24h Le Mans
10/04/2020 - 17:00

The great 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Week! 13-20 September 2020

Due to the international health crisis, the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans will now take place on 19-20 September. This postponement has resulted in a few adjustments to the Race Week schedule. Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is able to share more details on Le Mans Race Week and what has changed for this year. Further information, including details on the support races, will be provided at a later date.
The great 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Week!  13-20 September 2020

Due to the international health crisis, the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans will now take place on 19-20 September. This postponement has resulted in a few adjustments to the Race Week schedule. Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is able to share more details on Le Mans Race Week and what has changed for this year. Further information, including details on the support races, will be provided at a later date.  

The main difference to Race Week is that there is no Test Day. The race will start at 14:30 (French time) this year and, of course, there will be a longer period of night-time racing.
 

Provisional schedule for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans: 13–20 September
 

Saturday 12 September

  • 18:00 – End of the installation process. The teams are set up in their garages and paddock.
     

Sunday 13 September

  • 08:00-17:30 – Scrutineering – competitors are summoned to attend the administrative checks (Welcome building) and technical inspections (circuit).
     

Monday 14 September

  • 08:00-17:30 – Scrutineering – competitors are summoned to attend the administrative checks (Welcome building) and technical inspections (circuit).
     

Tuesday 15 September

  • 10:00 – Briefings for drivers and marshals in the Welcome building
  • 17:00-18:30 – Pit walk and autograph sessions 
     

Wednesday 16 September

  • 13:00-18:00 – First free practice session – FP1
  • 20:00-23:00 – Second free practice session – FP2
  • 23:15-00:00 – Qualifying

N.B. Rookies are required to complete 10 laps during FP1 and FP2.
 

Thursday 17 September

  • 17:00-18:00 – Third free practice session – FP3
  • 20:00-20:30 – 24 Hours Hyperpole
  • 21:00-00:00 – Fourth and final free practice session – FP4

N.B. Drivers are now required to complete 8 night-time laps (compared to 5 previously).
 

Friday 18 September

  • 10:00-20:00 – Pit walk
  • 17:00 – Drivers Parade in the city centre (by Classic Automotive)
     

Saturday 19 September

  • 08:15-08:30 – Warm-Up
  • 12:15-12:30 – Pit Lane opened
  • 12:35-13:20 – Access to the Grid Walk open
  • 13:15-13:40 – Grid Walk cleared
  • 13:40-14:21 – Starting procedure
  • 14:30 – Start of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans
     

Sunday 20 September

  • 14:30 – End of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans
     

 We will share more details on the full programme of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans soon.

BREAKING NEWS: THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS POSTPONED TO 19–20 SEPTEMBER 2020