Le Mans 24 Hours

Already free from health restrictions, the 2022 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans from Wednesday to Sunday is presented as a transition race to the 100th anniversary of the competition and the return of the historic constructor.

1986 Senna’s partner and winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours race related motors Felstappen, Parrow and Motoya died at the age of 62 Le Mans 24 Hours postponed to August And now we can welcome the general public

The legendary endurance car race closed its doors in 2020, and after last year’s capacity was limited, this year it was reunited with a full spectator and measures were taken to fight the covid-19 pandemic.


“‘Endurance’ enthusiasts and residents of Le Mans (…) will be able to celebrate the 24 Hours of Le Mans again,” said Pierre of the French Western Automobile Club (ACO).・ President Fiyon celebrates. Race organizer.

Audiences are back, not motorsport celebrities such as Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, BMW and Cadillac. They all started the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2023 and will join the Circuit 24 Hours 100 years after the first race. ..

Favorite Toyota

In his absence, Toyota recently occupies the highest position with the last four editions at Le Mans, leaving its legendary misfortune.

Also this year, the Japanese team finally won the N.7 hypercar driven by Mike Conway of England, Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Jose Maria Lopez of Argentina after some misfortunes last year. I put it in.

Toyota’s main rivals

The main rivals of Toyota N.7 are the “a priori” Toyota N.8 driven by Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, Brendon Hartley of New Zealander and Ryoo Hirakawa of Japan.

After two races, the constructor is not yet at the top of the WEC championship, but especially thanks to the victory of the hypercar driven by Andrena Grao of Brazil and Nicolas Lapierre and Matthew Baxiviere of France. Is led by Team Alpine. 1000 miles from Sebring (United States).

“After two races, the race for the title in the Hypercar category remains very open, and the Le Mans event can make a big difference in the direction of the championship,” said Richard Mille, Endurance Committee of the International Racing Federation. The chairman said. Car (FIA).

In addition to Toyota and Alpine, the American Glickenhaus team, named after its founder, New York director and producer James Glickenhaus, seeks to confirm the unpredictable fame that accompanies the race. I will participate again with two hypercars.

Similar to last year, a total of 62 vehicles will start at Circuit De La Salt.

In addition to the five hypercars, there are 27 LMP2s (slow), 7 LMGTE Pros, and 23 LMGTE Ams (operable by non-professionals or private teams).

Among the curiosity of this edition is the presence of eight-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier. This will be the first intrusion into the resistance of the Gallia pilot.

And women’s teams compete in the LGMTEAm category.



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