• Danish driver Tom Kristensen holds the record for the most victories at Le Mans. The nine-time winner streaked through the aughts with six consecutive victories from 2000 to 2005. (“He is such a proven commodity that he often gets put in the best car,” Baime says.)
• American Matt McMurry is the youngest driver to finish the race. In 2014, the 16-year-old competed on a team that placed 25 out of 55.
• South African Jack Gerber is the oldest finisher at age 68. He competed on a team that finished 27 of 55 in 2013.
• In 1950, Frenchman Louis Rosier teamed up with his son Jean-Louis Rosier. The elder Rosier gripped the wheel for 23 hours and 15 minutes, only giving up command of the vehicle to his son for two laps.Back to top