Le Mans, 24 hours of racing: Documentary Film Airs Before the 2017 Race
Friday June 9, 2017 marks the premiere of a new documentary series Le Mans: Racing is Everything on Amazon Prime Video. In six episodes, each lasting approximately 30 minutes, the director James Erskine provides a behind the scenes look at the Le Mans endurance race. The release gives viewers plenty of time to binge watch the full series before the 2017 race is held June 17-18, 2017
This year marks the 85th Le Mans with a track that covers over 8 miles. During the 24 continuous hours that race is run, the cars typically will cover over 3300 miles with top speeds of over 200 mph on the road course. 24 Hours of Le Mans, being an endurance race, has always focused on teamwork and vehicle reliability.
Le Mans is the third race of eight that makes up the FIA World Endurance Championship. The six episodes provide some background on the history of this historic race along with scenes from the 2015 competition. The filmmakers were offered access to six teams – Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin and Rebellion.
Audi is the top dog of the manufacturers and is seeking another win with André Lotterer. Nissan was offering up a new untested model for the track. Porsche was anxious to get a win in this prestigious European race. So, no spoiler alert here, you’ll have to watch the six episodes to determine who the winner was.
Amazon is releasing this documentary across the globe, but unfortunately, only Amazon Prime accounts can get the opportunity to see it. If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, here is another reason to get it or go visit your brother-in-law.