The 24 Hours of Le Mans is considered one of the toughest motorsport competitions ever held. Since its inception in 1923, the competition has gotten better every day. But since the start of the 21st century, its popularity among motorsport fans has gradually waned, and Formula 1 has taken center stage. But the release of the blockbuster film Ford vs Ferrari in 2019 lifted the spirit of its organizers once again, with the new generation also heavily involved in the proceedings.
24 Hours of Le Mans 2022 Start Time, Date and Venue:
The race begins on Saturday 11 June at 16:00 local time (France) at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe Arena in Le Mans, Sarthe, France. Watch the 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours via Gamepass
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one stage of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the other events are the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix. The format of this competition is a little different from the other two. Unlike the fixed distance races, where the winner is determined based on a minimum run time, in this event the driver whose car covers the longest distance in 24 hours wins.
It’s just a matter of a few hours. The 2022 Le Mans is ready and every driver is trying to be as perfect as possible to seal the deal. It’s not only the test of the drivers but also of the cars, whoever balances the demands of speed with the cars’ ability to run 24 hours without mechanical failure will end up on the podium.
Schedule of the 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours
Although the 24 Hours of Le Mans starts on Saturday 11th June there was activity throughout the week.
Below is part of the schedule, beginning with the foreword on Saturday.
Saturday June 11th
|9:30-9:45 a.m. (3:30-3:45 p.m. ET)||Warm up|
|10:20am-11:15am (4:20am-5:15pm ET)||Road to Le Mans race 2|
|3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET)||Start of the 90th Annual 24 Hours of Le Mans|
Sunday June 12th
|3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET)||End of the 90th Annual Le Mans 24 Hours|
How to watch 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022?
Another exciting event awaits motorsport fans. And if you’re a car enthusiast, don’t miss this event because it promises to be exciting. Le Mans fans can follow the 24-hour race on the FIA WEC app. But for that, you need to buy their premium subscription, which costs around $15. You can try Gamepass to watch the full race anywhere in the world.
Fans across the United States and neighboring Canada and Mexico can catch full coverage of the race on MotorTrend TV, available on DirecTV Stream, Philo, Hulu, Fubo, Fubo Elite, YouTube TV and more Game Pass. You can also enjoy live coverage of the 24-hour race through Gamepass by paying just a one-time payment, no monthly or future payments, so check out Gamepass to watch the full event on your mobile phones and laptops.
Local fans in France can follow all the coverage of the event on the La Chaine L’Equipe TV channel. For the UK fans, they can get in Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 1 HD. You can also enjoy the live broadcast of the 24-hour race via Gamepass from anywhere in the world without cables or VPN.