How to watch Le Mans 2017: How to live stream this year’s race online or on TV
Le Mans is one of the most arduous races in motorsport as a whole, and this year’s challenge promises to be a cracker. Now, i’ll admit, Audi has left the LMP1 class – but there’s still a titanic battle occurring between the Porsche and Toyota hybrids this year. What’s more, there’s close battles in every class, so Le Mans 2017 should be just as action-packed as usual.
As I write this, Toyota have a decent lead, but there’s still way more than can happen in the next 17 hours or so. So far, Toyota still looked to be the favourites. Toyota driver – and ex-Formula 1 star –
As I write this, Toyota have a decent lead, but there’s still way more than can happen in the next 17 hours or so. So far, Toyota still looked to be the favourites. Toyota driver – and ex-Formula 1 star –Kamui Kobayashi smashed the lap record at the Circuit de la Sarthe on Friday, and so far it seems as though Toyota has the pace to win.
How to watch Le Mans 2017
1. Stream it live with Eurosport Player
Eurosport is offering a live-streaming service this year, and it costs just £5.99 to watch the whole race. What’s more, the flat rate comes with features such as 360-degree coverage, instant replay and rewatching ability with on-demand videos. If you’ve got Sky or Virgin, you can forget the pass, and simply watch on Sky channels 410 and 411 or Virgin channels 521 and 522. This stream officially starts tomorrow morning at 8am, and ends on Sunday at 11pm.
2. Watch it live on Quest for free
That word “free” is enough to spark some excitement, but it is a limited offer. Quest will be showing the race on Sky 144, Freeview 37 and Virgin 172 – but there’s a catch. It will only be showing 4.5 hours of it in total. That basically means you’ll be able to watch it on Saturday 1.30-3pm, and 8-9pm. On Sunday, Quest will broadcast the morning round-up at 10-11am, and the finish at 1.30-2.30pm – perfect for the casual fan. You’ll also be to watch highlights of the race on Quest on Monday at 7pm.
If you’d like a more in-depth look into the stories and atmosphere that surrounds Le Mans every year, check out this series on Amazon Prime that follows six teams fighting to win. Released last week, it has five episodes, each about 25 minutes long – and all shot in 4K.
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