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00:58Starting grid

A look at the contenders, both car and driver.

02:56Green flag

Green flag for the warm-up lap


The start of the of 66th 24 Hours of Le Mans

06:13Pit stop

A big round of pit stops for the front runners


The #12 BMW clashes with the #24 Courage


A battle for the outright lead of Le Mans

08:26Race action

Standings after 1 hour

08:32Pit garage action

Problems for the BMW suspension

08:56Run off

A CLK-GTR has major issues

09:46Race action

#70 Porsche limps home with 3 wheels

11:02Pit stop

Another round of pit stops for some the big players

12:59Pit stop

Gesticulation and work on one of the Nissans

13:27Pit stop

Pit stops for the #8 Porsche and issues for #36 Mercedes

14:24Run off

A spin for Gianpiero Moretti in the #3 Ferrari

15:31Run off

A spin for the #2 BMW

16:40Race action

Race standings after 3 hours

16:54Pit garage action

The #2 BMW is wheeled into the garage

17:12Pit stop

A round of pit stops for the leaders

18:28Run off

A spin for the #28 Toyota

19:32Race action

A crowd of cars makes their way through the track

20:19Pit stop

Another scheduled pit stop for Porsche and brake problems for the #28 Toyota as the #27 Toyota makes a pit stop

22:40Run off

A Toyota falls victim to mechanical maladies

22:57Pit garage action

The #28 Toyota is wheeled into the pits and is joined soon after by the #27

23:49Pit garage action

A Toyota heads back out

24:08Pit stop

More pit action for Toyota

25:07Pit stop

Another round of pit stops for the leaders

26:18Race action

Race standings after 5 hours


The #28 Toyota spins into the barrier on the way into the pits

27:39Pit stop

#28 Toyota manages to get to the pits

28:05Run off

Spin for the Kremer Porsche

30:29Run off

A big off for a Panoz

30:46Run off

Marshalls trying to catch up to the dying #7 Porsche


Performance of the brake discs

32:03Run off

The #25 Porsche spins

33:15Race action

Race standings after 8 hours

33:59Pit garage action

The #29 Toyota heads into the garage

34:36Pit garage action

The #29 Toyota comes back out of the garage

35:15Race action

Race standings after 10 hours

35:33Pit garage action

Porsche and Ferrari hit trouble

36:32Run off

A dramatic spin for the #41 McLaren GTR

36:42Pit garage action

The leading car comes into the garage

37:37Race action

Race standings after 17 hours


A scuffle between a Porsche and a Nissan

38:22Run off

The #16 Porsche pirouetting into the gravel

40:32Pit stop

Pit stop for the #26 Porsche

41:04Race action

Race standings after 20 hours

42:16Race action

Big tyre problems for the #29 Toyota and eventual reitrement

44:32Pit garage action

Dejection in the Toyota stable


A Nissan civil war


A Porsche erupts into flames

48:57Race finish

The marshalls celebrate

49:18Checkered flag

The checkered flag drops on the 66th 24 Hours of Le Mans

49:51Race action

Final Classification


The Nissans bask in their finish


The podium for the winners

1998 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


1998 saw a significant increase in manufacturer involvement. Porsche and Mercedes-Benz remained, with upgraded cars in both GT1 and LMP. Toyota sent three of their new, extremely fast GT-One racing cars.


Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title1998 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number9
Date added7 September 2018
Original date6 June 1998
Run time52:22
CategoryRacing coverage

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