1989 24 Hours of Le Mans

 

The 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 57th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 10 and 11 June 1989.

This was the last time the 24 Hours of Le Mans ran without the two chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight which were installed for the following year in the interest of safety. In the 1988 & 1989 races speeds approaching 250 mph (402 km/h) had been achieved on the Mulsanne Straight and many of the drivers were concerned their cars would not stay on the ground over the uneven surface.

There were no serious accidents this year.

Having run his cars at Le Mans for a decade, Peter Sauber was aided by Mercedes in winning the 1989 race. His "Silver Arrows" Sauber C9s finished 1st, 2nd and 5th, with Porsches and Jaguars finishing behind.

For most of the races up to the early 1980s, where I do not have pictures of a model of the car as raced, I have shown examples of the car where possible. For the remaining years I will only show the cars where photos of the correct car are available.

Pos

Car

No

Team Drivers Chassis/Engine

Laps

1 Sauber C9 63  Team Sauber Mercedes  Jochen Mass
 Manuel Reuter
 Stanley Dickens
Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
389
2 Sauber C9 61  Team Sauber Mercedes  Mauro Baldi
 Kenny Acheson
 Gianfranco Brancatelli
Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
384
3   9  Joest Racing
 
 Hans-Joachim Stuck
 Bob Wollek
Porsche 962C
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
382
4   1  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Jan Lammers
 Patrick Tambay
 Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Jaguar XJR-9LM

Jaguar 7.0L V12
380
5 Sauber C9 62  Team Sauber Mercedes  Jean-Louis Schlesser
 Jean-Pierre Jabouille
 Alain Cudini
Sauber C9

Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
378
6   8  Joest Racing  Henri Pescarolo
 Claude Ballot-Léna
 Jean-Louis Ricci
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
371
7   201  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  David Kennedy
 Pierre Dieudonné
 Chris Hodgetts
Mazda 767B

Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
368
8   4  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 Alain Ferté
 Michel Ferté
 Eliseo Salazar
Jaguar XJR-9LM

Jaguar 7.0L V12
368
9   202  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  Takashi Yorino
 Hervé Regout
 Elliot Forbes-Robinson
Mazda 767B

Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
365
10   16  Brun Motorsport  Harald Huysman
 Uwe Schäfer
 Dominique Lacaud
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
351
11 Aston Martin AMR1 18  Aston Martin
 Ecurie Ecosse
 Brian Redman
 Michael Roe
 Costas Los
Aston Martin AMR1

Aston Martin (Callaway) RDP87 6.0L V8
340
12   203  Mazdaspeed Co. Ltd.  Yojiro Terada
 Marc Duez
 Volker Weidler
Mazda 767

Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
339
13   55  Team Schuppan  Vern Schuppan
 Eje Elgh
 Gary Brabham
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
321
14   113  Courage Compétition  Jean-Claude Andruet
 Philippe Farjon
 Shunji Kasuya
Cougar C20B

Porsche Type-935 2.8L Turbo Flat-6
312
15   20  Team Davey  Tim Lee-Davey
 Tom Dodd-Noble
 Katsunori Iketani
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
308
16   171  Team Mako  Robbie Stirling
 Ross Hyett
 Don Shead
Spice SE88C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
307
17   108  Roy Baker Racing
 GP Motorsport
 Dudley Wood
 Evan Clements
 Philippe de Henning
Spice SE87C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
303
18   126  France Prototeam  Jean Messaoudi
 Pierre-François Rousselot
 Thierry Lecerf
Argo JM19C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
297
19   104  Graff Racing  Jean-Philippe Grand
 Remy Pochauvin
 Jean-Luc Roy
Spice SE89C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
291
20
DNF
  14  Richard Lloyd Racing  Derek Bell
 James Weaver
 Tiff Needell
Porsche 962C GTi

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
339
21
DNF
  10  Porsche Kremer Racing  Kunimitsu Takahashi
 Bruno Giacomelli
 Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
303
22
DNF
  25  Nissan Motorsport  Geoff Brabham
 Chip Robinson
 Arie Luyendyk
Nissan R89C

Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
250
23
DNF
  101  Chamberlain Engineering  Fermín Velez
 Nick Adams
 Luigi Taverna
Spice SE88C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
244
24
DNF
  17  Repsol Brun Motorsport  Oscar Larrauri
 Walter Brun
 Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
242
25
DNF
  21  Spice Engineering  Ray Bellm
 Gordon Spice
 Lyn St. James
Spice SE89C

Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
229
26
DNF
Prosche 962c 15  Richard Lloyd Racing  Steven Andskär
 David Hobbs
 Damon Hill
Porsche 962C GTi

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
228
27
DNF
  32  Team LeMans Co.
 Courage Compétition
 Takao Wada
 Akio Morimoto
 Anders Olofsson
March 88S

Nissan VG30 3.0L Turbo V6
221
28
DNF
  2  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racing
 John Nielsen
 Andy Wallace
 Price Cobb
Jaguar XJR-9LM

Jaguar 7.0L V12
215
29
DNF
  106  Porto Kaleo Team  Robin Smith
 Vito Veninta
 Stefano Sebastiani
Tiga GC288

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
194
30
DNF
  34  Equipe Alméras Frères  Jacques Alméras
 Jean-Marie Alméras
 Alain Ianetta
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
188
31
DNF
  12  Courage Compétition  Patrick Gonin
 Bernard de Dryver
 Bernard Santal
Cougar C22LM

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
168
32
DNF
  23  Nissan Motorsports  Masahiro Hasemi
 Kazuyoshi Hoshino
 Toshio Suzuki
Nissan R89C

Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
167
33
DNF
Aston Martin AMR1 19  Aston Martin
 Ecurie Ecosse
 David Leslie
 Ray Mallock
 David Sears
Aston Martin AMR1

Aston Martin (Callaway) RDP87 6.0L V8
153
34
DNF
  22  Spice Engineering  Thorkild Thyrring
 Wayne Taylor
 Tim Harvey
Spice SE89C

Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
150
35
DNF
  103  France Prototeam  Bernard Thuner
 Pierre de Thoisy
 Raymond Touroul
Spice SE88C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
133
36
DNF
  107  Tiga Race Team  Max Cohen-Olivar
 John Sheldon
 Robin Donovan
Tiga GC289

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
126
37
DNF
  7  Joest Racing  Frank Jelinski
 Pierre-Henri Raphanel
 Louis Krages
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
124
38
DNF
  52  WM Secateva  Pascal Pessiot
 Jean-Daniel Raulet
 Philippe Gache
WM P489

Peugeot ZNS4 3.0L Turbo V6
110
39
DNF
  13  Courage Compétition  Pascal Fabre
 Jean-Louis Bousquet
 Jiro Yoneyama
Cougar C22LM

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
110
40
DNF
  102  Chamberlain Engineering  John Hotchkis Sr.
 John Hotchkis Jr.
 Richard Jones
Spice SE86C

Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
86
41
DNF
  3  Silk Cut Jaguar
 Tom Walkinshaw Racin
 Davy Jones
 Derek Daly
 Jeff Kline
Jaguar XJR-9LM

Jaguar 7.0L V12
85
42
DNF
  27  Repsol Brun Motorsport  Rudi Seher
 Franz Konrad
 Andres Vilariño
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
81
43
DNF
  5  Brun Motorsport
 From-A Racing
 Harald Grohs
 Akihiko Nakaya
 Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
78
44
DNF
  177  Automobiles Louis Descartes (ALD)  Alain Serpaggi
 Yves Hervalet
 Louis Descartes
ALD C289

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
75
45
DNF
  33  Team Schuppan  Will Hoy
 Jean Alesi
 Dominic Dobson
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
69
46
DNF
  72  Obermaier Racing
 Primagaz Competition
 Jürgen Lässig
 Pierre Yver
 Paul Belmondo
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
61
47
DNF
  37  Toyota Team Tom's  Geoff Lees
 Johnny Dumfries
 John Watson
Toyota 89C-V

Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
58
48
DNF
  151  Pierre-Alain Lombardi  Pierre-Alain Lombardi
 Bruno Sotty
 Fabio Magnini
Spice SE86C

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
58
49
DNF
  6  Brun Motorsport
 Alpha Racing Team
 Maurizio Sandro Sala
 Walter Lechner
 Roland Ratzenberger
Porsche 962C

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
58
50
DNF
Toyota 89 C-V 36  Toyota Team Tom's  Hitoshi Ogawa
 Paolo Barilla
 Ross Cheever
Toyota 89C-V

Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
45
51
DNF
  11  Porsche Kremer Racing  Hideki Okada
 George Fouché
 Masanori Sekiya
Porsche 962CK6

Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
42
52
DNF
  105  Porto Kaleo Team
 Noël del Bello
 Jean-Claude Justice
 Noël del Bello
 Jean-Claude Ferrarin
Tiga GC289

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
36
53
DNF
  38  Toyota Team Tom's  Kaoru Hoshino
 Didier Artzet
 Keiichi Suzuki
Toyota 88C

Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1L Turbo I4
20
54
DNF
  175  ADA Engineering  Ian Harrower
 Laurence Bristow
 Colin Pool
ADA 02B

Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
14
55
DNF
  24  Nissan Motorsports  Julian Bailey
 Mark Blundell
 Martin Donnelly
Nissan R89C

Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
5
DNS   51  WM Secateva  Roger Dorchy
 Michel Maisonneuve
 Philippe Gache
WM P489

Peugeot ZNS4 3.0L Turbo V6
0
DNQ   26  Mussato Action Car  Almo Coppelli
 Franco Scapini
 Ernst Franzmaier
Lancia LC2

Ferrari 308C 3.0L Turbo V8
0
DNQ   176  Automobiles Louis Descartes  Thierry Serfaty
 Sylvain Boulay
 William Batmalle
ALD 04

BMW M80 3.5L I6
0
DNQ   178  Didier Bonnet  Didier Bonnet
 Gérard Tremblay
 Gérard Cuynet
ALD 05

BMW M80 3.5L I6
0
DNQ   179  Didier Bonnet  Jean-Luc Colin
 François Cardon
 Yves Bey-Rozet
ALD 06

BMW M80 3.5L I6
0

 


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