The Le Mans Collection

LE MANS WINNERS 1949-2018

Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car endurance race. Le Mans is a unforgiving beast. Race teams have to balance speed against the cars' ability to run for 24 hours without sustaining mechanical damage to the car and manage the cars' consumption of fuel, tires, brakes, gearbox and clutch wear, engine revs, etc. The endurance of the drivers is likewise tested as drivers frequently spend stints of over two hours behind the wheel, driving with slower traffic, often through both heat and rain. always through darkness. It is truly an endurance effort of both man and machine.

Presented here are the winners of Le Mans since WWII, the survivors of the 24 hour endurance race. A maximum of fifty-two cars start the race, but that number dwindles as the race progresses, to where as few as seven cars (1967) may finish the entire race.

To visit other parts of the Le Mans Collection, click on the era desired: 1923 - 1939, 1949 - 1959, 1960-1965, 1966-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990 - 1999, 2000 - current, all Le Mans Winners 1949-Present



1949
Entry: Ferrari 166 MM

Entrant: Lord Selsdon

Drivers: L Chinetti & L. Selsdon

Position: 1st - First Ferrari Le Mans Win

Laps: 235

Distance (miles): 1,974

Model by: Art Model

1950
Entry: Talbot Lago T26GS

Entrant: Louis Rosier

Drivers: L. Rosier & J.L. Rosier

Position: 1st - Fastest Lap

Laps: 256

Distance (miles): 2,153

Model by: Starter

1951
Entry: Jaguar XK120-C (C-Type)

Entrant: Peter Walker/Jaguar Cars

Drivers: P.Walker & P. Whitehead

Position: 1st - Jaguar's first Le Mans win

Laps: 267

Distance (miles): 2,243

Model by: IXO

1952
Entry: Mercedes Benz 300 SL W194

Entrant: Daimler Benz AG

Drivers: Herrmann Lang & Fritz Riess

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 277

Distance (miles): 2,320

Model by: IXO

1953
Entry: Jaguar XK120-C (C-Type)

Entrant: Jaguar Cars Ltd.

Drivers: T. Rolt & D. Hamilton

Position: 1st

Laps: 304

Distance (miles): 2,540

Model by: AutoArt

1954
Entry: Ferrari 375 Plus

Entrant: Scuderia Ferrari

Drivers: J.F. Gonzalez & M. Trintignant

Position: 1st - Fastest Lap

Laps: 302

Distance (miles): 2,523

Model by: IXO

1955
Entry: Jaguar D-Type

Entrant: Jaguar Cars Ltd.

Drivers: M. Hawthorn & I. Bueb

Position: 1st - Fastest Lap

Laps: 307

Distance (miles): 2,569

Model by: Quartzo

1956
Entry: Jaguar D-Type

Entrant: Ecurie Ecosse

Drivers: R. Flockhart & N. Sanderson

Position: 1st

Laps: 300

Distance (miles): 2,507

Model by: IXO

1957
Entry: Jaguar D-Type

Entrant: Ecurie Ecosse

Drivers: R. Flockhart & I. Bueb

Position: 1st

Laps: 327

Distance (miles): 2,732

Model by: IXO

1958
Entry: Ferrari 250TR

Entrant: Scuderia Ferrari

Drivers: P. Hill & O. Gendebien

Position: 1st

Laps: 305

Distance (miles): 2,548

Model by: Starter

1959
Entry: Aston Martin DBR1/300

Entrant: David Brown Racing

Drivers: C. Shelby & R. Salvadori

Position: 1st

Laps: 323

Distance (miles): 2,701

Model by: Western Models

1960
Entry: Ferrari 250TR 59/60

Entrant: Scuderia Ferrari SpA

Drivers: P Frere & O Gendenbien

Position: 1st

Laps: 314

Distance (miles): 2,620

Model by: Jolly Model

1961
Entry: Ferrari 250 TRI/61

Entrant: SEFAC Ferrari

Drivers: P. Hill & O. Gendenbien

Position: 1st

Laps: 333

Distance (miles): 2,781

Model by: IXO

1962
Entry: Ferrari 330 TRI/LM

Entrant: SEFAC Ferrari

Drivers: P. Hill & O. Gendenbien

Position: 1st - Fastest Lap

Laps: 331

Distance (miles): 2,765

Model by: Red Line

1963
Entry: Ferrari 250P

Entrant: SEFAC Ferrari

Drivers: L. Scarfiotti & L. Bandini

Position: 1st

Laps: 339

Distance (miles): 2,834

Model by: IXO

1964
Entry: Ferrari 275P

Entrant: SEFAC Ferrari

Drivers: J. Guichet & N. Vacarella

Position: 1st

Laps: 349

Distance (miles): 2,917

Model by: Starter

1965
Entry: Ferrari 250 LM

Entrant: North American Racing Team

Drivers: J. Rindt & M. Gregory

Position: 1st

Laps: 348

Distance (miles): 2,906

Model by: Best

1966
Entry: Ford GT40 MkII

Entrant: Shelby American

Drivers: B. McLaren & C. Amon

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 360

Distance (miles): 3,009

Model by: Bang

1967
Entry: Ford GT40 MkIV

Entrant: Shelby American

Drivers: A.J. Foyt & D. Gurney

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 388

Distance (miles): 3,251

Model by: IXO

1968
Entry: Ford GT40 MkII

Entrant: John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd

Drivers: P. Rodriguez & L. Bianchi

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 331

Distance (miles): 2,766

Model by: Bang

1969
Entry: Ford GT40

Entrant: John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd

Drivers: J. Ickx & J. Oliver

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 372

Distance (miles): 3,105

Model by: Bang

1970
Entry: Porsche 917K S

Entrant: Porsche KG Salzburg

Drivers: H. Herrmann & R. Attwood

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 343

Distance (miles): 2,863

Model by: AutoArt

1971
> Entry: Porsche 917K

Entrant: Martini International Racing Team

Drivers: H. Marko & G. van Lennep

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 397

Distance (miles): 3,315

Model by: Provence Moulage

1972
Entry: Matra-Simca MS670

Entrant: Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & G. Hill

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 344

Distance (miles): 2,914

Model by: IXO

1973
Entry: Matra 670B

Entrant: Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & G. Larrousse

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 355

Distance (miles): 3,016

Model by: Minichamps

1974
Entry: Matra 670B

Entrant: Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & G. Larrousse

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 338

Distance (miles): 2,862

Model by: IXO

1975
Entry: Gulf-Mirage GR8

Entrant: Gulf Research Racing Co.

Drivers: D. Bell & J. Ickx

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 337

Distance (miles): 2,855

Model by: Spark

1976
Entry: Porsche 936

Entrant: Martini Racing Porsche System

Drivers: G. van Lennep & J. Ickx

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 350

Distance (miles): 2,901

Model by: Grand Prix

1977
Entry: Porsche 936/77

Entrant: Martini Racing Porsche System

Drivers: J. Barth, H. Haywood & J. Ickx

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Laps: 343

Distance (miles): 2,903

Model by: IXO

1978
Entry: Renault-Alpine A442B

Entrant: Renault Sport

Drivers: D. Pironi & J.P. Jaussaud

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 370

Distance (miles): 3,134

Model by: IXO

1979
Entry: Porsche 935 Kremer

Entrant: Porsche Kremer Racing

Drivers: K. Ludwig, D. Whittington & B. Whittington

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 307

Distance (miles): 2,593

Model by: IXO

1980
Entry: Rondeau M379B

Entrant: Jean Rondeau

Drivers: J. Rondeau, J.P. Jaussaud

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 339

Distance (miles): 2,863

Model by: IXO

1981
Entry: Porsche 936/81

Entrant: Porsche System Engineering

Drivers: D. Bell & J. Ickx

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 355

Distance (miles): 2,998

Model by: Mini Racing

1982
Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: Porsche System

Drivers: J. Ickx & D. Bell

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 359

Distance (miles): 3,044

Model by Vitesse

1983
Entry: Porsche 956

Entrant: Rothmans Porsche

Drivers: A. Holbert, V. Schuppan & H. Haywood

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 371

Distance (miles): 3,136

Model by: Quartzo

1984
Entry: Porsche 956 B

Entrant: Joest Racing

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & K. Ludwig

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 360

Distance (miles): 3,044

Model by: HPI

1985
Entry: Porsche 956B

Entrant: New-Man Joest Racing

Drivers: L. Krages, P. Barilia & K. Ludwig

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 374

Distance (miles): 3,162

Model by: Vitesse

1986
Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant: Rothmans Porsche

Drivers: D. Bell, H.J. Stuck & A. Holbert

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 307

Distance (miles): 2,593

Model by: Vitesse

1987
Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant: Porsche AG

Drivers: D. Bell, H.J. Stuck & A. Holbert

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 355

Distance (miles): 2,977

Model by: Spark

1988
Entry: Jaguar XJR-9 LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: J. Dumfries, A. Wallace & J. Lammers

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 394

Distance (miles): 3,313

Model by: Starter

1989
Entry: Sauber Mercedes C9/88

Entrant: Team Sauber Mercedes

Drivers: J. Mass, M. Reuter & S. Dickens

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 390

Distance (miles): 3,271

Model by: IXO

1990
Entry: Jaguar XJR-12LM

Entrant: Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: J. Nielson, P. Cobb & M. Brundle

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 359

Distance (miles): 3,033

Model by: Starter

1991
Entry: Mazda 787B

Entrant: Mazdaspeed

Drivers: V. Weidler, J. Herbert & B. Gachet

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 363

Distance (miles): 3,059

Model by: IXO

1992
Entry: Peugeot 905B

Entrant: Peugeot Talbot Sport

Drivers: Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas & Mark Blundell

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 352

Distance (miles): 2,974

Model by: Altaya

1993
Entry: Peugeot 905 Evo

Entrant: Peugeot Talbot Sport

Drivers: Eric Hélary, Christophe Bouchut & Geoff Brabham

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 376

Distance (miles): 3,168

Model by: IXO

1994
Entry: Dauer Porsche 962 GT LM

Entrant: Le Mans Porsche Team

Drivers: Y. Dalmas, H. Haywood & M. Baldi

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 345

Distance (miles): 2,906

Model by: Minichamps

1995
Entry: McLaren F1 GTR

Entrant: Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing

Drivers: Y. Dalmas, M. Sekiya & J.J.Lehto

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 299

Distance (miles): 2,520

Model by: IXO

1996
Entry: TWR Porsche WSC 95

Entrant: Joest Racing

Drivers: D. Jones, A. Wurz & M. Reuter

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 354

Distance (miles): 2,991

Model by: Trofeau

1997
Entry: TWR Porsche WSC 95

Entrant: Joest Racing

Drivers: M. Alboreto, S. Johansson & T. Kristensen

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap & Pole

Laps: 361

Distance (miles): 3,050

Model by: Altaya/IXO

1998
Entry: Porsche 911 GT1-98

Entrant: Porsche AG

Drivers: L. Aiello, A. McNish & S. Ortelli

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 351

Distance (miles): 2,965

Model by: Minichamps

1999
Entry: BMW V12 LMR

Entrant: Team BMW Motorsport

Drivers: J. Winkelhock, P. Martini & Y. Dalmas

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 366

Distance (miles): 3,086

Model by: IXO

2000
Entry: Audi R8 (Dallara)

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: F. Bielak, T. Kristensen & E. Pirro

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 369

Distance (miles): 3,111

Model by: Altaya

2001
Entry:Audi R8

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: F. Biela, T. Kristensen & E. Pirro

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 366

Distance (miles): 3,086

Model by: IXO

2002
Entry: Audi R8

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: F. Biela, T. Kristensen & E. Pirro

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Laps: 375

Distance (miles): 3,197

Model by: IXO

2003
Entry: Bentley EXP Speed 8

Entrant: Team Bentley

Drivers: R. Capello, T. Kristensen & G. Smith

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 377

Distance (miles): 3,197

Model by: IXO

2004
Entry: Audi R8 (Dallara)

Entrant: Audi Sport Japan Team

Drivers: S. Ara, J. Rinaldo Capello & T. Kristensen

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 379

Distance (miles): 3,212

Model by: IXO

2005
Entry: Audi R8

Entrant: ADT Champion Racing

Drivers: T. Kristensen, JJ Lehto & M. Werner

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 370

Distance (miles): 3,138

Model by: Spark

2006
Entry: Audi R10 TDI

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: F. Biela, E. Pirro & M. Werner

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 380

Distance (miles): 3,223

Model by: Altaya

2007
Entry: Audi R10 TDI

Entrant: Audi Sport North America

Drivers: F. Biela, E. Pirro & M. Werner

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 369

Distance (miles): 3,124

Model by: IXO

2008
Entry: Audi R10 TDI

Entrant: Audi Sport North America

Drivers: R. Capello, A. McNish & T. Kristensen

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 381

Distance (miles): 3,226

Model by: IXO

2009
Entry: Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

Entrant: Peugeot Sport Total

Drivers: D. Brabham, M. Gene & A. Wurz

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 382

Distance (miles): 3,234

Model by: IXO

2010
Entry: Audi R15 TDI Plus

Entrant: Audi Sport North America

Drivers: M. Rockenfeller, T. Bernhard & R. Dumas

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 397

Distance (miles): 3,362

Model by: IXO

2011
Entry: Audi R18 TDI

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: M. Fässler, A. Lotterer & B. Treluyer

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 355

Distance (miles): 3,006

Model by: Spark

2012
Entry: Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: M. Fässler, A. Lotterer & B. Treluyer

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 378

Distance (miles): 3,201

Model by: Spark

2013
Entry: Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: T. Kristensen, L. Duval & A. McNish

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 348

Distance (miles): 2,950

Model by: Spark

2014
Entry: Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Entrant: Audi Sport Team Joest

Drivers: M. Fässler, A. Lotterer & B. Tréluyer

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Laps: 379

Distance (miles): 3,211

Model by: Spark

2015
Entry: Porsche 919 Hybrid

Entrant: Porsche Team

Drivers: N. Hulkenburg, E. Bamber & N. Tandy

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Laps: 395

Distance (miles): 3,345

Model by: Spark

2016
Entry: Porsche 919 Hybrid

Entrant: Porsche Team

Drivers: R. Dumas, N. Jani & M. Lieb

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Laps: 384

Distance (miles): 3,252

Model by: Spark

2017
Entry: Porsche 919 Hybrid

Entrant: Porsche LMP Team

Drivers: T. Bernard, E.Bamber & B. Hartley

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 367

Distance (miles): 3,108

Model by: Spark

2018
Entry: COMING SOON

Entrant:

Drivers:

Position: 1st Overall

Laps:

Distance (miles):

Model by: Spark

To visit other parts of the Le Mans Collection, click on the era desired: 1923 - 1939, 1949 - 1959, 1960-1965, 1966-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990 - 1999, 2000 - current, all Le Mans Winners 1949-Present



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JAGUAR RACING CARS:
1950's
1960 - 70's
1980's
1990's - PRESENT
JAGUAR AT LE MANS

JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS:
PRE-WAR to 1959
1960 to 1968
1969-1987
1988 - PRESENT
JAGUAR CONCEPT CARS
EACH JAGUAR MODEL FROM 1935 IN PRODUCTION ORDER

FERRARI RACING CARS:
1949 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - PRESENT
FERRARI FORMULA ONE - ALL YEARS
FERRARI PRODUCTION CARS - ALL YEARS

PORSCHE RACING CARS:
1950's & 60's
1970's
1980 - ON

GRAND PRIX, INDY & FORMULA 1:
1900 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - PRESENT

THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
THE 24 HOURS of LE MANS
THE 12 Hours of SEBRING
THE 24 HOURS of DAYTONA

GREAT AUTOMOTIVE MAKES:
ABARTH
ASTON MARTIN - RACING & PRODUCTION
ALFA ROMEO - RACING & PRODUCTION
AUSTIN HEALEY - RACING & PRODUCTION
BMW -RACING & PRODUCTION
CHAPARRAL
FORD GT40, MkIV & MIRAGE
LOLA
LOTUS - RACING & PRODUCTION
McLAREN
MASERATI - RACING & PRODUCTION
MERCEDES W196 & 300SLR

RACING & RALLYE CARS
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1945 to 1959
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1960 to 1969
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1970 to PRESENT
LAND SPEED RECORD CARS
RACING SUPPORT VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTERS

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PRODUCTION SPORTS. GT & TOURING CARS 1948 - Present
CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST RACING & PRODUCTION CARS & TRUCKS

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WORLD DRIVER & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONS 1950 - 1985

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MARTINI RACING TEAM
GROUP 44, Inc.
CUNNINGHAM RACING TEAM
BRUMOS RACING TEAM

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