251.882 km/h was the average lap speed reached by the Toyota TS050 HYBRID driven by Kamui Kobayashi during qualifying at the 2017 24 Hours and people took notice. Some other numbers from the 85th edition of Le Mans have proven just as astonishing!
18,133 The number of laps run by the 60 competitors at the 24 Hours
247,134 The number of kilometers traveled by those 60 competitors, more than six times the circumference of the Earth!
1,619 The total number of pit stops for the 60 cars
The average number of pit stops per class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans:
LMGTE Pro: 22.7
LMGTE Am: 23.3
34,415 The total number of overtakings at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including 1,747 to move up a position
The drivers with the most per class:
LMP1 Nicolas Lapierre - #9 Toyota TS050 HYBRID: 679 even though the car was forced to retire after 160 laps!
LMP2 Nelson Piquet, Jr. - Vaillante Rebellion's #13 ORECA: 1,145 undoubtedly because the Brazilian driver was the most diligent on the track with 170 laps covered
LMGTE Pro James Calado - AF Corse's #51 Ferrari 488 GTE: 74
LMGTE Am Townsend Bell - Scuderia Corsa's #62 Ferrari 488 GTE: 54
The number of overtakings doesn't correspond with the standings given that none of the four drivers won his class!