The 24 Hours of Le Mans is more than ‘just a race’. Not only do the drivers and teams have to beat their rivals, but they must also overcome the emotional and physical challenge posed by a 24-hour race.
Audi has chronicled this quite spectacularly in its films Truth in 24 and Truth in 24 II, which were released in review of the 2008 and 2011 races respectively.
However, for the 2015 race, the German marque has produced something quite different. It has managed to boil 24 hours down into 1,158 pictures that tell the full story of its 24 hours.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it would seem right for Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — to spend some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.