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The Le Mans gets underway with 52 cars competing, with 185,000 spectators.

03:11Race action

Chanetti leads, to win after driving for all but one hour! Luvo rides second.


1950 Le Mans start, Tom Cole leads away, while Fangio flusters.

04:45Race action

Sommer dominates until an electrical problem drops him to fifth.

05:30Race action

Louis Rosier is pushing hard to build his lead

07:00Pit stop

Rosier makes his last stop

07:56Race finish

Rosier wins and completes a belief-defying all but two laps behind the wheel


24h Le Mans 1951 Start, with heavy rain prior to the race, with Porsche, Lancia, Ferrari and Jaguar all representing.

11:20Heavy crash

Tragedy strikes as Jean laRiviere is killed after losing control of his Ferrari. Moss leads the way.

11:36Race action

The number 2 goes off, and Moss streaks away.

13:12Race action

Jaguar 20 leads after Moss has had to abandon after technical issues.

13:41Checkered flag

Jaguar take victory in 1951.

1946-51 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


A collection of Le Mans history from the years 1946, 49, 50, 51. These post-war years saw huge advances in technology and popularity gaining rapidly on worldwide stage. In 1950 over 100 cars applied to enter!


Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title1946-51 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number1
Date added7 September 2018
Original date1 June 1946
Run time14:11
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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