The 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours will be the eighth and final round of the eighth season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). As the most gruelling race and the closing round, Le Mans is all-important in the championship and decisive to the outcome. Last year’s Le Mans winning car, the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid will be sporting the same number to defend its title.
June 2020 is already special for many reasons: it marks the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first win (with the 917), the 20th anniversary of Audi’s first win and it will be 40 years since local driver Jean Rondeau became the first person to triumph as a driver/manufacturer.
This is also the end of an era. The 2020 race will be the last time that LMP1 Hybrid and Non-Hybrid prototypes will line up on the grid with LMP2 prototypes and LMGTE Pro and Am sports cars, before giving way to Hypercars in September for the 2020-21 season.
Another change at the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours: the race will start an hour later than has been customary in recent years, at 16:00 on Saturday 13th June, and finish 24 hours later, at 16:00 on Sunday 14th June.
Le Mans continues to encompass past and future, heritage and innovation. The 2020 poster (designed by Désigne x Pulp) emphasises this continuity and the forward-looking, colourful energy of Le Mans 24 Hours – an event steeped in tradition yet resolutely modern.
Founded by the ACO in 1923, the world’s greatest endurance race combines racing spirit and grit with a pioneering outlook and the most challenging testing ground any inventor could wish for. At Le Mans, we are racing to the future, now and always.