A film chronicling the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours race has been released on social platforms by the organisers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Of all the motorsport events, few are more represented in mainstream media than the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours race. Not only has it been a plot point in big movies like ‘Ford vs Ferrari’, but also lesser-known ones like ‘Le Mans’, which starred Steve McQueen.
And with the official movie for the Le Mans 24 Hours 2019 releasing, this streak of constant representation is increasing in its longevity, as the race promoters’ of the big-ticket event seek to entertain fans who are bored in this unprecedented time.
The 78 minutes documentary/film covers the 24-hour race in detail, from Rebellion’s diveplane issue at the start, to Jean Eric-Vergne’s overtake for the lead of the LMP2 class, and Toyota’s celebration at the very, very end of the full-day race in 2019.
Aside from just race footage and narration, however, the documentary style sees scenes of sit-down interviews with participants – whether the drivers or officials – and organisers of the race, and behind-the-scenes footage from inside the garages of various teams.
The Le Mans 24 Hours film is available on DVD for fans to buy but with COVID-19 pandemic hurting many, the organisers decided to release it on their social platforms like Youtube and Facebook, where fans worldwide can watch it in English and French.
The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours saw the #8 Toyota take the overall victory in the LMP1 class, while #36 Signatech Alpine won the LMP2 category, #51 AF Corse Ferrari in LMGTE Pro and #56 Team Project 1 Porsche in LMGTE Am.
Here’s the English version, directed by Chistophe Hanque and Julien Coibion and produced by ACO TV:
If anyone wants to buy the DVD, it is available here: https://boutique.lemans.org/fr/noel/1503-film-officiel-24h-2019.html
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The story was edited by Darshan Chokhani