The 24 Hours of Le Mans (or 24 Heures du Mans in French) is oldest sports car endurance race in the world. The very first twice-around-the-clock event was held in 1923 and has since produced 83 winners.
This is all of them, each one drawn beautifully by the Big Group from the UK.
It details every car, with corresponding team names and liveries, from the Chenard et Walcker driven by André Lagache and René Léonard in 1923 all the way to the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy, Nico Hülkenberg that took the chequered flag in 2015.
A lot has changed since Le Mans started almost a century ago – the cars, the circuit, even the type of fuel machines run on. But one thing that hasn’t changed over time is that it’s still a brutal test of performance, reliability, and the drivers’ longevity.
This is a great history lesson ahead of this weekend’s 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans. For that, you can see all of this year’s 60 competitors in the Spotter Guide by Andy Blackmore Design.
[Infographic courtesy of BigGroup.co.uk]