This year’s iteration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans concluded with a victory from the No. 8, a Toyota Gazoo Racing car, driven by Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso. The No. 8 has now secured back-to-back 24 Hours of Le Mans titles and the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance LMP Drivers’ Championship.
Run at the 8.467 mile Circuit de la Sarthe, this was an event for the ages. A record-breaking 61-car field began the 87th rendition of this historic endurance challenge.
This edition marked the first time the 24 Hours of Le Mans hosted the season finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Over the course of 86 hours of driving across six countries and 14 months, the WEC witnessed incredible technical developments across the field as the teams continuously closed the competitive gap to one another.
Rolex Testimonee and record nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tom Kristensen remarks: “This weekend has illustrated the rollercoaster of emotions at Le Mans – we have experienced the thrill of close racing, as well as the anguish of untimely reliability issues. The race demands absolute perseverance and durability from both human and machine in their shared pursuit of the ultimate performance.”
Presented to the overall winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a specially engraved Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.