The 24 questions of Le Mans!
Can you go the distance?
What year was the first 24 hour race held at Le Mans?
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?
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?
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?
In 2014 American Matt McMurry became the youngest driver to finish the race. What age was he?
1969 had the highest spectator attendance figure ever recorded. How many people watched the race that year?
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?
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?