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Looking Back At The LMP1 Era In Pictures

Every car entered in an LMP1 class - from 2004-2020

With the final race this weekend of the LMP1 class (with the exception of a grandfathered car next season) it seems appropriate to mark the 17 year history of the ACO’s long-standing premier class.

So here’s our offer, every different car that has competed in the LMP1 class in the FIA WEC, ILMC, Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series since the start of 2004.

Not every car below is a pure LMP1, some patently not so, but whether it was an LMP900, LMP675 or GT1 car ‘grandfathered’ in, an oddball grid-filler, part of the massive steps forward by the factory teams in the hybrid era – or the attempts by privateers to stay in the game – they are here – all 71 of them!

With thanks to the DSC photographers who captured this little lot over more than a decade and a half.

The dates shown are the range where the cars mentioned featured in an LMP1 entry – in the early years many of the cars had prior careers in other classes, and there are others later that raced outside an LMP1 class too.

There have been times of feast and famine but at their best the LMP1s were magnificent, Hypercar has a lot to live up to!