24H: 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to 19–20 Sept 2020 due to #COVID-19 pandemic

24H: 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to 19–20 Sept 2020 due to #COVID-19 pandemic

Weds 18th March – In view of the changing health situation related to the coronavirus and the latest Government guidelines, the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, initially scheduled for 13-14 June, has been postponed until 19-20 September 2020.

Restrictions are currently in force in France and other countries around the world to curb the spread of coronavirus. Consequently, race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has decided, in conjunction with the Féderation Internationale Automobile (FIA) and the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), to postpone the 24 Hours of Le Mans originally set for 13-14 June 2020.

The new date is 19–20 September 2020

The postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will affect the FIA WEC calendars; the revised dates will be communicated shortly. The European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup and Ligier European Series Calendars will also be updated. All this information will be released in due course as will the exact schedule for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest takes this opportunity to express its support and recognition of the hard work accomplished by healthcare workers during these trying times.

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest : “Postponing the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the original dates in June is now the most appropriate way forward in the current exceptional circumstances.
First and foremost, I urge everyone to avoid putting themselves, their loved ones and others at risk. The most important thing today is to curtail the spread of this virus. Our thoughts go out to medical staff working relentlessly for the sake of us all.

The postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans means making changes to the WEC and ELMS calendars and we shall announce the new dates shortly. The safety and quality of our events will not be compromised.
Competitors, sponsors, fans, media, medical services and organisers – it is time to pull together, more than ever before”

Gérard Neveu, CEO of FIA WEC and ELMS: “It is the right decision to delay in light of the current situation.  We are now working on revising our WEC and ELMS calendars for the remainder of this season, and for the WEC’s Season 9 which was due to start in September 2020.  We will come back to you in the coming days with more news for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.”

facebook feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

25 minutes ago

F1

Mansell 💥 Prost 💥 Piquet 💥 We head to Adelaide in 1986 for an unforgettable, title-deciding Australian Grand Prix ... See Less

Comment on Facebook

Available on YouTube???

"And look at that, that's Mansell, and colossally... " Words I'll never forget...

Bjarne DK yup

I think i've never seen that one, can't wait 👌🏁

Paul Richards will be on the f1 youtube channel tonight

Thanks Tony will be watching👍

I was there,my home city 🏁🏎👍

And then it will get removed

It's not an April fools joke right?

Yeah right... Is foxtel doing this in Australia

Josh Cocks the real Aus GP

Béla Tövissy ez nice lesz 18:00 uk time?

ha neked mit ir az eventnel? 21:00 ?

nekem 21:00

nekem is

great, finally a great race and i'm working 🤬🤬, why not in the weekend

Franck Desruels go le regarder ! 😂

View more comments

2 hrs ago

F1

Alexa, show 'Vintage Vettel' 👀 🍿 🤩 ... See Less

Comment on Facebook

Back in the days where Vettel dominated in the best car and Hamilton made mistakes by pushing his car too hard. A mirror image of the new formula one era. Difference being Vettel fans had a bit more class to them 🤷‍♂️

I love vintage vettel but also modern vettel is strong

In 2011 Vettel was unstoppable and Hamilton was struggling with many mistakes.

Someone has soooo much to thank to Adrian Newey...

Haters at every step. Racing at his best I don't care who is in the car.... There are a few drivers on the grid today that with a proper car are just unbeatable. And Seb is one of them. The guy is a 4 time world champion and he is lucky enough to drive for Ferrari.....he has his own page in the history of this sport.

"Alexa, Load up when Vettel overtook someone without going off the track, spinning around in a circle, or crashing please...." *PAUSE* "Alexa...?" "ALEXAAA?" ...

Sebastian Vettel has to be regarded as one of the best F1 drivers of all time

The noise produced by the exhaust blown diffuser really was awful, no better than the sound of Traction Control really

Always found Vettel to be the most shakable driver. Put under pressure he'll always either panic and make a mistake or will try a desperate move causing contact.

Like a wise man once said, “You don't become a four-time world champion by chance." I wanna see Seb in a Mercedes before he retires. Must be pretty scary.

You have to leave DA space! All DA time you have to leave DA space!

Surviving an encounter with a wild spaniard in an italian red car at the Temple of Speed. 👍

This is one-off, vintage Vettel is Malaysia 2013!

And then Vettel did the same back to Alonso on the same corner the next year and got a penalty for it 🙄

Ferrari było jest siła i prędkość a Redbull to świetna aerodynamika i prowadzenie. Myślę że to główny powód że Vettel w Ferrari nie daje radę.

Wheres this vettel? He was a monster in redbull!

Vettel at that time could be called Pilot. Today I affectionately call him Drifter or Spinner ..

Imagine if he tried that nowadays, he'd probably crash into the back of Alonso & smash into the barriers.

Just shows how massive he is and how he lives rent free in everyone's heads that it's immediately inundated with comments, be it in awe or jealousy

この頃のV8とマシンバランスは、類を見ないほど圧倒的だった。

By far the fastest car on the grid and still he struggled to beat alonso on certain tracks, driver matters. Most overrated champion ever.

THIS is vintage vettel

Vettel needs to finish his career back at redbull

Well to be honest , if u put Vettel in a Mercedes, u'll have to put up a video with a caption, "vintage Hamilton,which fans miss" !!!

Vintage Vettel? I must have missed the part where he had a spin 🤣🤣🤣

View more comments

2 hrs ago

24H Series

Cheeky? Definitely 🔥
Risky? For sure 👌
Awesome? Absolutely 😍

#thisisendurance #24hseries #24hseries2020 #24hbarcelona #motorsport #lamborghini
... See Less

Cheeky? Definitely 🔥
Risky? For sure 👌
Awesome? Absolutely 😍

#thisisendurance #24HSERIES #24HSERIES2020 #24HBARCELONA #motorsport #lamborghini

Comment on Facebook

Rich Dawes, car looks mean

4 hrs ago

MotoGP

The next hero in a long line of American motorcycle racing talent? 🇺🇸

Go behind the scenes with Joe Roberts racer in this exclusive documentary as he sets out on his path to take a nation back to the top ✨

#MotoGP
... See Less

Comment on Facebook

Great young man and Hopkins will be a good coach for the team.

Saw my first moto race and Joe Robert's started on the pole in Qatar! Was a blast but wish MotoGP could have been there. Maybe the Texas race will be the next one.

Us American fans can only hope. It’s been a long time since the golden age of American riders that I grew up watching.

Gosh, that livery is amazing. LOVE the helmet!

There is an American in super sport.

It's time to rise again USA 😀

Wish ya was racing at home this weekend!!!

All the Best💥..

J’espère qu’on va le revoir sur les podiums cette année après ce démarrage !

Dynamic duo!!!!

Long line ?

Good america moto gp

Moto GP needs Americans riders like Americans riders need motoGP. So happy if you can get strong again. Strong,brave and funny. We need you.

❤️🤍💙

🇺🇲

Je m'implique moins ds ka moto2 que ds le MotoGP classe 1000 mais j'aime regarder de la moto3 jusk'a MotoGP sauf que trop de pilotes sur le plateau moto2 je retient pas tout forcément merci Steve Ragaud

Vincent Bennett

Javier Castro 🚀🇺🇸🇺🇸

La famille roberts Grand nom de la MotoGP du père kenny Robert puis kenny Robert jr champion du monde avec Suzuki et maintena t le fiston! En lui espérant la même carrière que ses aînés!

If the season would get shorten this year. I do believe this would be a great chance for Joe to capitalize on it. If Quartararo & Lecouna made it. He could do it too. But first, I can't wait to see him polish a few mistakes he & his team had in the first race. 😎

Use the front very late along with the rear you moron

Right on! We’re with you and watching.

Hate it when you do this, he has 1 podium and now all eyes are on him so he is gunna feel a mountain of pressure and if he fails that's the end of his career you guys got to stop making a big deal so early all the time what if he can't take the pressure of everyone focused on him 😒

View more comments

Load more