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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 10.6.1979
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.626 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:intermittent rain
Start time:9/6 15:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:87
Practiced:59
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:22
Classified:22
Classes:PractStartClass
Group 6 - Sports +200013123
Group 6 - Sports 200016144
Group 5 - +2000996
Group 5 - 2000000
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000543
Group 4 - Grand Touring 3000000
IMSA GTX - +250011115
IMSA GTX - 2500100
Le Mans GTP - +3000441
Le Mans GTP - 3000110
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 660 minutes on 6-7/6
Winners:
Overall:41Porsche 935 K3Whittington / Ludwig / Whittington
Group 6 - Sports +2000:5Rondeau M379 FordRagnotti / Darniche
Group 6 - Sports 2000:29Chevron B36 FordCharnell / Jones / Smith
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000:82Porsche 934Müller / Pallavicini / Vanoli
IMSA GTX - +2500:70Porsche 935Stommelen / Barbour / Newman
Le Mans GTP - +3000:52WM P79 PeugeotMamers / Raulet
Leaders:
laps 1-18:Porsche 936Ickx
laps 19-37:Porsche 936Wollek, Haywood
laps 38-43:Porsche 936Ickx
laps 44-59:Porsche 936Wollek
laps 60-97:Ford M 10Bell, Hobbs
laps 98-306:Porsche 935's
Fastest Laps:
Overall:12Porsche 936/78Jacky Ickx (B)3:36.100227.003 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:14Porsche 936/78Wollek / Haywood3:30.070
Group 6 - Sports 2000:27Chevron B36 ROCVetsch / Sourd / Carmillet4:01.320
Group 5 - +2000:41Porsche 935 K3Whittington / Ludwig / Whittington3:34.640
Group 4 - Grand Touring +3000:82Porsche 934Müller / Pallavicini / Vanoli4:06.650
IMSA GTX - +2500:70Porsche 935Stommelen / Barbour / Newman3:49.840
IMSA GTX - 2500:77Mazda RX-7 252iIkuzawa / Terada / Buchet4:18.880189.484 km/h
Le Mans GTP - +3000:53WM P79 PeugeotPignard / Coulon / Saulnier3:56.080
Le Mans GTP - 3000:55Rondeau M379 FordRondeau / Haran3:54.280
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (20), Lola (7), Chevron (5), Ferrari (4), Rondeau (3), WM (3), De Cadenet (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (20), Ford (16), BMW (6), ROC (5), Ferrari (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (14), Chevron B36 (5), Porsche 934 (4), Ferrari 512 BB (4)
Driver nationalities:F (68), GB (27), USA (20), CH (13), D (10), I (4), B (3), AUS (2)
Team nationalities:F (18), D (8), USA (8), CH (4), GB (4), J (2)
Most used colours:white (33%), red (24%), blue (17%), yellow (7%), green (6%), black (5%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (65%), rear-engined (32%), front-engined (3%)
Average engine size:2930 cc (with regard to 43% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 3433 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Tony Trimmer (58), Paul Newman (54), Preston Henn (48)
Youngest known drivers:Patrick Bardinon (21), Denis Morin (23), Manfred Winkelhock (27)
Woman drivers:Anny-Charlotte Verney

Official Race Programme:

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