roost89 wrote:Something they kept repeating was that to be classified you had to finish the last lap. Which got me thinking, if you covered say 400 laps but only lasted 20hrs yet the car in 2nd had 399 and crossed the line, would that mean the 400 lap car doesn't win?
I thought races by time were you went as far in a set period and the person that got the furthest in that time period won.
In that highly unlikely scenario, I believe the 399-lap car would indeed win. The requirements for classification at Le Mans are that you must be running at the 24-hour mark, and you must complete 70% (or 75%; I can't remember exactly) of the laps of the leading car.