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Round 4 of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship is the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans.

First flee in 1923, the enviornment’s absolute best persistence racing is the closing profession contrivance for many drivers.  For 2021 the enduring tournament welcomes spectators succor, who are quandary to gaze the debut of Le Mans Hypercar machinery at Circuit de La Sarthe.

“Owing to its lengthy and famed historical past of pushing man and machine beyond their limits, Le Mans is unquestionably unquestionably one of the foremost crown jewels of motor sport and I’m proud that it’s a crucial segment of FIA-sanctioned championships,”  acknowledged Jean Todt, FIA President.

“Fans are obviously an integral segment of this huge tournament and the truth that many of them will likely be succor this year is exclusively unbelievable,”  he concluded.

Space:  Positioned 200km from Paris, Le Mans is found on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and is a segment of the Pays de la Loire plan.
 

Circuit des 24 Heures

72019 Le Mans Cedex 2, France

Tel:       +33 243 40 24 24

net:     24h-lemans.com/en

Airports:  

Paris CDG – 234km / 146 miles

Paris Orly – 198km / 124 miles

ROUND 4 HIGHLIGHTS 
  • The 24 Hours of Le Mans will characteristic a grid of 62 autos for the 89th edition of the tournament with the paunchy season FIA WEC entries being joined by competitors from the other persistence series from around the enviornment –European Le Mans Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Asian Le Mans Series.

     
  • The walk will characteristic 5 x Hypercar entries, 25 x LMP2 entries, 8 x LMGTE Pro entries, 23 LMGTE Am entries and a single entry within the Innovative Automobile class.

     
  • For the 2nd time two entries will characteristic all female crews with abet from FIA Girls in Motorsport Rate. The #1 Richard Mille Racing Crew Oreca-Gibson of Tatiana Calderon, Sophia Floersch and Beitske Visser will compete in LMP2.

     
  • The #85 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE EVO will characteristic season regulars Rahal Frey and Michelle Gatting, with Belgium’s Sarah Bovey making her FIA WEC debut at Le Mans after taking two podiums for the Italian group within the Michelin Le Mans Cup alongside one other FIA WIM supported driver, 17-year-weak Dorian Pin.

     
  • Double championship facets for 24 Hours of Le Mans will likely be awarded: 50-36-30-24-20-16-12-8-6-4-2 and 1 point for all other finishers.

     
  • 33 of 62 entries at Le Mans are eligible for championship facets.

     
  • 1985 and 1986 FIA World Endurance Drivers Champion and 5-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Derek Bell might perchance be the Big Marshal on the 2021 tournament.

     
  • 24 competitors – the six absolute best in every class – will scamper on to compete within the Hyperpole.  The session will settle the principle six areas on the grid for every class. 

A LOOK BACK AT 6 HOURS OF MONZA 

Mike Conway took the chequered flag to steal the 6 Hours of Monza after a dramatic tournament that seen a shut wrestle between Toyota and Alpine within the closing two hours. 

The #7 Toyota GR010-Hybrid led for the bulk of the walk after starting from pole location nonetheless suffered a puncture and a technical scenario allowing Alpine to sense victory. The #8 Toyota had suffered concerns earlier within the walk with Brendon Hartley bring the auto in for two journeys to the storage.

Porsche and Ferrari build on an very fair appropriate looking out wrestle in LMGTE Pro as #92 Porsche of Kevin Estre and Neel Jani comely beat the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, with the Ferrari having to pit for a ‘splash and walk’ two minutes earlier than the chequered flag. 

United Autosports USA took their 2nd steal of 2021 season in LMP2 with Phil Hanson, Fabio Scherer and Filipe Albuquerque ending 57 seconds earlier than the no31 Crew WRT Oreca-Gibson.  

The #83 AF Corse Ferrari secured the LMGTE Am silverware after a mighty wrestle from the succor of grid, with Francois Perrodo, Alessio Rovera and Nicklas Nielsen securing victory earlier than the #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage. 

CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS AFTER ROUND 3
HYPERCAR    
1st 

Brendon HARTLEY / Kazuki NAKAJIMA / Sebastien BUEMI

#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR010 Hybrid 

75 pts
2nd

Jose Maria LOPEZ / Kamui KOBAYASHI / Mike CONWAY

#7 Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR010 Hybrid  

69 pts
LMGTE Pro    
1st

Kevin Estre / Neel Jani 

#92 Porsche GT Crew Porsche 911 RSR-19

76 pts
2nd 

Alessandro PIER GUIDI / James CALADO

#51 AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE EVO 

74 pts
LMP2     
1st 

Phil HANSON

#22 United Autosports USA – Oreca 07-Gibson

74 pts
2nd 

Anthony DAVIDSON / Antonio Felix DA COSTA / Roberto GONZALEZ

#38 JOTA – Oreca 07-Gibson

56 pts
LMGTE Am    
1st 

Antonio FUOCO / Giorgio SERNAGIOTTO / Roberto LACORTE

 #47 Cetilar Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE EVO

54 pts
2nd

François PERRODO / Alessio ROVERA / Nicklas NIELSEN

#83 AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE EVO

52 pts
DID YOU KNOW?
  • 2021 will likely be 89th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans. The first walk used to be held in 1923

     
  • 17.262 km (10.726 Miles) used to be the length of the distinctive circuit in 1923. It used to be shortened in 1929 and again in 1932

     
  • The metropolis of Le Mans has hosted the French Big Prix on four occasions: 1906, 1921, 1929 and 1967

     
  • The quickest tempo finished on the Mulsanne Straight used to be 403.9kph / 251mph quandary by Roger Dorchy’s WM-Peugeot in 1988.

     
  • 5410km (3362 Miles) – the absolute best distance finished by a winning automobile (2010 Audi R15 TDI – Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, Mike Rockenfeller).  By comparison the winning automobile in 2020 finished 387 laps or 5273km (3295 miles).

     
  • After winning the 1967 walk with A.J. Foyt and Ford, American Dan Gurney spontaneously sprayed champagne while celebrating on the podium.  This used to be the principle event that this had been completed and one that has change into the feeble victory celebration.

     
  • In 2018 Fernando Alonso grew to alter into the principle Formula 1 huge prix winner to steal at Le Mans since Michele Alboreto in a Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 in 1997

     
  • 1997 used to be also the principle of Tom Kristensen’s document 9 wins at Le Mans.
TIMETABLE
Friday, 13 August     
09: 00 – 18: 00 scrutineering
Saturday, 14 August   
09: 00 – 13: 00  scrutineering
Sunday, 15 August   
09: 00 – 13: 00 Take a look at Session 1
14: 00 – 19: 00  Take a look at Session 2
Wednesday, 18 August  
14: 00 – 17: 00 Free Note 1
22: 00 – 00: 00 Free Note 2
Thursday, 19 August   
14: 00 – 17: 00  Free Note 3
21: 00 – 21: 30  Hyperpole
22: 00 – 00: 00   Free Note 4
Saturday, 21 August   
11: 30 – 11: 45 Heat Up
16: 00   walk delivery 
Sunday, 22 August  
16: 00 chequered flag
FIA OFFICIALS

FIA Chairman of the Stewards

Jean-François VEROUX 

Stewards

Tim MAYER 

Yves BACQUELAINE

Michael SCHWAGERL

Chris GEFFROY

Rikki DY-LIACCO

FIA Trudge Director

Eduardo FREITAS

FIA Technical Delegate

Manuel LEAL

FIA Sport Coordinator

Marek NAWARECKI

FIA Medical Delegate

Christian WAHLEN / Jacques TROPENAT

Chief Timekeeper

Cristóbal LOPERA

FIA Driver Adviser

Yannick DALMAS

FIA Media Delegate

Jeff CARTER

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for the total championships will be chanced on HERE.


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