List of 24 Hours of Le Mans winners

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Nine-time Le Mans winner, Danish driver Tom Kristensen

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 heures du Mans) is the world's oldest sports car endurance race and one of the most famous and influential in motorsports history.

The overall winners of all events since 1923 are listed here. The race has been run every year since its inception with the exception of 1936, where the race was not run due to worker strikes, and 1940 to 1948, due to World War II. Records for wins are also listed. Lower class wins are not included.

126 total drivers have won in the eighty-one runnings of the event.

Winners[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Tyre Laps Distance
2014 Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 379 5165.39 km
2013 Denmark Tom Kristensen
United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Loïc Duval
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 348 4742.89 km
2012 Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 378 5151.76 km
2011 Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI M 355 4838.30 km
2010 Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI plus M 397 5410.71 km
2009 Australia David Brabham
Spain Marc Gené
Austria Alexander Wurz
France Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 382 5206.28 km
2008 Denmark Tom Kristensen
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 381 5192.65 km
2007 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Marco Werner
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 369 5036.85 km
2006 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Marco Werner
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI M 380 5187 km
2005 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
Denmark Tom Kristensen
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 M 370 5050.5 km
2004 Japan Seiji Ara
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Japan Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Audi R8 M 379 5169.9 km
2003 Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Team Bentley Bentley Speed 8 M 377 5146.05 km
2002 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 375 5118.75 km
2001 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 321 4381.65 km
2000 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 368 5007.99 km
1999 Italy Pierluigi Martini
France Yannick Dalmas
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
Germany Team BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR M 365 4968 km
1998 France Laurent Aïello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 351 4773.18 km
1997 Italy Michele Alboreto
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Germany Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 361 4909.6 km
1996 Germany Manuel Reuter
United States Davy Jones
Austria Alexander Wurz
Germany Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 354 4814.4 km
1995 France Yannick Dalmas
Finland J.J. Lehto
Japan Masanori Sekiya
United Kingdom Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing McLaren F1 GTR M 298 4055.8 km
1994 France Yannick Dalmas
United States Hurley Haywood
Italy Mauro Baldi
Germany Le Mans Porsche Team Dauer 962 Le Mans G 344 4678.4 km
1993 Australia Geoff Brabham
France Christophe Bouchut
France Eric Hélary
France Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 375 5100 km
1992 United Kingdom Derek Warwick
France Yannick Dalmas
United Kingdom Mark Blundell
France Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Evo 1B M 352 4787.2 km
1991 Germany Volker Weidler
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Belgium Bertrand Gachot
Japan Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd. Mazda 787B D 362 4922.81 km
1990 Denmark John Nielsen
United States Price Cobb
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-12 G 359 4882.4 km
1989 West Germany Jochen Mass
West Germany Manuel Reuter
Sweden Stanley Dickens
West Germany Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes-Benz M 389 5265.115 km
1988 Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-9LM D 394 5332.97 km
1987 United Kingdom Derek Bell
West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United States Al Holbert
West Germany Rothmans Porsche AG Porsche 962C D 354 4791.9 km
1986 United Kingdom Derek Bell
West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United States Al Holbert
West Germany Rothmans Porsche AG Porsche 962C D 367 4972.731 km
1985 West Germany Klaus Ludwig
Italy Paolo Barilla
West Germany "John Winter"
West Germany Joest Racing Porsche 956 D 373 5088.507 km
1984 West Germany Klaus Ludwig
France Henri Pescarolo
West Germany Joest Racing Porsche 956 D 359 4900.276 km
1983 Australia Vern Schuppan
United States Al Holbert
United States Hurley Haywood
West Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 D 370 5047.934 km
1982 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Derek Bell
West Germany Rothmans Porsche System Porsche 956 D 359 4899.086 km
1981 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Derek Bell
West Germany Porsche System Porsche 936 D 354 4825.348 km
1980 France Jean Rondeau
France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
France Jean Rondeau Rondeau M379B-Ford Cosworth G 338 4608.02 km
1979 West Germany Klaus Ludwig
United States Bill Whittington
United States Don Whittington
West Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3 D 307 4173.93 km
1978 France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
France Didier Pironi
France Alpine Renault Renault Alpine A442B M 369 5044.53 km
1977 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United States Hurley Haywood
West Germany Jürgen Barth
West Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 936/77 D 342 4671.83 km
1976 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep
West Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 936 G 349 4769.923 km
1975 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United Kingdom Gulf Research Racing Co. Mirage GR8-Ford Cosworth G 336 4594.577 km
1974 France Henri Pescarolo
France Gérard Larrousse
France Equipe Gitanes Matra MS670C G 337 4606.571 km
1973 France Henri Pescarolo
France Gérard Larrousse
France Equipe Matra-Simca Shell Matra MS670B G 355 4853.945 km
1972 France Henri Pescarolo
United Kingdom Graham Hill
France Equipe Matra-Simca Shell Matra MS670 G 344 4691.343 km
1971 Austria Helmut Marko
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep
West Germany Martini Racing Team Porsche 917K F 397 5335.313 km
1970 West Germany Hans Herrmann
United Kingdom Richard Attwood
Austria Porsche KG Salzburg Porsche 917K G 343 4607.81 km
1969 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 Mk. I F 372 4997.88 km
1968 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
Belgium Lucien Bianchi
United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 Mk. I F 331 4452.88 km
1967 United States Dan Gurney
United States A.J. Foyt
United States Shelby-American Inc. Ford GT40 Mk. IV G 388 5232.9 km
1966 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
New Zealand Chris Amon
United States Shelby-American Inc. Ford GT40 Mk. II G 360 4843.09 km
1965 Austria Jochen Rindt
United States Masten Gregory
United States Ed Hugus
United States North American Racing Team Ferrari 250LM G 348 4677.11 km
1964 France Jean Guichet
Italy Nino Vaccarella
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 275P D 349 4695.31 km
1963 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 250P D 339 4561.71 km
1962 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
United States Phil Hill
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spyder D 331 4451.255 km
1961 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
United States Phil Hill
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TRI/61 D 333 4476.58 km
1960 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Belgium Paul Frère
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR59/60 D 314 4217.527 km
1959 United States Carroll Shelby
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. Aston Martin DBR1 A 323 4347.9 km
1958 Belgium Olivier Gendebien
United States Phil Hill
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR58 E 305 4101.926 km
1957 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type D 327 4397.108 km
1956 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
United Kingdom Ninian Sanderson
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type D 300 4034.939 km
1955 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. Jaguar D-Type D 307 4135.38 km
1954 Argentina José Froilán González
France Maurice Trintignant
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 Plus P 302 4061.15 km
1953 United Kingdom Tony Rolt
United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. Jaguar C-Type D 304 4088.064 km
1952 West Germany Hermann Lang
West Germany Fritz Riess
West Germany Daimler-Benz A.G. Mercedes-Benz 300SL C 277 3733.839 km
1951 United Kingdom Peter Walker
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Peter Walker Jaguar XK-120C D 267 3611.193 km
1950 France Louis Rosier
France Jean-Louis Rosier
France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport D 256 3465.12 km
1949 United States Luigi Chinetti
United Kingdom Peter Mitchell-Thomson
United Kingdom Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166MM E 235 3178.299 km
1940
to
1948
Races cancelled for World War II and French reconstruction
1939 France Jean-Pierre Wimille
France Pierre Veyron
France Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti Type 57S Tank D 248 3354.76 km
1938 France Eugène Chaboud
France Jean Trémoulet
France Eugène Chaboud / Jean Trémoulet Delahaye 135CS D 235 3180.94 km
1937 France Jean-Pierre Wimille
France Robert Benoist
France Roger Labric Bugatti Type 57G Tank D 243 3287.938 km
1936 Race cancelled due to workers strike
1935 United Kingdom Johnny Hindmarsh
United Kingdom Luis Fontés
United Kingdom Arthur W. Fox / Charles Nichol Lagonda M45R Rapide D 222 3006.797 km
1934 Italy Luigi Chinetti
France Philippe Étancelin
Italy Luigi Chinetti / Philippe Étancelin Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 213 2886.938 km
1933 France Raymond Sommer
Italy Tazio Nuvolari
Italy Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 233 3144.038 km
1932 France Raymond Sommer
Italy Luigi Chinetti
France Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 E 218 2954.038 km
1931 United Kingdom Earl Howe
United Kingdom Henry Birkin
United Kingdom Earl Howe Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 D 184 3017.654 km
1930 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
United Kingdom Glen Kidston
United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley Speed Six D 179 2930.663 km
1929 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
United Kingdom Henry Birkin
United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley Speed Six D 174 2843.83 km
1928 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
Australia Bernard Rubin
United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley 4½ Litre D 154 2669.272 km
1927 United Kingdom Dudley Benjafield
United Kingdom Sammy Davis
United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentley 3 Litre Super Sport D 137 2369.807 km
1926 France Robert Bloch
France André Rossignol
No Team Name Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 D 147 2552.414 km
1925 France Gérard de Courcelles
France André Rossignol
No Team Name Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 D 129 2233.982 km
1924 Canada John Duff
United Kingdom Frank Clement
United Kingdom Duff & Aldington Bentley 3 Litre Sport D 120 2077.341 km
1923 France André Lagache
France René Léonard
France Chenard & Walcker SA Chenard & Walcker Sport 3-Litre M 128 2209.536 km

Records[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Rank Driver Wins Years
1 Denmark Tom Kristensen 9 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx 6 1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982
3 United Kingdom Derek Bell 5 1975, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987
Germany Frank Biela 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
Italy Emanuele Pirro 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007
6 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962
France Henri Pescarolo 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984
France Yannick Dalmas 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999

Most consecutive wins[edit]

Rank Driver Consecutive
Wins
Years
1 Denmark Tom Kristensen 6 2000 - 2005
2 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato 3 1928 - 1930
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 1960 - 1962
France Henri Pescarolo 1972 - 1974
Belgium Jacky Ickx 1975 - 1977
Italy Emanuele Pirro 2000 - 2002
Germany Frank Biela 2000 - 2002
Germany Marco Werner 2005 - 2007

Winning drivers per nation[edit]

Rank Nation Winning
Drivers
1 United Kingdom United Kingdom 29
France France 29
3 Germany Germany 17
4 United States United States 12[1]
5 Italy Italy 11[1]
6 Belgium Belgium 5
7 Australia Australia 4
8 Austria Austria 3
9 Denmark Denmark 2
Japan Japan
Netherlands Netherlands
New Zealand New Zealand
Sweden Sweden
14 Argentina Argentina 1
Canada Canada
Finland Finland
Mexico Mexico
Spain Spain
Switzerland Switzerland

Total wins per nation[edit]

Rank Nation Wins
1 France France 42
2 United Kingdom United Kingdom 41
3 Germany Germany 28
4 United States United States 18
Italy Italy
6 Belgium Belgium 13
7 Denmark Denmark 10
8 Austria Austria 4
Australia Australia
10 Netherlands Netherlands 3
Switzerland Switzerland
12 Finland Finland 2
Japan Japan
New Zealand New Zealand
Sweden Sweden
16 Argentina Argentina 1
Canada Canada
Mexico Mexico
Spain Spain

Constructors[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Germany Porsche 16 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,
1986, 1987, 1994,[2] 1996, 1997,[3] 1998
2 Germany Audi 13 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014
3 Italy Ferrari 9 1949, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
4 United Kingdom Jaguar 7 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1988, 1990
5 United Kingdom Bentley 6 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 2003
6 Italy Alfa Romeo 4 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934
United States Ford 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
8 France Matra-Simca 3 1972, 1973, 1974
France Peugeot 1992, 1993, 2009
10 France Lorraine-Dietrich 2 1925, 1926
France Bugatti 1937, 1939
Germany Mercedes-Benz 1952, 1989[4]
13 France Chenard & Walcker 1 1923
United Kingdom Lagonda 1935
France Delahaye 1938
France Talbot-Lago 1950
United Kingdom Aston Martin 1959
United Kingdom Mirage 1975
France Renault-Alpine 1978
France Rondeau 1980
Japan Mazda 1991
United Kingdom McLaren 1995
Germany BMW 1999

Most consecutive wins[edit]

Rank Constructor Consecutive
Wins
Years
1 Germany Porsche 7 1981 - 1987
2 Italy Ferrari 6 1960 - 1965
3 Germany Audi 5 2004 - 2008
Germany Audi 2010 - 2014
5 United Kingdom Bentley 4 1927 - 1930
Italy Alfa Romeo 1931 - 1934
United States Ford 1966 - 1969
8 United Kingdom Jaguar 3 1955 - 1957
France Matra-Simca 1972 - 1974
Germany Porsche 1996 - 1998
Germany Audi 2000 - 2002
12 France Lorraine-Dietrich 2 1925 - 1926
Germany Porsche 1970 - 1971
Germany Porsche 1976 - 1977
France Peugeot 1992 - 1993

By nationality[edit]

Country Constructors Total wins
Germany Germany 4 32
United Kingdom United Kingdom 6 17
France France 9 15
Italy Italy 2 13
United States United States 1 4
Japan Japan 1 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luigi Chinetti won Le Mans initially as an Italian, but later won as an American. His wins are included for both countries.
  2. ^ The 1994 victory is listed with Porsche, although Dauer Sportwagen was the official constructor of the road car.
  3. ^ The 1996 and 1997 victories are listed with Porsche, although the car was built by TWR on a modified Jaguar XJR-14 chassis, fitted with a Porsche 962 engine.
  4. ^ The 1989 victory is listed with Mercedes-Benz as it was their project and engine, they merely used Sauber as a chassis builder.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • (French) Le Mans 1965 in Automobile Historique n°48 May 2005
  • (French) 24 heures du Mans 1973 in Automobile Historique n°49 June/July 2005