Le Mans 2025 dates

Le Mans 2025 dates

Le Mans 2025

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place in 2025. It is one of the most famous car races in the world. Here are the important details for Le Mans 2025.

Le Mans 2025 dates

The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2025 will run from June 13-15. It is held in June each year. Practice and qualifying will be on June 13-14 before the main race starts on June 15. The race goes for 24 hours non-stop. Cars race around the Circuit de la Sarthe day and night until the winner crosses the finish line after 24 hours.

Le Mans 2025 schedule

Le Mans 2025 dates

Here is a basic schedule for the main events at Le Mans 2025:

  • June 13: Free practice sessions in the morning and afternoon. Garage 56 vehicle displays.
  • June 14: Free practice sessions and qualifying. Garage 56 displays.
  • June 15: Warm-up session in the morning. The race starts at 3pm local time. Podium celebration after the race finishes.

There will also be support races like Formula 3, LMP3 and GTE races during the weekend. Fans can watch activities all around the circuit and in the paddock areas.

Le Mans 2025 tickets

Tickets usually go on sale in January or February the year before the race. There are different types of tickets available:

  • Grandstand seats – With allocated seats in grandstands around the track
  • General admission – Allows access to the circuit but no allocated seats
  • 3-day passes – Valid for full access on Friday-Sunday
  • Single-day tickets – For access on just one of the race days

Prices vary depending on the areas and demand but expect to pay 100-200 Euros for a weekend pass. Tickets sell out fast so buy early to avoid missing out. Kids’ tickets are cheaper.

Le Mans 2025 entry list

The entry list for Le Mans 2025 will be announced in March-April 2025. Teams must submit their entries in advance. Usually, there are around 60 cars accepted to take part. The main classes are:

  • LMP1 – Fast prototype cars for manufacturer teams
  • LMP2 – Privateer prototype teams
  • GTE Pro – Professional factory drivers in production-based GT cars
  • GTE Am – Amateur drivers in production-based GT cars

Top manufacturers like Toyota, Porsche, and Ferrari usually enter cars. Many famous privateer and customer racing teams also aim to qualify. The entry list reveals all the teams, drivers and car numbers for the race.

Le Mans 2025 official website

The official website for the Le Mans 24 Hours is www.24hourslemans.com. Here fans can find the latest news, entry lists, schedules, and live timing during the race weekend.

You can also buy tickets, reserve camping spots, book hotels, and find information about visiting the circuit. Live video and audio streams are provided free on the site during practice, qualifying, and race. Photos, results, video galleries, and race stats are available after each session.

Le Mans 2025 race start time

The 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2025 will start at 3 pm local time on Sunday, June 15th. This is the traditional scheduled start time.

With the timezone in France being Central European Summer Time (CEST) during June, the start time will be 2 pm in the UK, 3 pm in most of Europe, 9 am on the East Coast of the USA, and 6 am on the West Coast of USA and other countries further west.

Le Mans 2025 teams

Some of the top factory and privateer teams expected to compete at Le Mans 2025 include:

  • Toyota Gazoo Racing – Defending winners in the top LMP1 class
  • Rebellion Racing – Top privateer LMP1 team
  • United Autosports – Winning LMP2 team
  • Porsche GT Team – Works GTE Pro entry
  • Aston Martin Racing – Factory GTE effort
  • Corvette Racing – Top American GTE contenders
  • AF Corse – Ferrari’s GTE factory program

Alongside these usual competitors, over 60 entries are expected across the classes. Garage 56 innovation entries are also likely. Customer teams provide close racing in LMP2 and GTE Am classes.

Le Mans 2025 drivers

Some big-name drivers expected to be competing at Le Mans 2025 include:

  • Sebastien Buemi (Toyota)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (Toyota)
  • Mike Conway (Toyota)
  • Fernando Alonso (Toyota)
  • Nick Tandy (Porsche)
  • Kevin Estre (Porsche)
  • Oliver Jarvis (United Autosports)
  • Tristan Nunez (Rebellion)
  • Jordan Taylor (Corvette)
  • Maxime Martin (Aston Martin)

Many other stars from WEC, ELMS, IMSA, Formula 1 and other series will want to add their name to the Le Mans winners list. With 60+ entries, the full driver lineups won’t be known until closer to the race date.

Le Mans 2025 track layout

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is held on the historic 8.469 miles (13.626 km) Circuit de la Sarthe. It winds through roads open to public traffic for most of the year.

The layout includes fast sections like the Mulsanne Straight and slow chicanes/corners in towns. It challenges drivers with its variety. Cars pass the famous pits, podium, and start/finish line at the central Bugatti Curve before starting lap after lap.

Racing continues day and night on the public road circuit. Safety has improved a lot since the first race in 1923 but it still takes bravery and car control for 24 hours of racing on this challenging track.

Le Mans 2025 Qualifying

In 2025, qualifying for positions on the starting grid will again take place on the day before the race starts. The 90-minute hyperbole session determines the fastest six cars that earn priority positions.

Hyperbole sees single drivers given timed laps to secure the top slots. Earlier in qualifying, two drivers must complete a full four-lap average to set their time. This session helps increase the spectacle and emphasizes the raw one-lap pace.

The slower cars qualify and line up further back based on their lap times. this ensures a rolling start can be safely achieved on Sunday with the fastest cars leading the field on the opening lap of the big race.

Le Mans 2025 live stream

The official 24 Hours of Le Mans website and social media will provide a free live stream of all qualifying, warm-up, and race action in 2025.

Support races can also be watched online. The broadcast runs commercial-free and has multiple simultaneous camera angles to choose from. On-board leaderboard overlays show lap times and gaps in real time.

Commentary is provided in several languages. The stream can be watched live or watched again on-demand later if you miss any of the non-stop racing. This lets fans worldwide follow all the epic moments as they unfold.

Le Mans 2025 highlights

In the days and weeks after the 2025 Le Mans race finishes, lots of highlight and recap content will be available online:

  • Short 2-5 minute videos of best battles, passes, incidents, and race-deciding moments
  • Longer 30-60 minute highlight shows from the full 24 hours of action
  • Trackside cameras to enjoy close racing from different corners
  • Pit lane and garage insider access behind the scenes
  • Podium celebrations and post-race interviews
  • Awards ceremonies and presentation of trophies

Highlight packages are shared on social media and embedded on news sites. This ensures global fans can easily enjoy the greatest moments even if they can’t watch live.

Le Mans 2025 regulations

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), who organize Le Mans, releases the sporting and technical regulations each year. Key rules for 2025 could include:

  • Balance of Performance adjustments between classes
  • New fuel or hybrid system rules in top classes
  • Minimum driver requirements e.g age, experience
  • Safety gear updates e.g. helmets, seat belts
  • Minimum refueling/driver change time limits
  • Tire regulations, allocations, and compounds
  • Car modifications, updates, or innovations allowed

Teams must design their cars and plan their seasons according to the regulations. Scrutineering checks ensure compliance for fairness and safety.

Le Mans 2025 cars

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The four main classes competing at Le Mans 2025 will feature a variety of prototype and grand touring cars:

  • LMP1 – Closed cockpit hybrid hypercars from manufacturers
  • LMP2 – Open or closed cockpit non-hybrid prototypes
  • GTE Pro – Evolved production-based grand tourers
  • GTE Am – Same cars but with amateur/bronze drivers

In each class, cars must adhere to regulations on aspects like engines, aerodynamics, and minimum weights. Privateer teams field older spec LMP1s and LMP2s alongside cheaper GTE machinery.

Toyota, Acura, and Glickenhaus’ hypercar models will fight in LMP1. Oreca, Ligier, and Dallara supply popular LMP2 chassis. Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, and BMW feature in GTE classes.

Le Mans 2025 camping

Official camping sites are located near the Le Mans circuits with room for 20,000 campers. You can book pitches from January beforehand.

Campsites offer toilets/showers and waste disposal. Bring your tent, stove, etc. Early arrivals get closer spots. Passes cover the car too. Electricity is available as are food stalls and small general stores nearby.

Organized campsites make for an atmospheric yet affordable way to enjoy the race weekend. Campervans are also allowed to stay on-site. Security is high with shuttle buses around the circuit.

Le Mans 2025 hotels

Thousands more fans stay in Le Mans City’s many hotels during the race weekend. Book early as rooms fill up fast in June. Popular options include:

  • Ibis Styles Le Mans – A modern budget option in the city centre
  • Kyriad Le Mans – Well located, good facilities
  • Novotel Le Mans Centre – Near stations, indoor pool
  • Holiday Inn Le Mans – Large rooms, breakfast included
  • Best Western Le Maine – Family run, indoor parking
  • Logis Le Mans – Small historic hotel near the old town

Some hotels have shuttle buses that drop off near circuit entrances each day. Otherwise the easy-to-use trams/buses connect hotels with the track. Avoid driving due to traffic if staying in Le Mans city.

Le Mans 2025 parking

For fans driving to the circuit, official car parks allow parking near track entrances for a daily fee. Parking must be pre-booked in advance online:

  • Central Car Park – Largest with shuttle buses to/from the circuit
  • Bugatti Car Park – Near main entrance/pits and Bugatti Curves
  • Porsche Curves Car Park – Located by that part of the circuit
  • Dunlop Chicane Car Park – Close to pits and medical center

Onsite parking spaces sell out fast. Cheaper than parking on roads around the circuit. Parking attendants assist with guidance. Tow trucks remove illegally parked vehicles. Pedestrian underpasses make crossing tracks easier and safer.

Le Mans 2025 VIP tickets

Those wanting an exclusive Le Mans experience can purchase premium Silver or Gold VIP packages. Benefits may include:

  • Luxury air-conditioned lounges and suites
  • Fine dining with open bar and snacks
  • Prime seating in premium grandstands
  • Grid walk access before race starts
  • Pit lane walk experiences during weekend
  • Meet drivers, celebrities and VIPs
  • Gifts and memorabilia included
  • Personal host and concierge assistance
  • Transportation between VIP areas

VIP tickets are pricier but offer a very special way to immerse yourself in the prestigious event. Early booking advised. Packages give a truly different perspective on the racing spectacle at Le Mans.