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Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 15.6.1997
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.605 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:warm, dry, humid
Start time:14/6
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:170000
Entered:82
Practiced:52
Qualified:48
Started:48
Finished:17
Classified:17
Classes:PractStartClass
Prototype - LMP 875985
Prototype - LMP 650000
Prototype - WSC221
Le Mans GT-124225
Le Mans GT-217166
Pre-race sessions:
4 qualifying sessions held for a total of 510 minutes on 11-12/6
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:7TWR-Joest Porsche WSC95Alboreto / Johansson / Kristensen
Le Mans GT-1:41McLaren F1 GTR BMWRaphanel / Gounon / Olofsson
Le Mans GT-2:78Porsche 911 GT2Neugarten / Lagniez / Martinolle
Fastest Laps:
Overall:7TWR-Joest Porsche WSC95Tom Kristensen (DK)3:45.068217.534 km/hlap 210
Le Mans GT-1:25Porsche 911 GT1Wollek / Stuck / Boutsen3:46.262
Le Mans GT-2:62Chrysler Viper GTS-RArcher / Duez / Ayari3:54.890
Pole Positions:
Overall:7TWR-Joest Porsche WSC95Michele Alboreto (I)3:41.581220.958 km/h
Le Mans GT-1:25Porsche 911 GT1Wollek / Stuck / Boutsen3:43.363219.195 km/h
Le Mans GT-2:62Chrysler Viper GTS-RArcher / Duez / Ayari4:04.589200.173 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (16), McLaren (5), Courage (4), Chrysler (4), Nissan (3), Panoz (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (22), BMW (5), Ford (5), Nissan (4), Chrysler (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 GT1 (8), Porsche 993 GT2 (8), McLaren F1 GTR (5)
Driver nationalities:F (36), GB (19), USA (15), I (11), D (10), B (8), J (8), NL (5), P (4), E (4), S (4), BR (4), CH (4)
Team nationalities:D (13), GB (11), F (10), J (5), USA (4), CH (3), I (2)
Most used colours:white (41%), black (18%), blue (11%), red (11%), silver (6%), yellow (5%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (41%), rear-engined (33%), front-engined (26%)
Oldest known drivers:Larry Schumacher (61), Mario Andretti (57), Gianpiero Moretti (57)
Youngest known drivers:Pedro Lamy (25), Christian Pescatori (26), Claudia Hürtgen (26)
Female drivers:Lilian Bryner, Claudia Hürtgen

Official Race Programme:

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