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24 Hours of Le Mans

Start time for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2024 - Time schedule

This weekend, the most famous endurance race of the year is on the schedule: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Below you'll find the start time of this iconic race at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Le Mans Start
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This is the start time of the Le Mans 24 hours

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most famous car races in the world and is considered part of the 'Triple Crown,' alongside the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, the 24 Hours of Le Mans starts at 3:00 PM BST (4:00 PM CET). The race concludes exactly 24 hours later, on Sunday, June 16, at 4:00 PM, regardless of any red flags.

Before the race, there will be multiple free practice sessions during both daylight and nighttime so drivers can get used to the conditions in both darkness and daylight. On Thursday, June 8th, the eight fastest cars in each class, after Wednesday's practice session, will battle it out for pole position.

Do you want to view the schedule of the Le Mans 24 hours? Check out the schedule below!

Le Mans 24 hours time schedule

Date Session Local start time (CET)
Wednesday June 12th Free practice 14:00
Wednesday June 12th Qualifying practice 19:00
Thursday June 13th Free practice 2 15:00
Thursday June 13th Hyperpole 20:00
Thursday June 13th Free practice 3 22:00
Saturday June 15th Race Start 16:00
Sunday June 16th Race Finish 16:00

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