Datos de esta edición: – Longitud del circuito: 13,626 km – 140.000 espectadores Primer clasificado: – Distancia recorrida: 4.173,930 km – Velocidad media: 173,913 km/h – Margen r/ al segundo: 86,115 km Pole Position – Bob Wollek – #14 Porsche 936 – Essex Porsche en 3min 30s 07 Vuelta rápida – Jacky Ickx – 12 Porsche 936 – Essex Porsche en 3min 36s 01. – Premio de la Eficiencia Energética #26 Chevron B26 – Racing Organisation Course (ROC) Incidencias – #11 Ford M10 no se clasifica por no haber cruzado la línea de meta, al haber quedado bloqueado en la línea de deceleración de boxes.
Poster Le Mans 1979

Poster Le Mans 1979

Clasificación final de la carrera
Pos Cat Escudería [País] Pilotos Chasis Motor Vueltas D.recorrida Vel. media
1 Gr.5 41 Porsche Kremer Racing [DEU] [DEU] Klaus Ludwig [USA] Don Whittington [USA] Bill Whittington Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 307
2 IMSA 70 Dick Barbour Racing [USA] [DEU] Rolf Stommelen [USA] Paul Newman [USA] Dick Barbour Porsche 935/77A Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 299
3 Gr.5 40 Porsche Kremer Racing [DEU] [CHE] Laurent Ferrier [FRA] François Servanin [CHE] François Trisconi Porsche 935/77A Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 292
4 Gr.4 82 Lubrifilm Racing Team [CHE] [CHE] Herbert Müller [CHE] Angelo Pallavicini [CHE] Marco Vanoli Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 291
5 Gr.6 +2.0 5 VSD Canon Jean Rondeau [FRA] [FRA] Jean Ragnotti [FRA] Bernard Darniche Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 287
6 IMSA 76 Hervé Poulain [FRA] [DEU] Manfred Winkelhock [FRA] Marcel Mignot [FRA] Hervé Poulain BMW M1 BMW M88 3.5L I6 Dunlop 284
7 Gr.5 42 Sekurit Racing Autohaus Max Moritz GmbH [DEU] [DEU] Edgar Dören [DEU] Dieter Schornstein [DEU] Götz von Tschirnhaus Porsche 935/77A Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 283
8 IMSA 72 Dick Barbour Racing [USA] [USA] Edwin Abate [USA] Bob Garretson [USA] Skeeter McKitterick Porsche 935/78 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 278
9 IMSA 73 Wynn’s International Dick Barbour Racing [USA] [USA] Robert Kirby [USA] Bob Harmon [USA] John Hotchkis Porsche 935/78 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear 275
10 Gr.6 +2.0 4 Jean Rondeau – ITT Oceanic [FRA] [FRA] Henri Pescarolo [FRA] Jean-Pierre Beltoise Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 274
11 Gr.5 43 Claude Haldi [CHE] [CHE] Claude Haldi [CHE] Herbert Loewe [PAN] Rodrigo Terran Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 270
12 IMSA 61 «Beurlys» [BEL] [GBR] Nick Faure [GBR] Steve O’Rourke [BEL] Bernard de Dryver [BEL] Jean Blaton Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin 269
13 Gr.5 45 Porsche Kremer Racing [DEU] [DEU] Axel Plankenhorn [FRA] Philippe Gurdjian [DEU] «John Winter» Porsche 935 K3 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 268
14 GTP 52 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Daniel Raulet [FRA] Max Mamers [FRA] Serge Saulnier WM P79 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin 267
15 Gr.5 39 ASA Cachia [FRA] [FRA] Jacques Guérin [FRA] «Chanaud» [FRA] Fréderic Alliot Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop 264
16 Gr.4 86 Kores Racing [FRA] [FRA] Georges Bourdillat [FRA] Pascal Ennequin [FRA] Alain-Michel Bernhard Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Michelin 258
17 Gr.6 -2.0 29 Mogil Motors Ltd. [GBR] [GBR] Robin Smith [GBR] Tony Charnell [GBR] Richard Jones Chevron B36 Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0L I4 Goodyear 258
18 Gr.6 -2.0 24 Dorset Racing Associates [GBR] [GBR] Brian Joscelyne [GBR] Tony Birchenhough [GBR] Richard Jenvey [GBR] Nick Mason Lola T297 Ford Cosworth BDX 2.0L I4 Dunlop 253
19 Gr.4 84 Anne-Charlotte Verney [FRA] [FRA] Anne-Charlotte Verney [FRA] Patrick Bardinon [FRA] René Metge Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop-Michelin 242
20 Gr.6 +2.0 15 Fisons Agricole – Simon Phillips [GBR] [GBR] Martin Raymond [GBR] Simon Phillips [GBR] Ray Mallock De Cadenet-Lola T380 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear 241
21 Gr.6 -2.0 20 Lambretta S.A.F.D. [FRA] [FRA] Pierre Yver [MAR] Max Cohen-Olivar [FRA] Michel Elkoubi Lola T298 BMW 2.0L I4 Goodyear 239
22 Gr.6 -2.0 28 Racing Organisation Course [FRA] [FRA] Bernard Verdier [FRA] Albert Dufréne [FRA] Noël del Bello Chevron B36 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear 230
23 NC Gr.6 +2.0 11 Grand Touring Cars Ltd. Ford Concessionaires France [USA] / [FRA] [GBR] Derek Bell [GBR] David Hobbs [AUS] Vern Schuppan Mirage M10 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear
24 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 31 Kores Racing – France Chauffage [FRA] [FRA] Michel Lateste [FRA] Dominique Lacaud [FRA] Christian Heinkélé Lola T297 BMW 2.0L I4 Goodyear
25 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 25 Jean-Marie Lemerle [FRA] [FRA] Alain Levié [FRA] Jean-Pierre Malcher [FRA] Jean-Marie Lemerle Lola T298 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear
26 ABD IMSA 62 JMS Racing / Charles Pozzi [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Claude Andruet [ITA] Spartaco Dini Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin
27 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 14 Essex Motorsport Porsche [DEU] [FRA] Bob Wollek [USA] Hurley Haywood Porsche 936 Porsche 935 2.1L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop
28 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 33 Chevalley Racing Switzerland Racing Organisation Course [CHE] / [FRA] [FRA] Marcel Tarrès [FRA] Alain Dechelette [FRA] Charles Dechelette Chevron B36 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear
29 ABD IMSA 63 JMS Racing / Charles Pozzi [FRA] [FRA] Michel Leclère [FRA] Claude Ballot-Léna [USA] Peter Gregg Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin
30 ABD GTP 55 Merlin Plage Jean Rondeau [FRA] [FRA] Jean Rondeau [FRA] Jacky Haran Rondeau M379 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear
31 ABD Gr.4 87 Christian Bussi [FRA] [FRA] Christian Bussi [FRA] Bernard Salam Porsche 934 Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Michelin
32 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 12 Essex Motorsport Porsche [DEU] [BEL] Jacky Ickx [GBR] Brian Redman [DEU] Jürgen Barth Porsche 936 Porsche 935 2.1L Turbo Flat-6 Dunlop
33 ABD GTP 51 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Roger Dorchy [FRA] Denis Morin WM P79 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin
34 ABD Gr.5 37 Gelo Racing Sportswear Intl. [DEU] [GBR] John Fitzpatrick [DEU] Harald Grohs [FRA] Jean-Louis Lafosse Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear
35 ABD Gr.5 36 Gelo Racing Sportswear Intl. [DEU] [LIE] Manfred Schurti [DEU] Hans Heyer Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear
36 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 23 Pronuptia [FRA] [FRA] Bruno Sotty [FRA] Gérard Cuynet [CHE] Marc Frischknecht Lola T296 Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0L I4 Goodyear
37 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 3 J.C. Racing Ltd. [GBR] [GBR] John Cooper [GBR] Peter Lovett [GBR] John Morrison De Cadenet-Lola T380 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop-Goodyear
38 ABD Gr.5 35 Carlo Pietromarchi [ITA] [ITA] Gianfranco Brancatelli [ITA] Carlo Pietromarchi [ITA] Maurizio Micangeli De Tomaso Pantera Ford 5.8L V8 Goodyear
39 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 10 Grand Touring Cars Ltd. Ford Concessionaires France [USA] / [FRA] [AUS] Vern Schuppan [FRA] Jean-Pierre Jaussaud [GBR] David Hobbs Mirage M10 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear
40 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 26 Racing Organisation Course [FRA] [FRA] Michel Dubois [FRA] Pierre-François Rousselot [FRA] Marc Menant Chevron B36 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear
41 ABD IMSA 68 Interscope Racing [USA] [USA] Ted Field [USA] Milt Minter [USA] John Morton Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear
42 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 22 Georges Morand [FRA] [FRA] Eric Vuagnat [FRA] Daniel Laurent [FRA] Jacques Boillat Lola T296 Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0L I4 Goodyear
43 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 32 BP Racing / Hubert Striebig [FRA] [FRA] Alain Cudini [FRA] Hubert Striebig [FRA] Hughes Kirschoffer TOJ SC206 BMW 2.0L I4 Dunlop
44 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 1 Chevalley Racing Switzerland [CHE] [FRA] Xavier Lapeyre [CHE] André Chevalley [FRA] Patrick Perrier Lola T286 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear
45 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 17 Cheetah Racing Cars [CHE] [CHE] Sandro Plastina [CHE] Philippe Roux [CHE] Mario Luini Cheetah G601 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear
46 ABD GTP 53 WM A.E.R.E.M. [FRA] [FRA] Michel Pignard [FRA] Jacques Coulon [FRA] Serge Saulnier WM P79 Peugeot PRV 2.7L Turbo V6 Michelin
47 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 18 Daniel Brillat [FRA] [FRA] Daniel Brillat [CHE] Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann Cheetah G601 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Michelin
48 ABD Gr.6 -2.0 27 Racing Organisation Course [FRA] [FRA] Marc Sourd [CHE] Florian Vetsch [FRA] Robert Carmillet Chevron B36 ROC-Chrysler 2.0L I4 Goodyear
49 ABD IMSA 71 Dick Barbour Racing [USA] [USA] Bob Akin [USA] Roy Woods [USA] Rob McFarland Porsche 935 Porsche 935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear
50 ABD IMSA 64 North American Racing Team [USA] [FRA] Jean-Pierre Delaunay [FRA] Cyril Grandet [USA] Preston Henn Ferrari 512BB/LM Ferrari 4.9L Flat-12 Michelin
51 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 6 Dome Co. Ltd. [JPN] [GBR] Chris Craft [GBR] Gordon Spice [GBR] Tony Trimmer Dome Zero RL Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop
52 ABD IMSA 74 Jean-Pierre Jarier [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Pierre Jarier [USA]  Randy Townsend [FRA] Raymond Touroul Porsche 935 Porsche 935 2.9L Turbo Flat-6 Goodyear
53 ABD GTP 50 Robin Hamilton [GBR] [GBR] Robin Hamilton [GBR] Mike Salmon [GBR] Dave Preece Aston Martin DBS V8 Aston Martin 5.3L Turbo V8 Dunlop
54 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 7 Dome Co. Ltd. [JPN] [GBR] Bob Evans [GBR] Tony Trimmer Dome Zero RL Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Dunlop
55 ABD Gr.6 +2.0 8 Alain de Cadenet [GBR] [FRA] François Migault [GBR] Alain de Cadenet De Cadenet-Lola T380 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 Goodyear
ABD.=Abandona – ELI=Eliminado – DSQ.=Descalificado – NC.=No clasificado