It’s race week! #LeMans24 race schedule
The race week for this year’s 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans – round 7 of FIA WEC Season 8 – has finally arrived!
For only the second time in Le Mans history, the iconic 24 hour race will take place in September so prepare for more night racing (approximately 12 hours in darkness), higher speeds due to the cooler air temperature and best of all: exhilarating multi-class race action.
A total of 60 cars – and 180 drivers – will battle it out to become champion of the 88th running of the world’s most legendary endurance race.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s race will be held behind closed doors with the schedule more compact than previous years. It will also include the brand-new Hyperpole qualifying format. To learn more about Hyperpole and other changes this year, read our special guide HERE.
Full TV listings with details on how you can watch from home will be revealed shortly. Alternatively, download the FIA WEC app to watch the race live from your smartphone or tablet (more info HERE).
24 Hours of Le Mans schedule (all times listed are local French time, CEST)
Wednesday 16 September
08:00 - 18:00 Scrutineering
Thursday 17 September
10:00 - 13:00 - Free Practice 1
14:00 - 17:00 - Free Practice 2
17:15 – 18:00 - Qualifying
20:00 – 00:00 - Free Practice 3
Friday 18 September
10:00 – 11:00 - Free Practice 4
11:30 – 12:00 – Hyperpole
Saturday, 19 September
10:30 – 10:45 - Warm-up
14:30 – Race start
Sunday, 20 September
14:30 – Race finish
14:45 - Podium Ceremony