How to watch this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans
Round four of the FIA WEC is the big one – the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary in front of a sell-out crowd of over 300,000 fans.
Scrutineering and the official test day are already complete with race action resuming again from Wednesday 7 June, with Qualifying taking place on Thursday. The flag for the 24-hour race will be waved at 16:00 on Saturday. A total of 62 cars will take part in the Le Mans centenary year, including 37 full-season FIA WEC entrants.
All action from Free Practice, Qualifying, Hyperpole and the all-important 24 hour race will also be shown live on the official FIA WEC TV and 24H LE MANS TV App.
Eurosport will broadcast the WEC action across Europe including France, UK, Germany, Belgium Italy and Spain where parts of the race will be shown on either Eurosport 1 or Eurosport 2 including the start and end of the race. The live coverage in Europe will commence at 15:00 (CEST) / 14:00 (BST).
French fans who cannot come to the race in person can also watch via La Chaine L’Equipe which will show the first and final five hours plus a section in the middle of the night. The full race will also be shown on L’Equipe.FR. In the UK, Quest will broadcast for four hours on Saturday night.
For those living in Italy and fans of Ferrari who were quickest in the test day, residents can watch news and highlights on Sky Sport Italy. Meanwhile, Germany – the home of Porsche – will show some of the race live via free-to-air channel RTL Nitro.
Robert Kubica fans can watch highlights in Poland on Polsat Sport News while RTL7 will show highlights in the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The race action will also be available live online on several platforms including a deal with Discovery+ in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands as well as on Eurosport Player.
Finally, for a small price of 12.99 Euros, Le Mans action is also available via the official FIA WEC app which includes commentary from an extended team of experts for Le Mans including Anthony Davidson, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin, James Roller, Peter Dumbreck, Guy Smith and supported by pitlane reports Louise Beckett and Steph Wentworth.
USA + CANADA + THE AMERICAS
For American fans, automotive platform MotorTrend will show the race live across the USA (as well as one hour pre-race and post-race).
In Canada, pay TV channel Discovery Velocity will have the rights to the coverage and air the full race live.
For South America, Direct TV Sports will broadcast Le Mans on DSports Channel 614/1614 while Fox Sports will televise most of the race live in Mexico on Fox Sports 3 MX.
BANDSPORT is a new TV partner in Brazil and will show part of the race on their Pay TV channel and the full race on their YouTube channel.
ASIA + AUSTRALASIA
A pan-Asian TV deal with Eurosport for the continent of Asia sees Le Mans broadcast on Eurosport Asia which also includes India.
Japan – the home of reigning World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing – will see broadcaster JJ Sports show most of the race live on JSports3 while free-to-air channel Go! will televise the WEC in Australia. In New Zealand, Sky Sport 5 will broadcast at 01:00 local time. Online platform WeChat will cover the race in China.
Long-term WEC broadcast partner SuperSport will televise the race to residents living in Sub-Saharan Africa with the full race live on Action/Action A.
Broadcaster SSC is the official broadcast for the Middle East region.
FIA WEC TV and 24H LE MANS TV App is available worldwide (excluding USA). The Le Mans race package is 12.99 Euros or fans can purchase a full WEC season pass. Available on the app will be qualifying, race replays and full English commentary from an extended team of experts for Le Mans including Anthony Davidson, Martin Haven, Graham Goodwin, James Roller, Peter Dumbreck, Guy Smith and supported by pitlane reports Louise Beckett and Steph Wentworth. For more information about the app, click HERE.
For a full breakdown of the broadcast coverage for 24 Hours of Le Mans and more information on how to watch from your own home, please click HERE.