Scenes from 24 Heures du Mans 2014

Jessica

The thrilling 82nd edition of the 24 Heures du Mans went down to the wire in all four categories. The racing was compelling and rivalries intense. The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest of Marcel Fässler (SUI), André Lotterer (DEU) and Benoît Tréluyer (FRA) in LM P1 took overall victory, the trio’s third victory in the world’s most famous endurance race. Their Audi No. 2 finished three laps ahead of Audi No. 1 driven by Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene and defending champion Tom Kristensen.

All three of the leading manufacturers in LM P1 Audi, Porsche and Toyota led an epic 24-hour race at some stage. This is Audi’s 13th victory at Le Mans. Audi has now won 10 of the last 11 races at Le Mans, including the last five.

36 of the 54 starters completed the race, proving once again that finishing the world’s greatest and most renowned endurance race is a challenge in itself. Over 260,000 spectators attended the weekend, the highest figure for 20 years.

The 24 Heures du Mans is organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Rolex has been the Official Timepiece since 2001.

Le Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Specially engraved 24 Heures du Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona awarded to the overall winning team

Start of the 24 Heures du Mans 2014

Start of Le Mans 2014, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

#71 AF Corse and #14 Porsche Team

Le Mans #71 AF Corse, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Le Mans #14 Porsche Team, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Ferrari 458 Italia & Porsche 919 Hybrid

LM P2 car #37 SMP RACING

Le Mans #37 SMP RACING, Nissan Oreca 03R, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Nissan Oreca 03R

LM GTE Pro car #97 ASTON MARTIN RACING

Le Mans #97 ASTON MARTIN RACING, Aston Martin Vantage V8, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Aston Martin Vantage V8

Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

Le Mans Mulsanne Corner, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Cars exiting the Mulsanne Corner at dusk

LM GTE Pro car #74 CORVETTE RACING

Le Mans #74 CORVETTE RACING, Corvette C7, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Chevrolet Corvette C7 at sunset

LM GTE Am car #88 PROTON COMPETITION
Khaled Al Qubaisi from the United Arab Emirates driving #88 PROTON COMPETITION.

Le Mans #88 PROTON COMPETITION, Porsche 911 RSR, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Porsche 911 RSR (991)

Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

LM P1 car #20 PORSCHE TEAM

Le Mans #20 PORSCHE TEAM, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Porsche 919 Hybrid

LM P1 car #3 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

Le Mans #3 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST, Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Audi R18 e-tron quattro passing the control tower

Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Night on the grid

24 Heures du Mans at Sunrise
#7 TOYOTA RACING and #1 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST heading under the Dunlop Bridge at sunrise.

Le Mans #7 TOYOTA RACING, Toyota TS 040, Audi R18 e-tron quattro
Toyota TS 040 & Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Seven Hours to the Finish

Le Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
Cars entering the grid

Le Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans

The Finish Line

#2 Audi Sport Team Joest, Audi Sport Team Joest, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
#2 Audi Sport Team Joest crossing the finish line followed by #1 Audi Sport Team Joest

At the winner’s podium, the #2 Audi Sport Team Joest of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer were each presented with a winning trophy and specially engraved 24 Heures du Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

Le Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
#2 Audi Sport Team Joest overall winner of the 82nd 24 Heures du Mans

Le Mans Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex 24 Heures du Mans
The 24 Heures du Mans Circuit de la Sarthe

See also Rolex Forum: Scenes from 24 Heures du Mans, 2014
Photos: Rolex / Stephan Cooper & Jad Sherif

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