[RACE@TV] 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023 Live Free Broadcast On 10 June 2023
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the ultimate showdown in motorsport endurance. Since 1923, drivers have been pushing the limits to see who can conquer the most distance within 24 hours.
After having the top-level prototype class firmly in their grasp since 2018, Toyota faces strong competition in 2023: The LMH and LMDh classes have seen the arrival of big names like Cadillac, Porsche, Peugeot and Ferrari, leading many to dub the era a new golden age of sports car racing. 16 Hypercars by seven manufacturers are on the entry list for Le Mans' centennial race. The green flag flies on Saturday, June 10th, at 14.00 GMT/16.00 CEST/10.00 EST.
Ferrari is back at Le Mans after 50 years. Can the iconic Italian manufacturer compete for overall victory with its 499P? Image credit: Jean-Philippe Boyer (ACO)
While the entries of the several manufacturers were welcomed with open arms by many WEC fans, none drew more attention than that of Ferrari: The legendary Italian marque last raced in the top class at La Sarthe 50 years ago in 1973, finishing in second place thanks to the efforts of Arturo Merzario and Carlos Pace in their 312PB-73.
Still a regular sight in GT classes and the prototype class in the 1990s and early 2000s with the Dallara-engineered Ferrari 333SP, it would take half a century for the works team to be back in competition for the overall win in Le Mans, this time in cooperation with AF Corse. Ferrari fields two LMH cars in 2023, one driven by Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen, the other by James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi and Alessandro Pier Guidi.
Since the German manufacturer's first victory in 1970, Porsche and Le Mans have become synonymous. Last entering the top class at La Sarthe in 2017, Porsche bid farewell to LMP1 competition with their third consecutive overall win. Their GTE car is still racing to this day, but with the 963 LMDh, the manufacturer is back at the sharp end of the grid.
Six years after bowing out with an overall victory, Porsche is back in contention for the overall victory - and its GTE armada will try to take another class win. Image credit: Porsche Motorsport
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023, Porsche could secure its 20th Le Mans victory if the stars align. Three 963s are entered by Porsche Penske Motorsport (one of them fittingly using number 75), another is fielded by Team Jota. Additionally, an armada of eight Porsche 911 RSR-19 will be trying to cross the line first in the GTE class.
Dane Cameron, who is driving the #5 Porsche with Michael Christensen and Fred Makowiecki, is eager to show what the new Porsche program is capable of: "It’s a very special feeling to finally be at the start of this race week. We have the chance to bring home the triumph at LeMans - for Porsche and Mr Penske. At the same time, it’s a dream come true for me: I’ve always dreamed of racing for overall victory at LeMans."
No rear wing needed: Peugeot took a different approach in its LMH car's design compared to the competition, fully embracing ground effect aerodynamics. Image credit: Peugeot Spor
Hundreds of thousands of people travel to Circuit de la Sarthe in France, but for many more, watching online or on TV is the only way to see the spectacle. And that’s why you’re here, of course.
The epic race is part of the FIA World Endurance Championship and holds a prestigious spot in the Triple Crown of Motorsport. Only driver Graham Hill has won F1’s Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500, and Le Mans.
Whether you’re a diehard racing fan or just someone who loves fast cars, you won’t want to miss this year’s race. Keep reading for more on how to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
What channel is the 24 Hours of Le Mans on?
You can watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans on MOTOR TREND and MOTORTREND+ in the U.S. MOTOR TREND is a traditional channel offered through most TV providers, while MOTORTREND+ is a standalone streaming service.
If you’re not actually in France, you’ll also need a VPN to watch, otherwise the video is blocked. Fortunately, you can subscribe to NordVPN or Surfshark to get around this. We can confirm that NordVPN’s Paris server successfully unblocks the video.
24 Hours of Le Mans schedule:-
In 2023, centennial celebrations take over the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Stateside fans can join the fun throughout race week by watching practice and qualifying sessions, as highlighted in the schedule below.
Event Day Time (ET) Channels
Free Practice 1 Wednesday, June 7 8 a.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Qualifying Practice Wednesday, June 7 1 p.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Free Practice 2 Wednesday, June 7 4 p.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Free Practice 3 Thursday, June 8 9 a.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Hyperpole Thursday, June 8 2 p.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Free Practice 4 Thursday, June 8 4 p.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Opening Ceremony Saturday, June 10 9 a.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
91st 24 Hours of Le Mans Saturday, June 10 10 a.m. MOTOR TREND, MOTORTREND+
Data effective as of post date.
Best TV plans for watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Our favorite way to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans is with MOTORTREND+. At $4.99 a month, the streaming service is a prime destination for anyone who loves auto racing and general automotive programming. It also offers the most live coverage of Le Mans with dash cams and bonus footage—including a live track map and helicopter feed.
The best part of the MOTORTREND+ monthly subscription is that you can cancel anytime. But anyone who subscribes beyond the race at Le Mans will also get access to other FIA World Endurance Championship races. Plus, you can watch past races from the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Which TV providers carry the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is available on MOTOR TREND through most cable, satellite, and live TV streaming services.
Sling TV is the cheapest live TV provider with MOTOR TREND—starting at $40 a month for its Sling Orange plan. But in the table below, you can browse MOTOR TREND’s availability through other popular providers..>_<..Thanks