Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: a look back at 10 key figures in the saga


This is the number of overall victories won by Ferrari since the creation of the event in 1923. The Italian manufacturer won in 1949, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965. Ferrari is third in the list of the most successful brands behind Porsche (19 victories) and Audi (13 successes).


This is the number of Ferraris that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Among these, there are seven Dino Ferraris. To honor the memory of his son who died prematurely at the age of 24, Enzo Ferrari had given his first name to various models equipped with 2 L or 2.4 L « Dino » V6 engines, in particular the Dino 246 GT .


In addition to the victories in the general classification, Ferrari gleaned six victories in the energy or performance index.


This figure corresponds to the number of class victories. The last dates back to 2021. That year, AF Corse’s #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo won the LMGTE Pro class. The pilots Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Côme Ledogar had edged Corvette Racing by 41.686 seconds and Porsche GT Team by one lap.


If that counts less than the victories, Ferrari still signed three pole positions. The first in 1963 (Pedro Rodríguez at the wheel of the Ferrari 330 TRI-LM of North American Racing Team), the second in 1964 (John Surtees with the Ferrari 330 P of SpA Ferrari SEFAC) and the third in 1973 (Arturo Merzario on Ferrari 312PB of SpA Ferrari SEFAC).


This is the number of kilometers covered by the Ferraris at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Here is the number of Ferraris that reached the finish of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ie 46.9% success rate.


If this figure is not always lucky, it still has an important meaning for the prancing horse brand since through its nine victories, 13 pilots have become winners: Lorenzo Bandini, Luigi ChinettiPaul Frere, Olivier Gendebien, José Froilán González, Masten Gregory, Jean Guichet, Phil Hill, Jochen Rindt, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Lord Selsdon, Maurice Trintignant and Nino Vaccarella.


If 467 Ferrari participated in the classic Le Mans, 564 drivers defended the colors of the prancing horse brand.

Since November 26, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum has been hosting a temporary exhibition which traces the history of Ferrari prototypes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Outraged a sumptuous screenplaythe La Storia Di Le Mans exhibition allows you to discover emblematic cars.

To learn more about the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

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