The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a motor race like no other. Taking place in France each year, it is an endurance test for drivers and cars that literally takes 24 hours to complete. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to the Côte D’Azur, shot in breathtaking 4K and with unprecedented access to six of the teams competing for glory, Le Mans: Racing is Everything is motorsport as you’ve never seen it before.
In the final weeks before the race, Porsche, Audi and Nissan prepare to scale the Mount Everest of Motorsport. Historic Le Mans royalty, Porsche, hang their hopes on F1 veteran, Mark Webber, who’s nearly died on the course twice.
Over 250,000 fans from across the globe descend on Le Mans to make the race one of the highest attended single-day sporting events in the world. Nissan boldly trash talks the competition while Audi and Porsche battle for pole position in qualifying. With 24 hours until the 24 Hours, Audi heartthrob André Lotterer soaks up the adoration of fans at the Drivers Parade.
Porsche and Audi begin their brutal 24-hour dogfight for the lead while Jann Mardenborough’s Nissan #23 crew desperately try to get his car out of the garage. After a second place finish two years prior, Toyota’s Sébastien Buemi is after a win to make his grandfather proud.
Darkness blankets one of the world’s most treacherous car races – an event that’s claimed over a hundred lives – including that of Allan Simonsen, teammate of Aston Martin’s Darren Turner. As Turner battles to keep his concentration in the dark, the fact that he’s left behind his newborn baby to race the perilous track doesn’t escape him.
Mark Webber sits in the pits serving his co-driver’s penalty. For an F1 champ used to working alone, it’s a harsh test of team spirit – can Webber forgive his teammate for a blunder that could cost him the race? Porsche turns their hopes to their #19 car, driven by Le Mans rookies Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy and Nico Hülkenberg.
After the back of his car implodes, André Lotterer throws caution to the wind to claw back the time, putting in the quickest laps of the race. But even Lotterer knows he’s pushing his luck – brake a meter too late here and you’re done. Ahead of Lotterer, it’s brother against brother as F1 legend Mark Webber and rookie Earl Bamber’s Porsches go head-to-head.