On 14th May at the latest the teams entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours (14 and 15 June) had to send in the names of the drivers for the 56 cars. After the usual checking procedures this list is published today. 168 drivers with licences from 26 different countries will be present in the Sarthe.
The highest number comes from France (39) followed by the British (29), Americans (17) and Italians (15). There is also a considerable Russian presence (8), and at least one Swiss driver in the teams entered in LM P1. Of the four categories the one with the biggest number of different licences is GTE Am with 19 nationalities represented.
There is one change on the list of entries. Due to a lack of preparation the Lotus team is unable to honour its invitation for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The ACO has worked hand in hand with this team for it to be present and gives it its confidence for the future. This brand-new LM P1 should be at Le Mans during the 24-Hours week, and may take part in the final rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship starting with the Circuit of the Americas on 20th September 2014
The no. 22 Oreca 03-Nissan entered by the Millenium Racing team driven by Giroix, Martin and Turvey will replace it.
Thus, the list of entries for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours consists of: 9 LM P1s, 19 LM P2s, 9 LM GTE Pros, 18 LM GTE Ams and the Nissan ZEOD entered in the context of the 56th garage - 29 prototypes and 27 GT.
The 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours
3rd round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Dates : 14-15 June 2014
General enclosure ticket price: 56 euros (ACO members) 73 euros (non ACO members).
Free for young people born after 15th June 1998 accompanied by an adult.
Test day: Sunday 1st June 2014.
Scrutineering and administrative checks: Sunday 8th and Monday 9th June 2014.
Free practice and qualifying: Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th June 2014.
Start of the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours: Saturday 14th June 2014 at 15h00.