The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans in photos

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Here's some eye candy from the 24 Hours of Le Mans for you to enjoy!

Below you'll see photos that Motorsport.com gathered during this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans spectacle. I only selected images from during and just prior to or after the race. As stated in the subheading above, enjoy the eye candy and be sure to check out the rest of our photo gallery when you're done here!

The 24 Hours of Le Mans winning trophy
The 24 Hours of Le Mans winning trophy

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

What everyone is at Le Mans for.

#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: James Holland

As always, the 24 Hours of Le Mans kicked off with the Saturday warmup. Above, you'll see the car that would end up winning the race a little bit over a day later.

Marc Gene and Fernando Alonso
Marc Gene and Fernando Alonso

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Gene: "No joke, they just told me right there that they'd like me to drive the No. 1 Audi! I just glanced over at the JOTA guys and then bolted out of there! haha" Fernando to himself: "I wonder if they'd just put me in the car if something 'unfortunate' were to happen to Marc?"

The charming Praga girls
The charming Praga girls

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Man, I just love the openness of those LMP2 cars. If you look closely, you can almost see everything.

Mark Webber and Bibendum
Mark Webber and Bibendum

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

BFF's.

Pole winner Kazuki Nakajima
Pole winner Kazuki Nakajima

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Sorry Mark, you've been replaced.

Course marshalls ready for the warmup session at Porsche Curve
Course marshalls ready for the warmup session at Porsche Curve

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Some of the hardest working people you'll see at Le Mans.

Get well message for Loic Duval
Get well message for Loic Duval

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

An message from Audi to Loic Duval. How cool is that?

Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso discuss
Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso discuss

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

What do you think these two are discussing?

Formation lap start
Formation lap start

Photo by: James Holland

The formation lap gets underway. One of those Audis will crash out early, a second will enjoy the thrill of victory, and the other will carry three drivers left thinking what could have been as they stand on the second step of the podium.

Fernando Alonso gives the start: #7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima leads the field
Fernando Alonso gives the start: #7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima leads the field

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Fernando Alonso waves the flag and the race is on!

Fernando Alonso gives the start: #73 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor
Fernando Alonso gives the start: #73 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Here come the GTE Pro cars!

Start
Start

Photo by: James Holland

The entire LMP1 field races off into the first corners of this grueling, 24 hour race. Four of these nine prototypes will never cross the finish line Sunday afternoon.

#14 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
#14 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

Photo by: James Holland

The #14 Porsche riding a bit too low and scrapping the ground during the pre-race warmup

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This is actually a fan photo...I'm fairly certain those belong to the Nissan ZEOD. That or one of the Audi prototypes; it's hard to tell really.

#0 Nissan Motorsports Global Nissan Zeod RC: Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip, Satoshi Motoyama
#0 Nissan Motorsports Global Nissan Zeod RC: Lucas Ordonez, Wolfgang Reip, Satoshi Motoyama

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

This will be the final photo of the Nissan ZEOD that I show you. Why? Well, because it never made it past the 30 minute mark of the event....

Porsche Team refueler
Porsche Team refueler

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The life blood of all race cars.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Jumping curbs in my Porsche at the start of a 24 hour race because, why not?

#43 Newblood By Morand Racing Morgan - Judd: Christian Klien, Gary Hirsch, Romain Brandela
#43 Newblood By Morand Racing Morgan - Judd: Christian Klien, Gary Hirsch, Romain Brandela

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Two prototypes race under the Dunlop Bridge.

#75 Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (997): François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard, Markus Palttala
#75 Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (997): François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard, Markus Palttala

Photo by: James Holland

The first pit stop for this nice-looking ProSpeed Porsche. Their race later ended when a door literally just fell off in the pit lane, promptly followed by the left-rear wheel when it returned to the track. That's Le Mans for ya.

Pit lane cam
Pit lane cam

Photo by: James Holland

Product placement gone too far? And wait a minute, wouldn't you want to get your name out in front of the camera instead of on top of it?

#3 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro out of the race after a crash
#3 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro out of the race after a crash

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

One of the saddest sights you'll see at Le Mans. When that door closes, a team's bid at Le Mans glory has officially ended.

A sudden rain shower on Saturday afternoon
A sudden rain shower on Saturday afternoon

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Thanks for destroying the #3 Audi and #8 Toyota, we really appreciated that in the second hour of the race. Jerk.

#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan: Rudolf Nunemann, Alessandro Latif, James Winslow in the pits with damage
#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan: Rudolf Nunemann, Alessandro Latif, James Winslow in the pits with damage

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The #41 car is being so courteous bringing the front of the #48 to the pits so he can give it back to the Murphy team. Don't see it? Look here...

#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan: Rudolf Nunemann, Alessandro Latif, James Winslow in the pits with damage
#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan: Rudolf Nunemann, Alessandro Latif, James Winslow in the pits with damage

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that doesn't belong to you.

#48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 - Nissan: Nathanael Berthon, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Karun Chandhok
#48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 - Nissan: Nathanael Berthon, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Karun Chandhok

Photo by: James Holland

LMP2 cars everywhere!

#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre, Sébastien Buemi comes back with heavy damage
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre, Sébastien Buemi comes back with heavy damage

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Check out the car that ended up finishing third. That's why you never EVER give up at Le Mans.

#97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8: Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke, Bruno Senna
#97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8: Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke, Bruno Senna

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

A cool shot from the back as an Aston Martin and Corvette kick up some dirt as they fight it out at Le Mans.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Sunset at Le Mans...it doesn't get much cooler than that.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Here's another amazing sunset shot.

#27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin
#27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

LMP2 and GT cars battling as the sun sets around them.

Trailing lights at Ford Chicane
Trailing lights at Ford Chicane

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Le Mans at night. Just spectacular.

#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

This car drove off into the night hours with a massive advantage, but alas, it would never see sunrise the following morning.

Ferris wheel at the Ford chicane
Ferris wheel at the Ford chicane

Photo by: James Holland

Whoa.

Porsche pit crew are prepared
Porsche pit crew are prepared

Photo by: James Holland

He's got his game face on.

Pit stop for #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
Pit stop for #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The #2 Audi hits the pit lane in the middle of the night, and in the background, you can see the garage of the #3 sister Audi dark all closed up.

Pit stop for #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin
Pit stop for #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Another night stop!

Pit stop for #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin
Pit stop for #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan: Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo, Anton Ladygin

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

I'm getting dizzy.

#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
#2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: James Holland

The sun really did shine upon this Audi Sunday morning.

#12 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One - Toyota: Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld, Mathias Beche
#12 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One - Toyota: Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld, Mathias Beche

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Another great sunrise pic.

#74 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7: Oliver Gavin, Tom Milner, Richard Westbrook
#74 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7: Oliver Gavin, Tom Milner, Richard Westbrook

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The beaten up and dirt-covered #74 Corvette survived the brutal night hours, but would encounter some major issues on Sunday that would put them out of contention for the GTE Pro victory.

Mark Webber sitting in the car while it is inspected in the garage late in the race
Mark Webber sitting in the car while it is inspected in the garage late in the race

Photo by: James Holland

Mark Webber prepares to fight it out with the rival Audis late in the going...

Porsche Team  members work on the #20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid
Porsche Team members work on the #20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

...or maybe not. Le Mans is a cruel mistress.

Corner workers celebrate with the drivers
Corner workers celebrate with the drivers

Photo by: James Holland

You know the end of the race is near when you see this.

Corner workers celebrate with the drivers
Corner workers celebrate with the drivers

Photo by: James Holland

The #2 Audi prepares to claim Le Mans glory.

Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate
Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Victory.

Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Ralf Jüttner
Overall race winners Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler celebrate with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Ralf Jüttner

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The #2 Audi team rejoices with Dr. Ullrich after their Le Mans triumph.

LMP1-H podium: class and overall winners Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
LMP1-H podium: class and overall winners Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

What an incredible feeling that must be...

Fans left this sign in pit lane following the 24 Hours of Le Mans podium on Sunday
Fans left this sign in pit lane following the 24 Hours of Le Mans podium on Sunday

Photo by: James Holland

Imagine Seb and Mark as teammates for Le Mans? That would be an interesting pairing...

LMP1-H podium: Tom Kristensen sprays champagne
LMP1-H podium: Tom Kristensen sprays champagne

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Let the champagne fly! Fun fact: did you know that the worldwide tradition of spraying champagne was started by Dan Gurney after the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans? Oh, you did? I'll shut up then.

LMP1-H podium: Andre Lotterer goes crazy with the champagne
LMP1-H podium: Andre Lotterer goes crazy with the champagne

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Andre Lotterer likes champagne...like a lot.

LMP1-H podium: Andre Lotterer goes crazy with the champagne
LMP1-H podium: Andre Lotterer goes crazy with the champagne

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

For the love of God Andre, calm yourself.

LMGTE Am podium: selfie for class winners Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson, Nicki Thiim
LMGTE Am podium: selfie for class winners Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson, Nicki Thiim

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

For Allan. Way to go #95.

These were just a few of the 3,016 photos Motorsport.com captured at Le Mans this year. To see the rest of our extensive gallery, click HERE.

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Series LEMANS
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Article type Special feature
Tags aston martin, audi, corvette, ferrari, gt, gte, le mans, lmp1, lmp2, nick degroot, porsche