24 Mans Le Mans Virtual kicks off this weekend!
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will kick off tomorrow (Saturday 15 January) with some of motorsport’s biggest names including F1 World Champion, Max Verstappen.
The online event begins at 14h00 CET and 200 drivers will compete in 50 cars for 24 hours of hard virtual racing.
Leading the field away as the official “Leading Car” will be the LMPH2G, the electric-hydrogen racing car developed by H24Racing for the MissionH24 project initiated by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and GreenGT. As leading car and safety car, as was the case for the inaugural 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, the LMPH2G will head the field around the famed Circuit de la Sarthe course for the formation lap and will intervene to slow the pace during the race if necessary.
The #LeMansVirtual fever is building— Le Mans Virtual (@LeMansVirtual) January 13, 2022
Look at the crowds for Free Practice this evening
Circuit de la Sarthe... it's great to be back
Saturday 15 January
🟢 Race Start - 13:00 GMT - 14:00 CET - 08:00 ET
@24hoursoflemans / @FIAWEC / @traxiongg pic.twitter.com/5fhADIVlJJ
The MissionH24 project goal is a hydrogen class at the 2025 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is working with leading figures in Endurance, the manufacturers and technical partners, on the creation of a category reserved for electric-hydrogen-powered prototypes. MissionH24 and their team, H24Racing, are trialling the best technical and sporting solutions to compete in this category.
To follow the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual go to www.lemansvirtual.com or follow via the FIA WEC social media channels.
Friday 14 January
- 10:00-17:00 Official practice 2
- 19:10-19:30: GTE qualifying
- 19:40-20:00: LMP qualifying
Saturday 15 January
- 14:00: start of the 2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sunday 16 January
- 14:00: end of the 2022 Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans
Tomorrow... it's Race Day— Le Mans Virtual (@LeMansVirtual) January 14, 2022
After months of preperation and build-up Le Mans is almost here
Today we will provide you with all you need to know to help you enjoy the race.
Spotters Guide, where to watch and maybe some cheeky behind the scenes info #LeMansVirtual pic.twitter.com/up60a0zugX