user icon
user icon

24 Hours of Le Mans postponed following coronavirus outbreak

  • Published on 18 Mar 2020 17:39
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans race is the latest motorsport event to be postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The race was originally scheduled to take place on or 13–14 June, has been postponed until 19–20 September.

The decision was made in light of the government restrictions put in place in France to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Gerard Neveu, the CEO of the World Endurance Championship, said: "It is the right decision to delay in light of the current situation. 

“We are now working on revising our WEC and ELMS calendars for the remainder of this season, and for the WEC’s Season 9 which was due to start in September 2020.

“We will come back to you in the coming days with more news for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series."

Fans who have purchased tickets for the race in June will find their tickets valid for the rescheduled event later this year.

The 6 Hours of Spa race, the penultimate round of the 2019/20 Le Mans championship, has also been postponed, after it was originally scheduled to take place on 19 April. 

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
13 - Nov 15
Turkey
26 - Nov 29
Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
26 - Nov 29
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar