The 24 questions of Le Mans!

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Can you go the distance?

What year was the first 24 hour race held at Le Mans?

  • 1923
  • 1933
  • 1943

How long is one lap of the Circuit de la Sarth, Le Mans?

  • 6.171 miles / 9.931 kilometres
  • 8.467 miles / 13.626 kilometres
  • 10 miles / 6.093 kilometres

As of 2020, which manufacturer currently has the most overall wins at the 24 Heures du Mans, with 19 in total?

  • Ford
  • Ferrari
  • Porsche

In 1970 Steve McQueen made a movie about the race. Which team did his character, Michael Delaney, drive for?

  • Gulf Porsche
  • Scuderia Ferrari
  • Shelby American Ford

MotoGP race at Le Mans. What is the name of the shorter track the bikes use?

  • The Renault Circuit
  • The Michelin Circuit
  • The Bugatti Circuit

The tradition of spraying champagne to celebrate a race win was started by Dan Gurney at Le Mans in what year?

  • 1964
  • 1967
  • 1970

What was the reason the traditional 'Le Mans start' was banned after 1969?

  • It was unfair because some drivers could run faster
  • If it was raining the drivers got very wet
  • To ensure the drivers had their safety harnesses on properly

In 2013 South African Jack Gerber became the oldest driver to finish the race. What age was he?

  • 68
  • 62
  • 58

In 2014 American Matt McMurry became the youngest driver to finish the race. What age was he?

  • 18
  • 17
  • 16

1969 had the highest spectator attendance figure ever recorded. How many people watched the race that year?

  • 150,000
  • 275,000
  • 400,000

What was unusual about Edward Ramsden Hall racing at Le Mans in 1950?

  • He was the only fighter pilot ever to take part in the race.
  • He drove the entire 24 hours himself
  • He used a stolen car and was arrested two days later

In 2010, Dumas, Bernhard, and Rockenfeller set a new distance record. How far had their Audi R10 TDI+ travelled?

  • 5410.7 kilometres / 3362.0 miles
  • 4917.5 kilometres / 3055.5 miles
  • 5122.6 kilometres / 3183.0 miles

The highest speed ever recorded on the Mulsanne Straight is 253 mph / 407 kph. Which car set this record?

  • Porsche 917 L
  • Toyota TS050 Hybrid
  • WM P88-Peugeot

The worst accident in the history of motor racing, with over 80 fatalities, happened at Le Mans in which year?

  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1960

At Le Mans in 1966, the subject of the 'Ford v Ferrari' movie, which two drivers won the race driving a Ford GT40?

  • Ken Miles and Denny Hulme
  • Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver
  • Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon

Which rock drummer has competed at Le Mans on several occasions?

  • John Bonham of Led Zeppelin
  • Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
  • Steward Copeland of The Police

So far, Odette Siko is still the highest placed woman driver ever at Le Mans. What was her result in 1932?

  • 4th place
  • 7th place
  • 10th place

Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan drove at Le Mans in 1981, but his car did not finish. What car was he driving?

  • Porsche 911
  • BMW M1
  • Lola T600

Who is currently the most successful driver at Le Mans with nine overall wins?

  • Derek Bell
  • Jacky Ickx
  • Tom Kristensen

Why was the 1936 race cancelled?

  • The French workers were on strike
  • There were not enough cars entered to have a race
  • The war had started

Which well known actor won his class and finished second overall in 1979 driving this Porsche 935?

  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Paul Newman

What is significant about the 1991 race winning Mazda 787B?

  • It is the only Japanese car ever to have won the race
  • It is the only car to have won the race using a rotary engine
  • The drivers were all Japanese

The 'Triple Crown' in motor sport means winning the Le Mans 24 hours, the Monaco Grand Prix, and which other race?

  • The Indianapolis 500
  • The Daytona 500
  • The Bathurst 1000

Due to the popularity of Le Mans, the 2019 event had the most number of entries. How many cars started the race?

  • 41
  • 51
  • 61

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    • Btw,at times Mazda was the first ever japanese maker to win the race,too

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    • But currently speaking, Toyota also has two wins, so that no longer stands.

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