Behind the big-name films and original dramas, Amazon Prime Video also has a decent range of documentaries. And that includes going behind the scenes of popular sports, such as American Football. Now a new Amazon series follows Le Mans racers and teams as they gear up for one of the toughest challenges in motorsport. In Le Mans: Racing is Everything we’ll watch drivers compete for 24 hours at speeds of more than 200mph.
Endurance racing doesn’t have quite as much publicity throughout the year as Formula 1. But it’s packed with interesting technology, including electric and hybrid power. And it’s as much of a battle to survive the race as it is to win it.
But the prestige associated with winning at Le Mans has been worth it for manufacturers. Since the 1950s, it’s become a testament to both speed and reliability. Which is why the series looks at teams including Porsche, Audi, Toyota and Aston Martin.
And it also has a special appeal for drivers, including ex Formula 1 star Mark Webber. The field also includes Gran Turismo GT Academy graduate Jann Mardenborough, plus three-time winner Andre Lotterer and Nico Prost, son of former F1 world champion Alain Prost.
Le Mans:Racing is Everything is directed by James Erskine. And it’s produced by Victoria Gregory, who also produced the Senna documentary film. Their production company, New Black Films, has also released previous sports documentaaries directed by Erskine, including football doc One Night in Turin.
It’s obviously going to appeal to motorsport fans. But anyone with an interest in technology or personal achievement will probably find something in it. Le Mans: Racing is Everything will become available on June 9th, 2017. That’s around 8 days before the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour race begins. It’s available via Amazon Prime video, which is £5.99 per month, but currently offers a 30-day free trial, and is also free to Amazon Prime members.
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