Ticket sales for the 2020 event have already been suspended, though fans who have already purchased their tickets will be able to attend this year’s race. Some travel companies are still selling packages.
Last month ACO president Pierre Fillon said that the 2020 race would go ahead in a responsible and safe manner while paying tribute to those who have worked on the frontline throughout the pandemic.
“At the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, solidarity and responsibility will be more than mere words,” he said.
“The principles form the foundation of an event that will celebrate togetherness and fraternity. We will be paying tribute to the heroes of the crisis and saluting the commitment of the members of our club, volunteers, teams, partners, institutions, media and fans – without whom this race could not take place and who have already made it a memorable occasion.
“We have always been at the forefront of technological innovation to improve safety and sustainable mobility. Responsibility is one of our founding principles. We are therefore sure that our loyal spectators will understand our position and support our decision.
“We will not be breaking any attendance records this year. However, all the magic of the race will remain intact and the spectator experience – trackside or from a distance – will remain world-class.”