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2003 24 Hours of Le Mans

2003 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Index: Races | Winners

The 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 71st Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 14 and 15 June 2003.

Race

After three consecutive wins, the Audi factory team officially did not field a team, although several privateers did use R8 chassis. Bentley, with an Audi engine and support from Audi works team Joest Racing, won its first Le Mans title since 1930 in the Bentley Speed 8 and Danish driver Tom Kristensen set a record with his fourth straight victory. The Bentley team of David Brabham, Mark Blundell and Johnny Herbert finished second, ahead of the customer Audis.

In GTS-class, the Prodrive Ferraris went on to beat the fastest Corvette by a margin of 10 laps, ending their streak of class wins. American Alex Job Racing took the GT-class victory, while Noel del Bello survived to take LMP675.

Official results

Class winners marked in bold. Cars not completing 75% of the winner's distance are listed as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMGTP 7 23x15px Team Bentley 23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Tom Kristensen
23x15px Guy Smith
Bentley Speed 8 M 377
Bentley 4.0L Turbo V8
2 LMGTP 8 23x15px Team Bentley 23x15px Mark Blundell
23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Johnny Herbert
Bentley Speed 8 M 375
Bentley 4.0L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 6 23x15px Champion Racing 23x15px JJ Lehto
23x15px Emanuele Pirro
23x15px Stefan Johansson
Audi R8 M 372
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
4 LMP900 5 Template:Country data JPN Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Template:Country data JPN Seiji Ara
23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Marco Werner
Audi R8 M 370
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 11 23x15px JML Team Panoz 23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Gunnar Jeannette
23x15px Max Papis
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 360
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
6 LMP900 15 23x15px Racing for Holland 23x15px Jan Lammers
23x15px John Bosch
23x15px Andy Wallace
Dome S101 M 360
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
7 LMP900 13 23x15px Courage Compétition 23x15px Jonathan Cochet
23x15px Stéphane Grégoire
23x15px Jean-Marc Gounon
Courage C60 M 360
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
8 LMP900 17 23x15px Pescarolo Sport 23x15px Jean-Christophe Boullion
23x15px Franck Lagorce
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
Courage C60 M 356
Peugeot 3.2L Turbo V6
9 LMP900 18 23x15px Pescarolo Sport 23x15px Eric Hélary
23x15px Nicolas Minassian
23x15px Soheil Ayari
Courage C60 M 352
Peugeot 3.2L Turbo V6
10 GTS 88 23x15px Veloqx Prodrive Racing 23x15px Tomáš Enge
23x15px Peter Kox
23x15px Jamie Davies
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 336
Ferrari F133 5.9L V12
11 GTS 50 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Oliver Gavin
23x15px Kelly Collins
23x15px Andy Pilgrim
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 326
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
12 GTS 53 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Ron Fellows
23x15px Johnny O'Connell
23x15px Franck Freon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 326
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
13 LMP900 9 Template:Country data JPN Kondo Racing Template:Country data JPN Masahiko Kondo
Template:Country data JPN Ukyo Katayama
Template:Country data JPN Ryo Fukuda
Dome S101 Y 322
Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8
14 GT 93 23x15px Alex Job Racing
23x15px Petersen Motorsports
23x15px Sascha Maassen
23x15px Emmanuel Collard
23x15px Lucas Luhr
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 320
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 LMP675 29 23x15px Noël del Bello Racing 23x15px Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
23x16px Christophe Pillon
23x15px Didier André
Reynard 2KQ-LM M 319
Volkswagen HPT16 2.0L Turbo I4
16 GTS 86 23x15px Larbre Compétition 23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Christophe Bouchut
23x16px Steve Zacchia
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 317
Chrysler 8.0L V10
17 GT 87 23x15px Orbit Racing 23x15px Leo Hindery, Jr.
23x15px Peter Baron
23x15px Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 314
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GT 75 23x15px Thierry Perrier
23x15px Perspective Racing
23x15px Michel Neugarten
23x15px Nigel Smith
23x15px Ian Khan
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 305
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
19 GT 77 Template:Country data JPN Team Taisan Advan Template:Country data JPN Atsushi Yogo
Template:Country data JPN Akira Iida
Template:Country data JPN Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 304
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20 GT 81 23x15px The Racer's Group 23x15px Kevin Buckler
23x15px Timo Bernhard
23x15px Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 304
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21 GTS 72 23x15px Luc Alphand Aventures 23x15px Luc Alphand
23x15px Jérôme Policand
23x15px Frédéric Dor
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 298
Ferrari F133 6.0L V12
22 LMP675 26 23x15px RN Motorsport Ltd. 23x15px John Nielsen
Template:Country data JPN Hayanari Shimoda
23x15px Casper Elgaard
DBA4 03S D 288
Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8
23 GT 78 23x15px PK Sport, Ltd. 23x15px Robin Liddell
23x15px David Warnock
23x15px Piers Masarati
Porsche 911 GT3-RS P 285
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
24 LMP900 19 23x15px Automotive Durango SRL 23x15px Sylvain Boulay
23x15px Michele Rugolo
23x15px Jean-Bernard Bouvet
Durango LMP1 D 277
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
25 GT 70 23x15px JMB Racing 23x15px David Terrien
23x15px Fabrizio de Simone
23x15px Fabio Babini
Ferrari 360 Modena GT P 273
Ferrari F131 3.6L V8
26 GT 94 23x15px Risi Competizione 23x15px Anthony Lazzaro
23x15px Ralf Kelleners
23x15px Terry Borcheller
Ferrari 360 Modena GT M 269
Ferrari F131 3.6L V8
27 GT 84 Template:Country data JPN T2M Motorsport 23x15px Vanina Ickx
23x15px Roland Bervillé
23x15px Patrick Bourdais
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 264
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
28
NC
GTS 64 23x15px Graham Nash Motorsport
23x15px Ray Mallock Ltd.
23x15px Pedro Chaves
23x15px Thomas Erdos
23x15px Mike Newton
Saleen S7-R D 292
Ford 7.0L V8
29
NC
GT 85 23x15px ST Team Orange Spyker 23x15px Norman Simon
23x15px Tom Coronel
23x15px Hans Hugenholtz
Spyker C8 Double-12R D 229
Audi 4.0L V8
30
NC
LMP675 24 23x15px Rachel Welter Template:Country data JPN Yojiro Terada
23x15px Olivier Porta
23x15px Gavin Pickering
WR LMP01 M 235
Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4
31
DNF
LMP900 16 23x15px Racing for Holland 23x15px Felipe Ortiz
23x15px Beppe Gabbiani
23x15px Tristan Gommendy
Dome S101 M 316
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
32
DNF
LMP900 12 23x15px JML Team Panoz 23x16px Benjamin Leuenberger
23x15px David Saelens
23x15px Scott Maxwell
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 233
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
33
DNF
GTS 68 23x15px Scorp Motorsport Communication 23x15px Luis Marques
23x15px Olivier Thévenin
23x15px Denis Dupuis
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D 229
Chrysler 8.0L V10
34
DNF
GT 99 23x15px XL Racing 23x15px Ange Barde
23x15px Michel Ferté
23x15px Gaël Lasoudier
Ferrari 550 Maranello P 227
Ferrari F131 5.5L V12
35
DNF
LMP900 4 23x15px Riley & Scott Racing 23x15px Jim Matthews
23x15px Marc Goossens
23x15px Christophe Tinseau
Riley & Scott Mk III C M 214
Ford (Yates) 6.0L V8
36
DNF
LMP675 25 23x15px Gerard Welter 23x15px Bastien Brière
23x15px Jean-René de Fournoux
23x15px Stéphane Daoudi
WR LMP02 M 176
Peugeot 3.0L V6
37
DNF
GTS 80 23x15px Veloqx Prodrive Racing 23x15px Anthony Davidson
23x15px Kelvin Burt
23x15px Darren Turner
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 176
Ferrari F131 5.9L V12
38
DNF
LMP900 14 23x15px Team Nasamax
23x15px McNeil Engineering
23x15px Romain Dumas
23x15px Robbie Sterling
23x15px Werner Lupberger
Reynard 01Q G 138
Cosworth XDE 2.7L Turbo V8
(Bioethanol)
39
DNF
GT 95 23x15px Risi Competizione 23x15px Shane Lewis
23x15px Butch Leitzinger
23x15px Johnny Mowlem
Ferrari 360 Modena GT Y 138
Ferrari F133 3.6L V8
40
DNF
GT 83 23x15px Seikel Motorsport 23x15px Anthony Burgess
23x15px David Shep
23x15px Andrew Bagnall
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 134
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
41
DNF
LMP675 27 23x15px Intersport Racing 23x15px Jon Field
23x15px Duncan Dayton
23x15px Rick Sutherland
MG-Lola EX257 G 107
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
42
DNF
GT 92 23x15px Dewalt Racesports Salisbury 23x15px Mike Jordan
23x15px Michael Caine
23x15px Tim Sugden
TVR Tuscan T400R D 93
TVR Speed Six 4.0L I6
43
DNF
GTS 66 23x15px Konrad Motorsport 23x15px Franz Konrad
23x16px Toni Seiler
23x16px Walter Brun
Saleen S7-R D 91
Ford 7.0L V8
44
DNF
LMP900 21 23x15px Edouard Sezionale 23x15px Patrice Roussel
23x15px Edouard Sezionale
23x15px Lucas Lasserre
Norma M2000-2 D 82
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
45
DNF
LMP675 31 23x15px Courage Compétition 23x15px David Hallyday
23x15px Philippe Alliot
23x15px Carl Rosenblad
Courage C65 M 41
JPX 3.4L V6
46
DNF
LMP900 10 23x15px Audi Sport UK
23x15px Arena Motorsport
23x15px Frank Biela
23x15px Perry McCarthy
23x15px Mika Salo
Audi R8 M 28
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
47
DNF
LMP675 23 23x15px Team Bucknum Racing 23x15px Jeff Bucknum
23x15px Bryan Willman
23x15px Chris McMurry
Pilbeam MP91 D 27
JPX 3.4L V6
48
DNF
GT 91 23x15px Dewalt Racesport Salisbury 23x15px Rob Barff
23x15px Richard Hay
23x15px Richard Stanton
TVR Tuscan T400R D 11
TVR Speed Six 4.0L I6
49
DNF
GTS 61 23x15px Carsport America 23x15px Mike Hezemans
23x15px Anthony Kumpen
23x15px David Hart
Pagani Zonda GR P 10
Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0L V12
DNS LMP900 20 23x15px Lister Racing 23x15px Jamie Campbell-Walter
23x15px Nathan Kinch
23x15px Vincent Vosse
Lister Storm LMP D -
Chevrolet LS1 6.0L V8

Statistics

  • Pole Position — #7 Team Bentley — 3:32.843
  • Fastest Lap — #8 Team Bentley — 3:35.529
  • Distance — 5146.05 km
  • Average Speed — 214.33 km/h
  • Highest Trap Speed — Dome Mugen & Dome Judd - 337 km/h (qualifying)