The 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will always be remembered for its dramatic finish on June 19th 2016.
• The winning team of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) in the number 2 car completed 384 laps (5,233.54 kilometres).
• Car number 2 was leading the race for 51 laps. The number 1 sister car of Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber (AU) was leading for 52 laps in the first third of the race.
• Due to the many phases with reduced speed because of safety car periods and slow zones, the race distance was almost 150 kilometres short of the distance covered in 2015.
• For 327 of the 384 laps the number 2 car was able to go at full race pace. On 57 laps either the safety car was on track or at least one so called slow zone was in place – this means that only 80 km/h was allowed for safety reasons at certain parts of the 13.629 km long track.
• In total the race saw four safety car periods (16 laps) and 24 slow zones.
• Car number 2 spent a total of 38 minutes and five seconds in the pits for refuelling and tyre changes. Because of a water pump change and repairs for the subsequent damage, car number 1 was in the pits for a total of two hours, 59 minutes and 14 seconds.
• The average speed of the winning
• The highest top speed of a
• Car number 2 was refuelled 30 times, car number 1 was refuelled 20 times.
• Car number 2 used 11 sets of tyres in the race. The first set were rain tyres, all others were slick tyres.
• The longest distance covered with one set of tyres was 53 laps with Marc Lieb at the wheel.
• The fastest pit stop, including a tyre and driver change, by the
• The fastest stop for refuelling was done in 65.2 seconds.
• The winning
• The longest time behind the wheel in the winning car was for Neel Jani with nine hours and 24 minutes. Romain Dumas spent the longest continuous time in the car.
• The drivers had 0.85 litres of drink on board for each stint. The drink bottle was changed at every refuelling stop.
• For the best possible visibility, the prototypes had four tear-offs on the windscreens, which were removed one after the other.
• The highest ambient temperature during the race was 22.4 degrees Celsius at 17:30 hrs. The lowest was 12.3 degrees Celsius at 06:15 hrs.
• 32.11 gigabytes of data from car number 2 were transmitted to the pits during the 24 hours.
• After three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with double points in Le Mans,