcel Fässler
  André Lotterer
  Benoît Tréluyer
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 379 5165.39 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2015   Nico Hülkenberg
  Earl Bamber
  Nick Tandy
  Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid M 395 5383.46 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2016   Romain Dumas
  Neel Jani
  Marc Lieb
  Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid M 384 5233.53 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2017   Timo Bernhard
  Brendon Hartley
  Earl Bamber
  Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid M 367 5001.834 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2018   Sébastien Buemi
  Fernando Alonso
  Kazuki Nakajima
  Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 388 5286.888 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2019   Sébastien Buemi
  Fernando Alonso
  Kazuki Nakajima
  Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 385 5246.01 km FIA World Endurance Championship

RecordsEdit

 
Six-time Le Mans winner, Belgian driver Jacky Ickx
Five-time Le Mans winners: British driver Derek Bell (left), German driver Frank Biela (center), Italian driver Emanuele Pirro (right).

DriversEdit

Most winsEdit

Rank Driver Wins Years
1   Tom Kristensen 9 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
2   Jacky Ickx 6 1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982
3   Derek Bell 5 1975, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987
  Frank Biela 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
  Emanuele Pirro 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
6   Olivier Gendebien 4 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962
  Henri Pescarolo 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984
  Yannick Dalmas 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999

Most consecutive winsEdit

Rank Driver Consecutive
Wins
Years
1   Tom Kristensen 6 20002005
2   Woolf Barnato 3 19281930
  Olivier Gendebien 19601962
  Henri Pescarolo 19721974
  Jacky Ickx 19751977
  Emanuele Pirro 20002002
  Frank Biela 20002002
  Marco Werner 20052007

Winning drivers per nationEdit

Rank Nation Winning
Drivers
1   United Kingdom 32
2   France 29
3   Germany 19
4   United States 12[1]
5   Italy 11[1]
6   Belgium 5
7   Australia 4
  New Zealand
9   Austria 3
  Japan
   Switzerland
12   Denmark 2
  Netherlands
  Spain
  Sweden
16   Argentina 1
  Canada
  Finland
  Mexico

Total wins per nationEdit

Rank Nation Wins
1   France 44
2   United Kingdom 42
3   Germany 31
4   United States 18
  Italy
6   Belgium 13
7   Denmark 10
8    Switzerland 6
9   New Zealand 5
10   Austria 4
  Australia
  Japan
13   Netherlands 3
  Spain
15   Finland 2
  Sweden
17   Argentina 1
  Canada
  Mexico

ConstructorsEdit

Most winsEdit

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1   Porsche 19 19701971, 19761977, 1979, 19811987, 1994,[2] 19961998,[3] 20152017
2   Audi 13 20002002, 20042008, 20102014
3   Ferrari 9 1949, 1954, 1958, 19601965
4   Jaguar 7 1951, 1953, 19551957, 1988, 1990
5   Bentley 6 1924, 19271930, 2003
6   Alfa Romeo 4 19311934
  Ford 19661969
8   Matra-Simca 3 19721974
  Peugeot 19921993, 2009
10   Lorraine-Dietrich 2 19251926
  Bugatti 1937, 1939
  Toyota 2018, 2019
13   Chenard & Walcker 1 1923
  Lagonda 1935
  Delahaye 1938
  Talbot-Lago 1950
  Mercedes-Benz 1952
  Aston Martin 1959
  Mirage 1975
  Renault-Alpine 1978
  Rondeau 1980
  Sauber-Mercedes 1989[4]
  Mazda 1991
  McLaren 1995
  BMW 1999

Most consecutive winsEdit

Rank Constructor Consecutive
Wins
Years
1   Porsche 7 19811987
2   Ferrari 6 19601965
3   Audi 5 20042008
20102014
5   Bentley 4 19271930
  Alfa Romeo 19311934
  Ford 19661969
8   Jaguar 3 19551957
  Matra-Simca 19721974
  Porsche 19961998
20152017
  Audi 20002002
13   Lorraine-Dietrich 2 19251926
  Porsche 19701971
19761977
  Peugeot 19921993
  Toyota 20182019

By nationalityEdit

Nation Win(s) Constructor(s)
1   Germany 34 4
2   United Kingdom 17 6
3   France 15 9
4   Italy 13 2
5   United States 4 1
6   Japan 3 2
7    Switzerland 1[4] 1

Motive PowerEdit

By engine type
Format Wins Naturally Aspirated Forced Induction Gasoline Diesel Hybrid
V12 20 16 4 16 4 0
Inline 6 14 14 0 14 0 0
Flat 6 14 0 14 14 0 0
V8 13 6 7 13 0 0
Inline 8 6 1 5 6 0 0
V6 5 1 5 1 4 4
Inline 4 4 4 0 4 0 0
V10 3 2 1 2 1 0
V4 3 0 3 3 0 3
Flat 12 2 2 0 2 0 0
4 Rotor 1 1 0 1 0 0
Total 85 47 38 76 9 7

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Luigi Chinetti won Le Mans initially as an Italian, but later won as an American. His wins are included for both countries.
  2. ^ The 1994 victory is listed with Porsche, although Dauer Sportwagen was the official constructor of the road car, a Porsche 962 heavily modified for street use and race homologation.
  3. ^ The 1996 and 1997 victories are listed with Porsche, although the car was built by TWR on a modified Jaguar XJR-14 chassis, fitted with a Porsche 962 engine.
  4. ^ a b The ACO attributed the 1989 victory to the Swiss constructor Sauber

ReferencesEdit

  • (in French) Le Mans 1965 in Automobile Historique n°48 May 2005
  • (in French) 24 heures du Mans 1973 in Automobile Historique n°49 June/July 2005

External linksEdit