The 24 Hours of Le Mans Advent Calendar: 24 remarkable stories about the race
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans Advent Calendar: 24 remarkable stories about the race

This year, enjoy an Advent calendar with a difference! Every day until Christmas Eve, we’ll bring you an unusual anecdote that helped build the 24 Hours of Le Mans legend.

Ever since 1923, drivers and manufacturers from all over the world have been pushing back the limits of man, woman and machine at the world’s greatest endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Records have tumbled and unusual tales have emerged as the years have gone by. Every day until Christmas, open a window in our Advent calendar with a difference to reveal a story linked to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some of the anecdotes are not so widely known, yet all are part and parcel of this legendary race.

Starting tomorrow, we shall tell you all about...

  • The Bentley Boys adventure or the story of a bunch of prodigal gentlemen drivers
  • Louis Rosier, marathon man
  • Jochen Rindt’s close call
  • Henri Pescarolo's raindance
  • Alexander Wurz on a promise
  • The sparkling début of Romain “Dumez”
  • And much more!

Share your own original anecdotes from the 24 Hours of Le Mans on our social media with the hashtag #24HStories.