Watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual!
The 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020 was originally scheduled to take place this weekend, June 13-14, but the most famous, glamorous and important sports car race in the world is just one of the countless events delayed due to the global pandemic. And although the French endurance classic will not finish its 88th edition for good before September 19-20, there is an excellent substitute at hand: this weekend, some of the best known professional pilots the world will continue to fight on the 8,469 mile circuit of the Sarthe, with elite sim racers, in the 24 Hours of Virtual Le Mans. And you can watch all the action here, without interruption from one flag to another.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans virtual livestream begins at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on Saturday June 13 and the race begins at 9 a.m. Coverage ends at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 14; in between you will get a pre-race analysis, each round of competition and full coverage after the race after the waves of the checkered flag.
Fortunately and unlike other sports, the race has been able, in recent months, to offer a live action that is closer to reality and presents its real stars. NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 drivers and sports cars, engineers and other members of the team all participated in the action, some of which became incredibly serious, with real consequences. The public has eaten it, with sim racing producing millions of views around the world, and the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual promise to fight some of the best battles to date.
Consider the driver list, which covers 50 entries between realistic LMP and GTE classes, in dedicated ORECA prototypes and production-based models from Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette and Aston Martin. The main real-world drivers on the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans include:
- Fernando Alonso
- Max Verstappen
- Juan Pablo Montoya
- Jenson Button
- Jordan Taylor
- Ricky taylor
- Tony Kanaan
- Katherine legge
In addition to a number of other recognizable names – and in collaboration with some of the best electronic sport simulation runners in the world – they will all compete using the advanced rFactor 2 simulation platform with dynamic weather conditions. , day / night lighting effects, pit stops for fuel and tires, damage and realistic strategies. Combined with a realistic TV production complete with commentators, special guests, stand reporters, real race officials and racing rules, and breathtaking graphics, the Le Mans 24 Hours could make you quickly forget that you not watch the real deal.