24 Hours of Le Mans puts drivers—and television viewers—to the test


The 24 Hours of Le Mans is auto racing’s greatest test of endurance on a paved track— so physically demanding, in fact, that most teams rotate three drivers. Think that’s impressive? There are actually television viewers out there who watch the race from start to finish. Now that takes stamina, as well as some very careful planning (don’t think about it too long).

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/15/24-hours-of-le-mans-2018


Didn’t come close to watching all of it, but quite a lot. Some night racing too. Would’ve liked less silly commentary trying to fill air time. And at times it seemed like the only class was the Prototypes.


@Jim-R - I struggle to watch more than about 45 minutes at a time, especially with the long straight allowing my mind to wander. I guess I just don’t have the attention span for it.

You are right though, the commentary can be so hit and miss during endurance events.