List of 24 hours of Le Mans records

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This is a list of records in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, since 1923. This page is accurate up to and including the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Constructor Records[edit]

Most Wins[edit]

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Germany Porsche 16 1970-1971, 1976-1977, 1979, 1981-1987, 1994, 1996-1998
2 Germany Audi 13 2000-2002, 2004-2008, 2010-2014
3 Italy Ferrari 9 1949, 1954, 1958, 1960-1965
4 United Kingdom Jaguar 7 1951, 1953, 1955-1957, 1988, 1990
5 United Kingdom Bentley 6 1924, 1927-1930, 2003
6 Italy Alfa Romeo 4 1931-1934
United States Ford 1966-1969
8 France Matra-Simca 3 1972-1974
France Peugeot 1992-1993, 2009
10 France Lorraine-Dietrich 2 1925-1926
France Bugatti 1937, 1939
Germany Mercedes-Benz 1952, 1989
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]

Wins Constructor Consecutive
Wins
7 Germany Porsche 1981 - 1987
6 Italy Ferrari 1960 - 1965
5 Germany Audi 2004 - 2008
Germany Audi 2010 - 2014
4 United Kingdom Bentley 1927 - 1930
Italy Alfa Romeo 1931 - 1934
United States Ford 1966 - 1969
3 United Kingdom Jaguar 1955 - 1957
France Matra-Simca 1972 - 1974
Germany Porsche 1996 - 1998
Germany Audi 2000 - 2002

Win(s) by Nations (constructors)[edit]

Nation Win(s)
1 Germany Germany 32
2 United Kingdom United Kingdom 17
3 France France 15
4 Italy Italy 13
5 United States United States 4
6 Switzerland Switzerland 1
Japan Japan

Wins by cars[edit]

Wins Cars Year
5 Germany Audi R8 2000-2002, 2004-2005
4 Italy Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1931-1934
United States Ford GT40 1966-1969
Germany Porsche 956 1982-1985
Germany Audi R18 2011-2014
3 United Kingdom Jaguar Type D 1955-1957
ItalyFerrari 250 TR 1958, 1960-1961
France Matra Simca MS670 1972-1974
Germany Porsche 936 1976-1977, 1981
Germany Audi R10 TDI 2006- 2008
2 France Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 1925-1926
United KingdomBentley Speed Six 1929-1930
France Bugatti Type 57 1937, 1939
Germany Porsche 917K 1970-1971
Germany Porsche 962C 1986-1987
France Peugeot 905 1992-1993
Germany Porsche WSC-95 1996-1997

Wins by Team[edit]

Team Wins Year(s)
1 Germany Joest Racing 13 1984-1985, 1996-1997, 2000–2002, 2006-2007, 2010-2014
2 Germany Porsche 9 1976-1977, 1981-1983, 1986-1987, 1994, 1998
3 Italy Scuderia Ferrari 7 1954, 1958, 1960-1964
4 United Kingdom Jaguar 5 1951, 1953, 1955, 1988, 1990
5 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. 4 1927-1930
6 France Matra Sports 3 1972-1974
France Peugeot Sport 1992-1993, 2009
8 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse 2 1956-1957
United StatesShelby-American Inc. 1966-1967
United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering 1968-1969

Consecutive wins by same car[edit]

Wins Cars with s/n Year
2 United Kingdom Bentley Speed Six #LB2332 1929-1930
United States Ford GT40 #P-1075 1968-1969
Germany Porsche 956 #117 1984-1985
Germany Porsche WSC-95 #002 1996-1997

Driver Records[edit]

Most Wins[edit]

Drivers Wins Years
1 Denmark Tom Kristensen 9 1997, 2000-2005, 2008, 2013
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx 6 1969, 1975-1977, 1981-1982
3 United Kingdom Derek Bell 5 1975, 1981-1982, 1986-1987
Germany Frank Biela 2000-2002, 2006-2007
Italy Emanuele Pirro 2000-2002, 2006-2007
6 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4 1958, 1960-1962
France Henri Pescarolo 1972-1974, 1984
France Yannick Dalmas 1992, 1994-1995, 1999
9 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato 3 1928-1930
Italy United States Luigi Chinetti 1932, 1934, 1949
United States Phil Hill 1958, 1961-1962
United States Hurley Haywood 1977, 1983, 1994
Germany Klaus Ludwig 1979, 1984-1985
United States Al Holbert 1983, 1986-1987
Italy Rinaldo Capello 2003-2004, 2008
Germany Marco Werner 2005-2007
United Kingdom Allan McNish 1998, 2008, 2013
Germany André Lotterer 2011, 2012, 2014
Switzerland Marcel Fässler 2011, 2012, 2014
France Benoît Tréluyer 2011, 2012, 2014

Most Consecutive Wins[edit]

Drivers 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

Win in their First Entries[edit]

Driver Year
1 France André Lagache 1923
France René Leonard 1923
United Kingdom Bernard Rubin 1928
United Kingdom Woolf Barnato 1928
Italy Luigi Chinetti 1932
Italy Tazio Nuvolari 1933
France Philippe Etancelin 1934
United Kingdom Luis Fontès 1935
France Jean-Pierre Wimille 1937
France Peter Walker 1951
Germany Fritz Riess 1952
Germany Hermann Lang 1952
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 1955
United States AJ Foyt 1967
United States Hurley Haywood 1977
Germany Klaus Ludwig 1979
United Kingdom Andy Wallace 1988
France Christophe Bouchut 1993
France Eric Hélary 1993
Austria Alexander Wurz 1996
Denmark Tom Kristensen 1997
France Laurent Aïello 1998

Wins in all their entries[edit]

Driver Number of
Entries
Win(s) Year(s)
1 United Kingdom Woolf Barnato 3 3 1928-1930
2 France Jean-Pierre Wimille 2 2 1937,1939
3 United Kingdom Luis Fontès 1 1 1935
Germany Hermann Lang 1952
United States AJ Foyt 1967
Italy Tazio Nuvolari 1933

Total Starts[edit]

Driver Starts
1 France Henri Pescarolo 33
2 France Bob Wollek 30
3 Japan Yojiro Terada 29
4 United Kingdom Derek Bell 26
5 France François Migault 25
6 France Claude Ballot-Lena 23
7 Switzerland Claude Haldi 22
France Pierre Yver
Netherlands Jan Lammers
10 United Kingdom Andy Wallace 21

Other Driver records[edit]

Description Record Details
Wins
Youngest Winner 22 years, 91 days Austria Alexander Wurz in 1996
Oldest Winner 47 years, 343 days United States Luigi Chinetti in 1949
Winner with most constructors 4 France Yannick Dalmas (Peugeot, Porsche, Mclaren, BMW)
Biggest gap between two Wins 13 years Austria Alexander Wurz (1996 - 2009)
Biggest gap between first and last Win 17 years United States Hurley Haywood (1977 - 1994)
Most Wins with the same Driver Line Up 3 Belgium Olivier Gendebien, United States Phil Hill (1958, 1961, 1962)
Belgium Jacky Ickx, United Kingdom Derek Bell (1975, 1981, 1982)
Denmark Tom Kristensen, Germany Frank Biela, Italy Emanuele Pirro (2000, 2001, 2002)
Switzerland Marcel Fässler, Germany André Lotterer, France Benoît Tréluyer (2011, 2012, 2014)
Starts and Finishes
Youngest driver to start a race 16 years 202 days United States Matt McMurry in 2014
Oldest driver to start a race 68 years 110 days South Africa Jack Gerber in 2013
Youngest driver to finish a race 16 years, 203 days United States Matt McMurry (2014)
Oldest driver to finish a race 68 years, 111 days South Africa Jack Gerber (2013)
Most consecutive starts 30 France Henri Pescarolo (1970 - 1999)
Most consecutive finishes 11 United States Johnny O'Connell (1999 - 2009)
Most Time between successive starts 21 years France Jean Alesi (1989 - 2010)
Most Time between first and last start 35 years United States Mario Andretti (1966 - 2000)
Japan Yojiro Terada (1974 - 2008)
Most starts without finishing one race 13 Germany Hans Heyer [2]
Most starts without winning (overall) 30 France Bob Wollek
Most Time in the car during 24 hours 23 h 15 min 17s France Louis Rosier in 1950 [3]
Entries with most constructors 15 France François Migault [4]
Most entries with the same constructor 16 Japan Yojiro Terada with Japan Mazda (1981-1992, 1994-1997)
Germany Jürgen Lässig with Germany Porsche (1981, 1983-1997)
Most entries as team mates 9 Denmark Tom Kristensen and Italy Rinaldo Capello (2003-2004,2006-2012)
United States Tracy Krohn and Sweden Niclas Jönsson (2006-2014)
Most finishes 19 United Kingdom Derek Bell
Most retirements 18 France Henri Pescarolo
Podiums
Most Podiums 14 Denmark Tom Kristensen
Most Podiums without a win 6 France Bob Wollek
Most consecutive podiums finishes 9 Italy Emanuele Pirro (1999-2007)
Youngest driver on the podium 18 years, 133 days Mexico Ricardo Rodriguez (in 1960 second place overall)
Oldest driver on the podium 68 years, 111 days South Africa Jack Gerber (in 2013 in the LMGTE-Am category)
Pole Position
Most pole positions 5 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983)
Most consecutive pole positions 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1981, 1982, 1983)
France Stéphane Sarrazin (2007, 2008, 2009)
Pole position and win 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1975, 1981, 1982)
Fastest Lap
Most fastests laps 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1977, 1979, 1980, 1983)

United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958)

Most consecutive fastests laps 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958)

Race Records[edit]

Description Record Details
Longest distance covered 5,410.71 km Germany Audi R15+ TDI in 2010
Fastest Lap in race 3:18.40 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver with a Germany Porsche 917 in 1971
Fastest Lap (pole position) 3:13.90 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez with a Germany Porsche 917 in 1971
Smallest winning margin 20 meters In 1966 between two United States Ford GT40 [5]
Largest winning margin 349.808 km In 1927, United Kingdom Bentley from Salmson
Top Speed 407 km/h (253 mph) France Roger Dorchy with a WM P88-Peugeot in 1988
Most cars in a single race 60 In 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955
Fewest cars in a single race 17 In 1930
Most Finishers 42 In 2013
Fewest Finishers 6 In 1931
Most entries by a single constructor in a single race 33 Germany Porsche in 1971 (33 starters/49)
Most Time behind the safety car 5h 27min In 2013
Most Safety cars in a race 12 In 2013

Winning Tyres[edit]

Manufacturer Win(s) Year(s)
1 United Kingdom Dunlop 34 1924-1931, 1935, 1937-1939, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955-1957, 1960-1964, 1977, 1979, 1981-1988, 1991
2 France Michelin 23 1923, 1978, 1989, 1992-1993, 1995, 1998-2014
3 United States Goodyear 14 1965-1967, 1970, 1972-1976, 1980, 1990, 1994, 1996-1997
4 Belgium Englebert 5 1932-1934, 1949, 1958
5 United States Firestone 3 1968-1969, 1971
6 Germany Continental 1 1952
Italy Pirelli 1954
United Kingdom Avon 1959

Winning fuel[edit]

Fuel Wins Year(s)
1 Petrol 73 1923–2005
2 Diesel 6 2006–2011
3 Hybrid (Electric/Diesel) 3 2012–2014

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. ^ He enters 12 times but in 1973 he raced for 2 different cars.
  3. ^ He won Le Mans with his son Jean-Louis Rosier who raced just 2 laps
  4. ^ Ferrari, Matra, Ligier, Mirage, Rondeau, Ford, Lola, WM, Courage, ALD, Porsche, Dodge, Marcos, Pilbeam, Dome
  5. ^ At the finish, Ford decided to stage publicity photo between Miles/Hulme and McLaren/Amon with the No. 5 following, too. According to witnesses, McLaren left a small margin to Miles and it was expected than Miles/Hulme will be declared winner after the examination of the photo finish. But the ACO declared the McLaren/Amon car had won the race, having covered more distance in 24 hours, as it had started the race several places behind the Miles/Hulme car. The ACO estimated the difference to 8 meters.