In a previous post, I suggested that "be a long time looking at this post if I had video for the full 24 hours!". Well I was wrong to a certain extent - I found that someone has actually posted videos in parts for all 24 hours of the race. Search was 'le man 2009 first hour part 1', after browsing youtube a couple of days ago.
It starts here:
Don't try and view it all at once!