This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans features a bevy of different manufacturers and chassis/engine combinations.
There’s 27 prototypes, split between 9 LMP1 and 17 LMP2 plus the experimental Nissan ZEOD-RC, and 28 GTE cars, split 9-19 between GTE-Pro and GT-Am.
Here’s a breakdown by car:
- 3 Audi R18 e-tron quattros, LMP1-H (Nos. 1, 2, 3)
- 2 Toyota TS040 Hybrids, LMP1-H (Nos. 7, 8)
- 2 Porsche 919 Hybrids, LMP1-H (Nos. 14, 20)
- 2 Rebellion R-One Toyotas, LMP1-L (Nos. 12, 13)
- 5 Oreca 03 Nissans (Nos. 24, 27, 37, 47, 48)
- 3 Zytek Z11 SN Nissans (Nos. 38, 41, 42)
- 2 Morgan Nissans (Nos. 26, 29)
- 2 Morgan Judds (Nos. 43, 50)
- 2 Ligier JS P2 Nissans (Nos. 35, 46)
- 1 Ligier JS P2 HPD (No. 33)
- 1 Oreca 03 Judd (No. 34)
- 1 Alpine A450 Nissan (No. 36)
- 3 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 51, 52, 71)
- 2 Corvette C7.Rs (Nos. 73, 74)
- 2 Porsche 911 RSRs (Nos. 91, 92)
- 2 Aston Martin Vantages (Nos. 97, 99)
- 11 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 53, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 66, 70, 72, 81, 90)
- 4 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Nos. 67, 75, 76, 79)
- 2 Porsche 911 RSR (Nos. 77, 88)
- 2 Aston Martin Vantage (Nos. 95, 98)
Garage 56 (1):
Nissan leads the way in terms of engines as it supplies 13 of the 17 cars in LMP2, and has the experimental Nissan ZEOD-RC. Ferrari, with 14, leads the GTE ranks.
Also of note, all cars run on Michelin tires except in LMP2. Only Cars 24, 27, 33, 37 and 50 run on Michelins in LMP2, so there’s 12 Dunlop entries out of 17 cars.
But making up the balance, that’s 43 Michelin-shod cars in the field of 55 compared to 12 Dunlops.
The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.
IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.
This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.
INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists
IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.
“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.
“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.