How to watch the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours live: streaming & TV details

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It's the start of a new generation of sports car racing and could deliver an unexpected result. This is how you can watch the Le Mans 24 Hour race live stream in the UK

Toyota Hypercar and Aston Martin at Le Mans 2021

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Whatever happens at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours race promises to be historic, and with plenty of uncertainty going into the race, it is one that you’ll want to watch — at least bits of it.

Toyota is favourite to win with its Hypercar, but the new-generation machine hasn’t yet been race-tested around the clock. Lying in wait to capitalise on any slip-ups, is the privateer Glickenhaus outfit with its own Hypercar, along with Alpine with a modified previous-era LMP1 car.

That’s not all. The current crop of LMP2 cars would normally be competing for a category win, but with pace not far off that of the Hypercars and the potential for the top-class cars to stumble in one of racing’s most gruelling tests, the second-tier racers can also dream of a podium place.

You can watch all of the action live in the UK, but a subscription is needed. Scroll down for full details.


Watch Le Mans in the UK

As the Le Mans 24 Hours is not on terrestrial TV there are no channels in the UK broadcasting it. However, this does not mean fans within the UK will miss out, as it can still be streamed through computers, phones and TVs.

There are plenty of ways to watch Le Mans live from the comfort of your own home.


Watch Le Mans live stream

One of the easiest ways to watch the race from the UK is through Eurosport. The whole event will be streamed live via the Eurosport App and Player. Subscribing to Eurosport can be done in two ways; through Amazon Prime Video Channels or via the Eurosport app. If you already have Amazon Prime you may be able to get a 7-day free trial of Eurosport for the race. If you don’t have Prime, or have already used your trial, it will cost £6.99 per month to use Eurosport on both platforms.

Another option to watch the race is through the World Endurance Championship (WEC) streaming service, which covers the whole event. It will also include live streaming of free practice, qualifying and the race. You will be able to stream cross-platform through WEC either on the website, on Android or Apple. It will cost you £7.99 to watch Le Mans this way.

If you are watching the live feed, don’t forget the extremely popular option of turning down the sound on your device and switching on the brilliantly-informed commentary from Radio Le Mans.


Le Mans live timing

For dedicated fans, who like to see the numbers alongside the live action, the WEC service also offers live timing during the sessions and race – with some information free to view on the app.


Le Mans schedule 2021

All times are BST

Wednesday 18th August

Free Practice Session 1 1pm-4pm

Qualifying 6pm-7pm

Free Practice Session 2 9pm-11pm


Thursday 19th August

Free Practice Session 3 2pm-5pm

Hyperpole 8pm-8.30pm

Free Practice Session 4 9pm-11pm


Saturday 21st August

Warm up 10.30am-10.45am

Start of race 3pm


Sunday 22nd August

End of race 3pm