The September date, condensed schedule and no fans in attendance means the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours will be long-remembered as an event out of the ordinary.
"You feel it the whole week because normally the week starts on Sunday or Monday with the scrutineering and now our arrival day was Tuesday or Wednesday without having any feeling of really being in the biggest race of the year," said Porsche's Kevin Estre. "And today, [Friday] is the biggest loss with the parade. It's a bit sad, everybody is happy to be here, to race here, but the atmosphere is missing."
But when the clock hits 2:30pm local time and the green flag is waved by basketball ace Tony Parker, all thoughts will be on the action itself.