The ultimate endurance test in auto racing is right around the corner in France. The 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for June 11 and June 12. This is the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will occur at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 6, 2022
TheSportsGeek is waiting on the 24 Hour Le Man odds, but as soon as they are on the board online, we will update them on this page. Generally, in my experience, the 24 Hours of Le Mans odds aren’t posted until after qualifying at most online sportsbooks.
If you only like Formula 1 racing based on its 2-hour race limit, you’re probably not going to like a 24-hour race. However, it isn’t an event that you’ll spend 24 hours watching.
You don’t watch your stock or crypto tickers for 24 hours. It’s an enjoyable experience if you’ve researched the grid and cars.
Le Mans under the lights💡- C'est Magnifique👌
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 8, 2022
You can’t be an auto racing fan and not appreciate the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The track at Circuit de la Sarthe has a length of 13.626 km. It’s a monster with 38 Turns on the course. The fastest lap record was broken in 2017 during qualifying by Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi with a time of 3:14.791.
Conway is on a team with Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez once again this year. He was not on the 2019 winning team for Toyota alongside Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima.
24 Hours of Le Mans Winners
Toyota has been on a tear with their race team in the Le Mans. Toyota Gazoo Racing has this race down well and compiling the best roster for their two teams in the Hypercar class.
Their win in 2018 ended a three-year run for Porsche. F1’s Fernando Alonso was part of Toyota’s 2018 and 2019 winning teams.
Between Audi North America and Joest, Audi won eight of nine races from 2006 to 2014. Toyota could very easily duplicate that success in the modern era.
|2021||Conway, Kobayashi, Lopez (Toyota Gazoo)||Toyota GR010 Hybrid|
|2020||Buemi, Hartley, Nakajima (Toyota Gazoo)||Toyota TS050 Hybrid|
|2019||Alonso, Buemi, Nakajima (Toyota Gazoo)||Toyota TS050 Hybrid|
|2018||Alonso, Buemi, Nakajima (Toyota Gazoo)||Toyota TS050 Hybrid|
|2017||Bamber, Bernhard, Hartley (Porsche LMP)||Porsch 919 Hybrid|
|2016||Dumas, Jani, Lieb (Porsche Team)||Porsche 919 Hybrid|
|2015||Bamber, Hulkenberg, Tandy (Porsche Team)||Porsche 919 Hybrid|
|2014||Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer (Audi Team Joest)||Audi R18 e-tron quattro|
|2013||Duval, Kristensen, McNish (Audi Team Joest||Audi R18 e-tron quattro|
|2012||Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer (Audi Team Joest)||Audi R18 e-tron quattro|
|2011||Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer (Audi Team Joest)||Audi R18 TDI|
|2010||Bernhard, Dumas, Rockenfeller (Audi North America)||Audi R15 TDI Plus|
|2009||Brabham, Gene, Wurz (Peugeot Sport)||Peugeot 908 HDi FAP|
|2008||Capello, Kristensen, McNish (Audi North America)||Audi R10 TDI|
24 Hour Le Mans Betting Odds (Hypercar)
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|+125||Toyota Gazoo #7||Conway, Kobayashi, Lopez|
|+140||Toyota Gazoo #8||Buemi, Hartley, Hirakawa|
|+750||Alpine||Negrao, Vaxiviere, Lapierre|
|+900||Glickenhaus #708||Pla, Dumas, Deraini|
|+1400||Glickenhaus #709||Briscoe, Westbrook, Mallieux|
Keep your eyes peeled on the top 24 Hour Le Mans betting sites as qualifying and practice sessions continue. I’ve used these online sportsbooks for 24 Hours of Le Mans odds in the past, and they’ve been the most reliable.
My best suggestion is to look for the odds when qualifying and the Hyperpole are completed, and the grid is set. This likely doesn’t change anything for Toyota.
They are expected to do well in qualifying, practice, and the race. Conway, Kobayashi, and Lopez were too good last year and should be the favorites to win in 2022.
24 Hour Le Mans Predictions
Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez (Toyota Gazoo Racing #7)
Toyota Gazoo won three straight 24 Hours of Le Mans with Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi in the seat. From Nakajima to Kobayashi, Toyota feels really confident that his countryman can carry the torch for multiple Le Mans wins.
He was fast in qualifying practice and helped Toyota edge out American Glickenhaus Racing. If there’s another winning team than Toyota, it’s likely Glickenhaus. Alpine might feel confident in their paddock, but when the race starts, this will be tough.
Kobayashi had a timesheet of 3:27.247 in the qualifying practice. He looks well-prepared for the Hyperpole. The good news for Glickenhaus is that they had two fast drivers and were nipping at Kobayashi.
Romain Dumas was only 0.108 seconds slower than Kobayashi, while another Glickenhaus driver rounded out the top-3. Alpine, who is hoping they can keep pace in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finished 4th on the timesheet in the qualifying practice.
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— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC (@TGR_WEC) May 31, 2022
This is an endurance race and not a test of speed. However, Toyota Gazoo is better at both this year. They are determined to create a Le Mans dynasty as Audi did from 2006 to 2014, and I can’t argue against this possibility.
Their streetcars are known for reliability, and we are likely going to see the same from the Conway, Kobayashi, and Lopez Toyota Gazoo team in France. The 24 Hour Le Mans driver change will happen between these three confident drivers for Toyota’s most dangerous team in France.
They won the 6-hour FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain, with Toyota finishing 1-2 in that event. Hirakawa likely leads Toyota #8 behind Kobayashi and company. Expect a Toyota win in the most coveted event in endurance racing.