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 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Constructor Records[edit]

Most Wins[edit]

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Germany Porsche 19 1970-1971, 1976-1977, 1979, 1981-1987, 1994,[1] 1996-1998,[2] 2015-2017
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
12 France Chenard & Walcker 1 1923
United Kingdom Lagonda 1935
France Delahaye 1938
France Talbot-Lago 1950
Germany Mercedes-Benz 1952
United Kingdom Aston Martin 1959
United Kingdom Mirage 1975
France Renault-Alpine 1978
France Rondeau 1980
Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1989 [3]
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
Germany Porsche 2015 - 2017

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

Nation Win(s) Constructor(s)
1 Germany Germany 34 4
2 United Kingdom United Kingdom 17 6
3 France France 15 9
4 Italy Italy 13 2
5 United States United States 4 1
6 Switzerland Switzerland 1 [3] 1
Japan Japan 1 1

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 D-Type 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
Germany Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015-2017
2 France Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 1925-1926
United Kingdom Bentley 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 12 1976-1977, 1981-1983, 1986-1987, 1994, 1998, 2015-2017
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 #001 1996-1997

Other Constructor Records[edit]

Description Record Details
Podiums
Most 1-2 finishes 12 Germany Porsche in 1970, 1971, 1979, 1982-1987, 1996, 1998, 2015
Most Podiums 54 Germany Porsche [4]
Most Podium Lockouts 8 Germany Porsche in 1970, 1979, 1982-1986, 1996
Most consecutive podiums 18 Germany Audi between 1999 and 2016
Most cars of the same brand in a row 8 Germany Porsche in 1983
Most second places finishes without winning 5 Japan Toyota in 1992, 1994, 1999, 2013 and 2016
Most podiums without winning 6 Japan Toyota [5]
Starts
Most participations by a single constructor 67 Germany Porsche between 1951 and 2017
Most entries by a single constructor in a single race 33 Germany Porsche in 1971 (33 starters/49)
Most entries by a single constructor (total) 796 Germany Porsche since 1951
Most participations without winning 36 United Kingdom Lola
Pole Positions
Most consecutive pole positions 6 Germany Porsche between 1978 and 1983
Most pole positions without winning 3 Japan Toyota in 1999, 2014 and 2017
Fastest Laps
Most fastest laps 14 Germany Porsche in 1968-1971, 1977, 1979-1981, 1983, 1985-1986, 1988, 1994, 1997
Most consecutive fastest laps 5 Germany Audi between 2011 and 2015

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 30
2 France France 29
3 Germany Germany 19
4 United States United States 12[6]
5 Italy Italy 11[6]
6 Belgium Belgium 5
7 Australia Australia 4
New Zealand New Zealand
9 Austria Austria 3
10 Denmark Denmark 2
Japan Japan
Netherlands Netherlands
Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland
15 Argentina Argentina 1
Canada Canada
Finland Finland
Mexico Mexico
Spain Spain

Total driver wins per nation[edit]

Rank Nation Wins
1 France France 43
2 United Kingdom United Kingdom 42
3 Germany Germany 31
4 United States United States 18
Italy Italy
6 Belgium Belgium 13
7 Denmark Denmark 10
8 New Zealand New Zealand 5
9 Austria Austria 4
Australia Australia
Switzerland Switzerland
12 Netherlands Netherlands 3
13 Finland Finland 2
Japan Japan
Sweden Sweden
16 Argentina Argentina 1
Canada Canada
Mexico Mexico
Spain Spain

Win in their First Entries[edit]

Driver Year
1 France André Lagache 1923
France René Léonard 1923
Australia Bernard Rubin 1928
United Kingdom Woolf Barnato 1928
Italy Luigi Chinetti 1932
Italy Tazio Nuvolari 1933
France Philippe Etancelin 1934
United Kingdom Luis Fontés 1935
France Jean-Pierre Wimille 1937
United Kingdom 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 Éric Hélary 1993
Austria Alexander Wurz 1996
Denmark Tom Kristensen 1997
France Laurent Aïello 1998
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2015
New Zealand Earl Bamber 2015

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 Fontés 1 1 1935
Germany Hermann Lang 1952
United States AJ Foyt 1967
Italy Tazio Nuvolari 1933
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2015

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
Netherlands Jan Lammers
France Emmanuel Collard
9 Switzerland Claude Haldi 22
France Pierre Yver

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 starts before first win 16th start Australia David Brabham in 2009
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)
Win from lowest start position 16th Germany Hans Herrmann and United Kingdom Richard Attwood in 1970
Starts and Finishes
Youngest driver to start a race 16 years 202 days United States Matt McMurry (2014)
Oldest driver to start a race 68 years 110 days South Africa Jack Gerber (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 races between first and last start 35 races United States Mario Andretti (1966 - 2000)
Japan Yojiro Terada (1974 - 2008)
Netherlands Jan Lammers (1983 - 2017)
Most starts without finishing one race 14 Germany Hans Heyer[7]
Most starts without winning (overall) 30 France Bob Wollek
Most Time in the car during 24 hours 24 hours United Kingdom Edward Ramsden Hall in 1950[8]
Most Time in the car during 24 hours for a winner 23 h 15 min 17s France Louis Rosier in 1950[9]
Entries with most constructors 17 France François Migault[10]
Most entries with the same constructor 20 France Bob Wollek with Germany Porsche (1975-1983, 1986-1990,1993, 1996-2000)
Most entries as team mates 12 United States Tracy Krohn and Sweden Niclas Jönsson (2006-2017)
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 (overall) 6 France Bob Wollek
Most consecutive podium finishes 9 Italy Emanuele Pirro (1999-2007)
Youngest driver on the podium (overall) 18 years, 133 days Mexico Ricardo Rodriguez (2nd in 1960)
Oldest driver on the podium (overall) 55 years, 110 days United States Mario Andretti (2nd in 1995)
Oldest driver on the podium 68 years, 111 days South Africa Jack Gerber (3rd in 2013 in the LMGTE-Am category)
Biggest gap between first and last podiums (overall) 19 years, 361 days France Bob Wollek (1978-1998)
Most races without an overall podium 29 Japan Yojiro Terada
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)
Most pole positions with same race wins 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1975, 1981, 1982)
Youngest polesitter 23 years, 146 days Mexico Pedro Rodríguez (1963)
Oldest polesitter 43 years, 220 days France Bob Wollek (1987)
Fastest Lap
Most fastests laps 5 Belgium Jacky Ickx (1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985)
Most consecutive fastests laps 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958)
Youngest driver to set fastest lap 19 years, 114 days Mexico Ricardo Rodriguez (1961)
Oldest driver to set fastest lap 51 years, 44 days United Kingdom Francis Curzon (1935)

Race Records[edit]

Description Record Details
Longest distance covered 5410.713 km (397 laps) Germany Audi R15+ TDI in 2010
Fastest Lap in race 3:17.475 Germany Andre Lotterer with an Audi R18 e-tron quattro in 2015
Fastest Lap, (since 1989, pole position) 3:14.791 Japan Kamui Kobayashi with a Toyota TS050 - Hybrid in 2017
Fastest Lap (until 1989, pole position) 3:13.90 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez with a Porsche 917 in 1971
Smallest winning margin 20 meters In 1966 between two United States Ford GT40[11]
Largest winning margin 349.808 km In 1927, United Kingdom Bentley from Salmson
Highest average race speed (winner) 225.228 km/h (140 mph) Germany Audi R15+ TDI in 2010
Highest average lap speed (Qualifying) 251.881 km/h (157 mph) Japan Kamui Kobayashi with a Toyota TS050 - Hybrid in 2017
Highest average lap speed (Race) 248.459 km/h (154 mph) Germany Andre Lotterer with a Audi R18 e-tron quattro in 2015
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, 2016, 2017
Fewest cars in a single race 17 In 1930
Most Finishers 48 In 2017
Fewest Finishers 6 In 1931
Highest percentage of Finishers 90.9% In 1923 (30 finishers/33)
Lowest percentage of Finishers 13.7% In 1970 (7 finishers/51)
Most cars in the Leading Lap 2 In 1933, 1935, 1966, 1969, 1983, 1987, 1988, 2004, 2008 and 2011
Most Time behind the safety car 5h 27min In 2013
Most Safety cars in a race 12 In 2013
Highest attendance 400,000 In 1969

Grid Starting records[edit]

Note: The first qualification occurred in 1963.

Most Pole Positions by Constructor[edit]

Constructor Pole Position(s) Year(s)
1 Germany Porsche 19 1968-1971, 1978-1983, 1985-1988, 1996-1997, 2015-2016
2 Germany Audi 8 2000-2002, 2004, 2006, 2011-2013
3 France Peugeot 6 1992-1993,2007-2010
4 Italy Ferrari 3 1963-1964,1973
United States Ford 1965-1967
Japan Toyota 1999, 2014, 2017
7 France Matra-Simca 2 1972,1974
France Renault-Alpine 1976-1977
Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1989,1991
10 United Kingdom Mirage 1 1975
Italy Lancia 1984
Japan Nissan 1990
France Courage 1994
France Welter Racing 1995
Germany Mercedes 1998
United Kingdom Bentley 2003
France Pescarolo 2005

Winning Starting Position[edit]

Starting Position Win(s) Year(s)
1 1st (Pole) 10 1974, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
2nd 1963, 1972, 1976, 1986, 1987, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006
3 4th 9 1966, 1968, 1973, 1984, 1985, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2017
4 5th 5 1971, 1978, 1998, 2009, 2010
6th 1988, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2014
6 7th 4 1964, 1977, 1983, 1994
7 9th 3 1967, 1990, 1995
8 11th 2 1965, 1989
3rd 1979, 2015
10 14th 1 1969
16th 1970
10th 1980
12th 1991
8th 2005

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 26 1923, 1978, 1989, 1992-1993, 1995, 1998-2017
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 (Diesel/Electric) 3 2012–2014
4 Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) 3 2015-2017

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1994 victory is listed with Porsche, although Dauer Sportwagen was the official constructor of the road car, a Porsche 962 heavily modified for street use and race homologation.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b The ACO attributed the 1989 victory to the Swiss constructor Sauber
  4. ^ 19 victories, 18 second positions and 17 third positions
  5. ^ 5 second positions and 1 third position
  6. ^ a b Luigi Chinetti won Le Mans initially as an Italian, but later won as an American. His wins are included for both countries.
  7. ^ He entered 12 times but raced for 2 different cars in 1973 and 1977.
  8. ^ He became the first and only man to drive solo for the entire distance, despite having a co-driver in the pits ready to take over. He completed 236 laps, which equals to nearly 3,200 km (2,000 miles).
  9. ^ He won Le Mans with his son Jean-Louis Rosier who raced just 2 laps
  10. ^ Ferrari, Matra, Ligier, Mirage, Rondeau, De Cadenet, Ford, Lola, WM, Courage, ALD, Cougar, Porsche, Dodge, Marcos, Pilbeam, Dome
  11. ^ 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.