The only thing better than the 24 Hours of Le Mans being included in the FIA World Endurance Championship super season is the extensive television coverage that will glue many race fans in front of the TV.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019, which is scheduled to begin Saturday, June 15 at 9:00am ET (3:00pm in France) with TV coverage in the U.S. on the MotorTrend Network (Discovery Velocity in Canada), is the last race of the FIA WEC Super Season. Last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans counted as the second round of the series that spans 14 months. In addition to the TV coverage on the MotorTrend Network in the U.S. and on Discovery Velocity in Canada, a live stream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is available on the Motor Trend app as well as MotorTrend.com.
In Europe Eurosport is set to deliver its most complete 24h of Le Mans ever with every angle, every incident and every turn covered from the jewel in the crown of endurance motor racing. Coverage of Le Mans forms part of Eurosport’s year-round commitment to powering people’s passions for motorsport. This week, Eurosport will be at the start of the grid delivering over 38 hours’ of coverage including live coverage of free practice and qualifying coupled with a look back to last year’s memorable race that saw the Toyota Gazoo Racing team featuring Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima take the honors, with the highlight of the week being coverage of the main race itself from 2pm CEST on Saturday (15 June).
The 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place at the traditional Circuit de la Sarthe, an 8.5-mile road course in rural Le Mans, France. This is easily the most prestigious sports car race in the world.
Toyota’s TS050 LMP1, a hybrid, won last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and will be considered among the favorites to repeat. Toyota Gazoo Racing enters Le Mans leading the FIA WEC LMP1 point standings. As for the GT manufacturers FIA WEC points standings, Porsche enters Le Mans as a big leader over Ferrari, Ford, Aston Martin and BMW.
EVENT SCHEDULE – All times CEST – ET -6hours
Wednesday, June 12th
14:45 Free Practice
Thursday, June 13th
Saturday, June 15th
15:00 Race starts
Sunday, June 16th
15:00 Race ends
Before leaving this page you might be interested to read another blog post on the 24 Hours of Daytona