The 24 Hours of Le Mans is officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race was originally set to be held June 13-14. A statement from the FIA confirms the news, just days after the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) race organizers said an announcement would be made on April 15 this year. That was a quick turnaround. The FIA cites the coronavirus and the current restrictions in France and around the world for the decision to delay.
There is a new date already, though. Instead of running in June, the race will take place September 19-20. This news isn’t a huge surprise, as racing series all across the world have canceled and postponed events as a result of the coronavirus. NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E and more have all been affected.
Pierre Fillon, president