24 Hours of Le Mans 2024 winners leave their mark on the city center

Ferrari consolidates its legend with a resounding victory for the 499P #50the 23 hypercars present at the start of the race. This landmark achievement was followed by a special ceremony paying tribute to the performance of the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 1991, Bernard Warain launched the "Empreintes des Pilotes" initiative, a simple but symbolic idea designed to honor the courage, sportsmanship and valor of the drivers who triumphed in this legendary event. The winners' footprints are engraved in bronze plaques and embedded in the asphalt of downtown Le Mans.a veritable pantheon of mechanical endurance.


This year, victorious drivers Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen left their handprints after crossing the finish line. The bronze plaques, inspired by the wheel, add a racy, timeless style to the compositions of the drivers' handprints, accompanied by their names and the date of their performance.

The bronze plaque of the 2023 winners, Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi, who triumphed in the Ferrari #51, was also honored. Each year, during the week of the 24 Hours, an annual ceremony is held to unveil the bronze plaques of the previous year's winners, in the presence of Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO, Stéphane Le Foll, Mayor of Le Mans, and the winning drivers.

Bronze plaque by Alessandro Pier GUIDI, James CALADO and Antonio GIOVINAZZI,
winners in 2023 on the FERRARI #51

This event is a high point in the history of motor sport, celebrating the values cherished by the people of Mance and those who love the "24 Heures". It's a unique opportunity to salute the courage of the drivers involved, and to pay tribute to all the successive winners of this legendary race. In this way, the city of Le Mans continues to vibrate to the rhythm of passion and endurance, celebrating every year the heroes of the track and their memorable exploits.

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  1. Bravo to Ferrari for this magnificent victory. It was even better than last year's victory, because we had to confirm it and, above all, the competition was strong.
    It's true that it wasn't all about pure speed, but Le Mans is now also about managing unforeseen events (weather, safety cars...), but that in no way diminishes the merit.

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