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WEC - Details of 24 Hours of Le Mans race week revealed

10.04.20

Due to the international health crisis, the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on 19-20 September. This postponement has resulted in a few adjustments to the race week schedule.

Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has shared more details of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race week.

The main difference to the race week is that there will be no Test Day. The race will start at 14:30 local time and, subsequently, there will be a longer period of night-time racing.

Provisional schedule for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans: 13–20 September

Saturday 12 September

•          18:00 – End of the installation process. The teams are set up in their garages and paddock

Sunday 13 September

•          08:00-17:30 – Scrutineering – competitors are summoned to attend the administrative checks (Welcome building) and technical inspections (circuit)

Monday 14 September

•          08:00-17:30 – Scrutineering – competitors are summoned to attend the administrative checks (Welcome building) and technical inspections (circuit)

Tuesday 15 September

•          10:00 – Briefings for drivers and marshals in the Welcome building

•          17:00-18:30 – Pit walk and autograph sessions

Wednesday 16 September

•          13:00-18:00 – First free practice session – FP1

•          20:00-23:00 – Second free practice session – FP2

•          23:15-00:00 – Qualifying

N.B. Rookies are required to complete 10 laps during FP1 and FP2.

Thursday 17 September

•          17:00-18:00 – Third free practice session – FP3

•          20:00-20:30 – 24 Hours Hyperpole

•          21:00-00:00 – Fourth and final free practice session – FP4

N.B. Drivers are now required to complete 8 night-time laps (compared to 5 previously).

Friday 18 September

•          10:00-20:00 – Pit walk

•          17:00 – Drivers Parade in the city centre

Saturday 19 September

•          08:15-08:30 – Warm-Up

•          12:15-12:30 – Pit Lane opened

•          12:35-13:20 – Access to the Grid Walk open

•          13:15-13:40 – Grid Walk cleared

•          13:40-14:21 – Starting procedure

•          14:30 – Start of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sunday 20 September

•          14:30 – End of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans

Details on the full programme of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will be shared in due course.