02:33StartThe Le Mans gets underway with 52 cars competing, with 185,000 spectators.
03:11Race actionChanetti leads, to win after driving for all but one hour! Luvo rides second.
04:02Start1950 Le Mans start, Tom Cole leads away, while Fangio flusters.
04:45Race actionSommer dominates until an electrical problem drops him to fifth.
05:30Race actionLouis Rosier is pushing hard to build his lead
07:00Pit stopRosier makes his last stop
07:56Race finishRosier wins and completes a belief-defying all but two laps behind the wheel
08:20Start24h Le Mans 1951 Start, with heavy rain prior to the race, with Porsche, Lancia, Ferrari and Jaguar all representing.
11:20Heavy crashTragedy strikes as Jean laRiviere is killed after losing control of his Ferrari. Moss leads the way.
11:36Race actionThe number 2 goes off, and Moss streaks away.
13:12Race actionJaguar 20 leads after Moss has had to abandon after technical issues.
13:41Checkered flagJaguar take victory in 1951.
A collection of Le Mans history from the years 1946, 49, 50, 51. These post-war years saw huge advances in technology and popularity gaining rapidly on worldwide stage. In 1950 over 100 cars applied to enter!
|Channel||24 Hours of Le Mans|
|Program||24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History|
|Episode title||1946-51 24 Hours of Le Mans|