24h Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans – this year’s race facts and figures
We’ve crunched the numbers for you! Here are the statistics of the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, won by the Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid.
Yesterday’s win makes four in a row for Toyota Gazoo Racing, putting the Japanese manufacturer on a par with Alfa Romeo and Ford in the record books.
The number of kilometres covered by the race-winning #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid – an average speed of 210.5 kph. The distance equates to 371 laps. That’s 16 fewer than last year.
Brendon Hartley, driver of the Toyota Gazoo Racing #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid, marked up the fastest lap time, on the 60th lap.
The number of outright leader changes during the race. Most of these changes were due to the cat and mouse chase between the two Toyotas, #7 and #8. The #36 Alpine A480-Gibson entered by Alpine Elf Matmut took the lead for a lap. The class lead changed hands 28 times in LMP2, 18 times in LMGTE Pro and 29 in LMGTE Am.
The highest peak speed recorded during this 89th edition. Toyota Gazoo Racing’s #7 GR010 Hybrid was the machine that accomplished this feat. The top speed was achieved by Kamui Kobayashi in the 72nd lap.
Highest maximum speeds clocked in the other classes:
- LMP2: 325.8 kph by the Inter Europol Competition #34 Oreca 07-Gibson (lap 347);
- LMGTE Pro: 309.1 kph by the #64 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R (lap 57);
- LMGTE Am: 306.5 kph by the TF Sport #95 Aston Martin Vantage AMR (lap 33).
The number of retirements during the race. In 2020, ten cars retired, 11 in 2019 and 16 in 2018. Two cars were not classified: Team WRT #41 Oreca 07-Gibson and Risi Competizione #82.
All five Hypercars reached the finish line.
The number of trackside spectators, the maximum authorised in current circumstances.