Le Mans By Numbers

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber (c) photo courtesy of Porsche

LE MANS BY NUMBERS

There are names. There are stories. There are legends. Then, there are numbers.

Here are a few of those numbers.

For WEC Week and the build up to the greatest endurance race in the world, here is Le Mans By Numbers:

1 – Wins In Their First Entries – Andre Lagache, Rene Leonard, Bernard Rubin, Woolf Barnato, Luigi Chinetti, Tazio Nuvolari, Philippe Etancelin, Luis Fontes, Jean-Pierre Wimille, Peter Walker, Fritz Riess, Hermann Lang, Ivor Bueb, AJ Foyt, Hurley Haywood, Klaus Ludwig, Andy Wallace, Christophe Bouchut, Eric Helary, Alexander Wurz, Tom Kristensen, Laurent Aiello, Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber

2 – Most Pole Positions Without Winning – Toyota

2 – Most Consecutive Wins By Same Car – Bentley Speed Six, Ford GT40, Porsche 956 & Porsche WSC-95

2 – Most Cars In The Leading Lap – 1933, 1935, 1966, 1969, 1983, 1987, 1988, 2004, 2008 & 2011

3 – Wins In All Drivers Entries – Woolf Barnato

3 – Most Consecutive Pole Positions – Jacky Ickx & Stephane Sarrazin

4 – Most Consecutive Fastest Laps – Mike Hawthorn

4 – Winner With Most Constructors – Yannick Dalmas

5 – Most Wins By A Car – Audi R8

5 – Most Second Place Finishes Without Winning – Toyota

5 – Most Consecutive Fastest Laps – Audi

5 – Most Fastest Laps – Jacky Ickx

5 – Most Pole Positions – Jacky Ickx

6 – Most Consecutive Pole Positions – Porsche

6 – Most Consecutive Wins – Tom Kristensen

6 – Fewest Finishers – 1931

6 – Most Podiums Without A Win – Bob Wollek

7 – Most Consecutive Wins – Porsche

8 – Most Podium Hatricks – Porsche

8 – Most Cars Of The Same Brand In A Row – Porsche

9 – Most Driver Wins – Tom Kristensen

9 – Most Consecutive Podium Finishes – Emanuele Pirro

11 – Most Entries As Team Mates – Tracy Krohn & Niclas Jonsson

11 – Most Consecutive Finishes – Johnny O’Connell

12 – Most 1-2 Finishes – Porsche

12 – Most Safety Cars In A Race – 2013

13 – Most Wins By A Team – Joest Racing

13 – Biggest Gap In Years Between Two Wins – Alexander Wurz

14 – Most Fastest Laps – Porsche

14 – Most Starts Without Finishing One Race – Hans Heyer

14 – Most Podiums – Tom Kristensen

16 – Most Starts Before First Win – David Brabham

16 years (202 days) – Youngest Driver To Start A Race – Matt McMurry

17 – Biggest Gap In Years Between First And Last Win – Hurley Haywood

17 – Entries With Most Constructors – Francois Migault

17 – Fewest Cars In A Single Race – 1930

18 – Most Constructor Wins – Porsche

18 – Most Consecutive Podiums – Audi

18 – Most Retirements – Henri Pescarolo

18 years (133 days) – Youngest Driver On The Podium (Overall) – Ricardo Rodriguez

19 – Most Pole Positions By Constructor – Porsche

19 – Most Finishes – Derek Bell

20 – Most Entries With The Same Constructor – Bob Wollek

21 – Years Of Most Time Between Successive Starts – Jean Alesi

22 years (91 days) – Youngest Winner – Alexander Wurz

23 (hours, 15 minutes & 17 seconds) – Most Time In The Car During 24 Hours – Louis Rosier

30 – Most Winning Drivers Per Nation – United Kingdom

30 – Most Consecutive Starts – Henri Pescarolo

30 – Most Starts Without Winning (Overall) – Bob Wollek

33 – Most Entries By A Single Constructor In A Single Race – Porsche

33 – Total Starts – Henri Pescarolo

34 – Most Wins By Nation Constructor – Germany

34 – Most Winning Tyre Manufacturer – Dunlop

35 – Most Times Between First And Last Start – Mario Andretti & Yojiro Terada

43 – Total Driver Wins Per Nation – France

44 – Most Finishers – 2016

47 years (343 days) – Oldest Winner – Luigi Chinetti

55 years (110 days) – Oldest Driver On The Podium (Overall) – Mario Andretti

60 – Most Cars In A Single Race – 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955 & 2016

66 – Most Participations By A Single Constructor – Porsche

68 years (110 days) – Oldest Driver To Start A Race – Jack Gerber

788 – Most Total Entries By A Single Constructor – Porsche

24 – The Hours It Takes To Finish The Greatest Race In The World

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