The Le Mans 24 Hours is underway at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France, but how many laps will drivers race in the 2022 running of the great race? What affects how many laps will be run?
Drivers have been racing twice around the clock for nearly a century now with famous faces like Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender and Patrick Dempsey among the Hollywood elite to have been lured to France.
The time of the race is set at 24 Hours – hence the name – but how many laps will drivers race in the Le Mans 24 Hours? What affects how long the race will be?
The outright distance record in terms of laps at the Le Mans 24 Hours is 397 laps completed in 2010 by Audi drivers Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, and Mike Rockenfeller.