Le Mans 2021 is finally upon us, and here's how to watch Le Mans 2021 from anywhere in the world!
The oldest endurance race around is back, less than a year after the last edition of the annual event took place in September 2020.
Le Mans 2021 was delayed slightly from its original date in June. Thankfully, this meant the race would not be held behind closed doors, and that fans would be able to attend the event in person once again.
2021 marks the debut of a brand new class of vehicles, as the long-standing LMP1 class will be replaced by the new Le Mans Hypercar class as the top for the very first time. This year also sees the return of the "innovative car" category.
Pierre Filon, President of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (the organizers of Le Mans), said: “This year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans enters a new era. The introduction of Hypercars promises to bring even more spine-tingling action to the endurance racetrack.
"Sixty-two cars will line up for this 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans. In these challenging times, this number is a strong signal that our discipline is more appealing than ever before. We are eager to welcome fans once again to the racetrack to experience this historic edition together."
It's nearly time for the drivers to take to the track near the town of Le Mans in France, so here's how to watch Le Mans 2021 live so you don't miss anything!
When is Le Mans 2021?
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on August 21-22 this year.
How to watch Le Mans 2021 in the USA
In the US, MotorTrend is the only channel showing complete start-to-finish coverage of Le Mans 2021. So, if you want to keep up with all the action from the next leg in the FIA World Endurance Championship, your best bet is to head over to MotorTrend on Saturday morning. The race starts at 10:00 am EST.
You can watch the entire race live on their website via their in-demand app, but MotorTrend is also available on live TV services like Hulu with Live TV, or FuboTV. You can also find the network on Sling TV, one of the least expensive streaming services available in the US right now.
MotorTrend is available in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35 a month after a free trial and gets you 32 channels including ESPN, AMC, CNN, and the Disney Channel.
If you want even more choice, you can pair your subscription up with Sling Blue for an extra $15 a month, getting you 51 channels in total.
If you just want access to MotorTrend content on its own, you can subscribe directly to MotorTrend OnDemand for $4.99 a month (or $44.99 a year) after a 7-day free trial.
How to watch Le Mans 2021 in the UK
If you're wanting to watch Le Mans 2021 in the UK, you'll need access to Eurosport. Discovery owns both MotorTrend and Eurosport, so it's no surprise that European coverage will air on their other network. The race begins at 3:00 pm BST on Saturday.
If you want to watch Eurosport via the dedicated Eurosport Player, you can subscribe directly here for just £6.99 a month. If you want to commit to a minimum of 12 months, you can subscribe for a lower price of £4.99 a month for the annual pass, or pay for 12 months upfront for £39.99.
The Eurosport Player is also available as an Amazon Prime Video Channel. If you want to add it to your Prime plan, a Eurosport Player costs £6.99 a month on top of your regular Amazon Prime subscription fee.
Le Mans 2021 full roster
The full line up of cars across all four classes of vehicle has been revealed by the race's organisers. You can view it below:
Who won Le Mans 2020?
Unlike fixed-distance races, the winner at Le Mans is the vehicle that travels the greatest distance during the whole race. Last year, Toyota Gazoo Racing won the LMP1 class for the third year in a row.
Their drivers (Kazuki Nakajima, Sébastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley) pushed their Toyota TS050 Hybrid over the finish line ahead of Rebellion Racing's R13-Gibson (piloted by Bruno Senna, Norman Nato and Gustavo Menezes) and their Toyota sister car driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José-Maria Lopez.
In the LMP2 class, United Autosports' team of Filipe Albuquerque, Philip Hanson and Paul di Resta claimed victory, with Aston Martin Racing's Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin and Harry Tincknell securing a win in the LMGTE Pro category.
TF Sport's Jonathan Adam, Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluç took the win in the LMGTE Amateur class. They finished just 49 seconds ahead of the Dempsey-Proton racing squad comprised of Matt Campbell, Riccardo Pera and Christian Ried.
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