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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 21.6.1959
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.461 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:20/6 16:00
Grid:Le Mans start
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:97
Practiced:54
Started:53
Finished:13
Classified:13
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports 300015152
Sports 2000440
Sports 1500440
Sports 1100110
Sports 750771
Grand Touring 5000000
Grand Touring 3000554
Grand Touring 2000661
Grand Touring 1500432
Grand Touring 1100110
Grand Touring 750773
Pre-race sessions:
2 practice sessions held for a total of 540 minutes on 17-18/6
Winners:
Overall:5Aston Martin DBR1/300Salvadori / Shelby
Grand Touring 3000:11Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta"Beurlys" / "Eldé"
Fastest Laps:
Overall:12Ferrari 250 TR 59Jean Behra (F)4:00.900201.161 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (11), D.B. (7), Lotus (6), Porsche (6), Aston Martin (5)
Top engines by numbers:Ferrari (11), Climax (7), Panhard (7), Porsche (6), Aston Martin (5)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari 250 TR (6), Porsche 718 RSK (5), Aston Martin DBR1 (4)
Driver nationalities:GB (35), F (26), USA (14), B (8), I (4), D (3), S (3), MEX (2), BR (2), CH (2)
Most used colours:green (30%), red (24%), blue (17%), silver (14%), white (6%), yellow (5%)
Engine positions:front-engined (86%), mid-engined (14%)
Oldest known drivers:Jack Fairman (46), René Cotton (45), Edgar Barth (42)
Youngest known drivers:Brian Naylor (0), Ricardo Rodriguez (17), Pedro Rodriguez (19)

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