1989 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1989 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 57th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 10 and 11 June 1989.

Race[edit]

The race was the last time the 24 Hours of Le Mans ran without the two chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight; for the interest of safety to reduce speeds after speeds reaching 250 mph (402 km/h) in the previous years and this race, these chicanes were installed the following year and has been used since. The speeds on the Mulsanne Straight were so high that many of the drivers were concerned if their cars would stay on the ground over the humps and bumps of the straight. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents, something Le Mans in the 1980s had many of.

Having run his cars at Le Mans for a decade, Peter Sauber was aided by Mercedes in winning the 1989 race. His "Silver Arrows" Sauber C9s finished 1st, 2nd and 5th, with Porsches and Jaguars finishing behind.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Le Mans in 1989
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 63 Germany Team Sauber Mercedes Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Manuel Reuter
Sweden Stanley Dickens
Sauber C9 M 389
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
2 C1 61 Germany Team Sauber Mercedes Italy Mauro Baldi
United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
Sauber C9 M 384
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
3 C1 9 Germany Joest Racing Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 962C G 382
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
4 C1 1 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Netherlands Jan Lammers
France Patrick Tambay
United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Jaguar XJR-9LM D 380
Jaguar 7.0L V12
5 C1 62 Germany Team Sauber Mercedes France Jean-Louis Schlesser
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
France Alain Cudini
Sauber C9 M 378
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
6 C1 8 Germany Joest Racing France Henri Pescarolo
France Claude Ballot-Léna
France Jean-Louis Ricci
Porsche 962C G 371
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
7 GTP 201 Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Republic of Ireland Dave Kennedy
Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
Mazda 767B D 368
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
8 C1 4 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
France Alain Ferté
France Michel Ferté
Chile Eliseo Salazar
Jaguar XJR-9LM D 368
Jaguar 7.0L V12
9 GTP 202 Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Japan Takashi Yorino
Belgium Hervé Regout
United States Elliot Forbes-Robinson
Mazda 767B D 365
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
10 C1 16 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Norway Harald Huysman
Germany Uwe Schäfer
France Dominique Lacaud
Porsche 962C Y 351
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
11 C1 18 United Kingdom Aston Martin
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Republic of Ireland Michael Roe
Greece Costas Los
Aston Martin AMR1 G 340
Aston Martin (Callaway) RDP87 6.0L V8
12 GTP 203 Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Japan Yojiro Terada
Belgium Marc Duez
Germany Volker Weidler
Mazda 767 D 339
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
13 C1 55 Australia Team Schuppan Australia Vern Schuppan
Sweden Eje Elgh
Australia Gary Brabham
Porsche 962C D 321
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
14 C2 113 France Courage Compétition France Jean-Claude Andruet
France Philippe Farjon
Japan Shunji Kasuya
Cougar C20B G 312
Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
15 C1 20 United Kingdom Team Davey United Kingdom Tim Lee-Davey
United Kingdom Tom Dodd-Noble
Japan Katsunori Iketani
Porsche 962C D 308
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
16 C2 171 United Kingdom Team Mako Canada Robbie Stirling
United Kingdom Ross Hyett
United Kingdom Don Shead
Spice SE88C G 307
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
17 C2 108 United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing
United Kingdom GP Motorsport
United Kingdom Dudley Wood
United Kingdom Evan Clements
France Philippe de Henning
Spice SE87C G 303
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
18 C2 126 France France Prototeam France Jean Messaoudi
France Pierre-François Rousselot
France Thierry Lecerf
Argo JM19C G 297
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
19 C2 104 France Graff Racing France Jean-Philippe Grand
France Remy Pochauvin
France Jean-Luc Roy
Spice SE89C  ? 291
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20
DNF
C1 14 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom James Weaver
United Kingdom Tiff Needell
Porsche 962C GTi G 339
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
21
DNF
C1 10 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962C Y 303
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
22
DNF
C1 25 Japan Nissan Motorsport Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Chip Robinson
Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
Nissan R89C D 250
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
23
DNF
C2 101 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spain Fermín Velez
United Kingdom Nick Adams
Italy Luigi Taverna
Spice SE88C G 244
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
24
DNF
C1 17 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Argentina Oscar Larrauri
Switzerland Walter Brun
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C Y 242
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
25
DNF
C1 21 United Kingdom Spice Engineering United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United States Lyn St. James
Spice SE89C G 229
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
26
DNF
C1 15 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing Sweden Steven Andskär
United Kingdom David Hobbs
United Kingdom Damon Hill
Porsche 962C GTi G 228
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
C1 32 Japan Team LeMans Co.
France Courage Compétition
Japan Takao Wada
Japan Akio Morimoto
Sweden Anders Olofsson
March 88S Y 221
Nissan VG30 3.0L Turbo V6
28
DNF
C1 2 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Denmark John Nielsen
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United States Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM D 215
Jaguar 7.0L V12
29
DNF
C2 106 Italy Porto Kaleo Team United Kingdom Robin Smith
Italy Vito Veninta
Italy Stefano Sebastiani
Tiga GC288 G 194
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
30
DNF
C1 34 France Equipe Alméras Fréres France Jacques Alméras
France Jean-Marie Alméras
France Alain Ianetta
Porsche 962C G 188
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
C1 12 France Courage Compétition France Patrick Gonin
Belgium Bernard de Dryver
Switzerland Bernard Santal
Cougar C22LM G 168
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
32
DNF
C1 23 Japan Nissan Motorsports Japan Masahiro Hasemi
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Nissan R89C D 167
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
33
DNF
C1 19 United Kingdom Aston Martin
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse
United Kingdom David Leslie
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
United Kingdom David Sears
Aston Martin AMR1 G 153
Aston Martin (Callaway) RDP87 6.0L V8
34
DNF
C1 22 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
South Africa Wayne Taylor
United Kingdom Tim Harvey
Spice SE89C G 150
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
35
DNF
C2 103 France France Prototeam Switzerland Bernard Thuner
France Pierre de Thoisy
France Raymond Touroul
Spice SE88C G 133
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
36
DNF
C2 107 United Kingdom Tiga Race Team Morocco Max Cohen-Olivar
United Kingdom John Sheldon
United Kingdom Robin Donovan
Tiga GC289 G 126
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
37
DNF
C1 7 Germany Joest Racing Germany Frank Jelinski
France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Germany Louis Krages
Porsche 962C G 124
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
38
DNF
C1 52 France WM Secateva France Pascal Pessiot
France Jean-Daniel Raulet
France Philippe Gache
WM P489 M 110
Peugeot ZNS4 3.0L Turbo V6
39
DNF
C1 13 France Courage Compétition France Pascal Fabre
France Jean-Louis Bousquet
Japan Jiro Yoneyama
Cougar C22LM G 110
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
40
DNF
C2 102 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering United States John Hotchkis Sr.
United States John Hotchkis Jr.
United Kingdom Richard Jones
Spice SE86C G 86
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
41
DNF
C1 3 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Davy Jones
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
United States Jeff Kline
Jaguar XJR-9LM D 85
Jaguar 7.0L V12
42
DNF
C1 27 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Germany Rudi Seher
Austria Franz Konrad
Spain Andres Vilariño
Porsche 962C Y 81
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
43
DNF
C1 5 Switzerland Brun Motorsport
Japan From-A Racing
Germany Harald Grohs
Japan Akihiko Nakaya
South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 962C Y 78
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
C2 177 France Automobiles Louis Descartes (ALD) France Alain Serpaggi
France Yves Hervalet
France Louis Descartes
ALD C289 G 75
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
45
DNF
C1 33 Australia Team Schuppan United Kingdom Will Hoy
France Jean Alesi
United States Dominic Dobson
Porsche 962C D 69
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
46
DNF
C1 72 Germany Obermaier Racing
France Primagaz Competition
Germany Jürgen Lässig
France Pierre Yver
France Paul Belmondo
Porsche 962C G 61
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
47
DNF
C1 37 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Geoff Lees
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
United Kingdom John Watson
Toyota 89C-V B 58
Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
48
DNF
C2 151 Switzerland Pierre-Alain Lombardi Switzerland Pierre-Alain Lombardi
France Bruno Sotty
Italy Fabio Magnini
Spice SE86C G 58
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
49
DNF
C1 6 Switzerland Brun Motorsport
Japan Alpha Racing Team
Brazil Maurizio Sandro Sala
Austria Walter Lechner
Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Porsche 962C Y 58
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
50
DNF
C1 36 Japan Toyota Team Tom's Japan Hitoshi Ogawa
Italy Paolo Barilla
United States Ross Cheever
Toyota 89C-V B 45
Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
51
DNF
C1 11 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Japan Hideki Okada
South Africa George Fouché
Japan Masanori Sekiya
Porsche 962CK6 Y 42
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
52
DNF
C2 105 Italy Porto Kaleo Team
France Noël del Bello
France Jean-Claude Justice
France Noël del Bello
France Jean-Claude Ferrarin
Tiga GC289 G 36
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
53
DNF
C1 38 Japan Toyota Team Tom's Japan Kaoru Hoshino
France Didier Artzet
Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Toyota 88C B 20
Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
54
DNF
C2 175 United Kingdom ADA Engineering United Kingdom Ian Harrower
United Kingdom Laurence Bristow
United Kingdom Colin Pool
ADA 02B  ? 14
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
55
DNF
C1 24 Japan Nissan Motorsports United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Martin Donnelly
Nissan R89C D 5
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
DNS C1 51 France WM Secateva France Roger Dorchy
France Michel Maisonneuve
France Philippe Gache
WM P489 M -
Peugeot ZNS4 3.0L Turbo V6
DNQ C1 26 Italy Mussato Action Car Italy Almo Coppelli
Italy Franco Scapini
Austria Ernst Franzmaier
Lancia LC2 D -
Ferrari 308C 3.0L Turbo V8
DNQ C2 176 France Automobiles Louis Descartes France Thierry Serfaty
France Sylvain Boulay
France William Batmalle
ALD 04 G -
BMW M80 3.5L I6
DNQ C2 178 France Didier Bonnet France Didier Bonnet
France Gérard Tremblay
France Gérard Cuynet
ALD 05 A -
BMW M80 3.5L I6
DNQ C2 179 France Didier Bonnet France Jean-Luc Colin
France François Cardon
France Yves Bey-Rozet
ALD 06 G -
BMW M80 3.5L I6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #62 Team Sauber Mercedes - 3:15.040
  • Fastest Lap - #4 Silk Cut Jaguar - 3:21.093
  • Distance - 5265.115 km
  • Average Speed - 219.990 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed - Jaguar XJR-9 - 389 km/h (race), Sauber Mercedes C9 - 401 km/h (qualifying)