2009 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 2009, the 77e Grand Prix d' Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, was the 77th edition of the 24 -hour race of Le Mans.

The race

The race, which took place as always traditionally at the Circuit des 24 Heures, was organized by the Automobile Club de l' Ouest and launched on 13 June by 15 clock. The race was attended by 234.800 spectators.

Peugeot won the race in his third appearance with the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP with drivers David Brabham, Marc Gené and Alexander Wurz. Second place was occupied by another Peugeot. Audi, in the previous nine years, eight times victorious, had to admit defeat. The best-placed Audi R15 TDI was at the end of the race in third place. In the LMP2 class, the team won the Essex Porsche RS Spyder. Corvette Racing was to finish the race in the GT1 class forward while Risi Ferrari F430 decided Competitione in the GT2 class of its own.


Pilot after Nations

Final ranking

1 Narain Karthikeyan craned about to start in a fall from the pit wall his shoulder and could not participate in the race. André Lotterer and Charles Zwolsman therefore had to deny being a two team race.

2 Stuart Hall was disqualified by the race after he caused an accident with a Radical, causing it to precipitate out of the race. Harold Primat and Peter Kox therefore had until failure continue as a duo.

Class winner

Race data

  • Starter: 55
  • Weather during the race weekend: dry and hot
  • Distance: 13.629 km
  • Distance of the winning team: 5206.280 km
  • Winners section: 216.664 km / h
  • Pole Position: Stéphane Sarrazin - Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP (# 8) - 3:22,888 - 241.830 km / h
  • Fastest race lap: Nicolas Minassian - Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP (# 7) - 3:24,352 - 240.097 km / h