Weekend Docco: Le Mans Memories by McLaren
McLaren’s ‘Le Mans Memories’ takes us back to the birth of the McLaren F1 GTR to follow its development and journey to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
We return to the story of the McLaren F1 GTR with this great series from McLaren. The series is from back in 2015, and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the car’s 1995 victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It follows the car from the germination of the idea to take a McLaren F1 racing, through to its historic 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans victory.
It kicks off sitting down with Ray Bellm to talk about the birth of the idea, before chatting with Jeff Hazell, Barry Lett and Phil Harding about the build-up to Le Mans, going behind the scenes during the 1995 race with Paul Lanzante, remembering the victory with Gordon Murray and Ron Dennis and finally making it to Circuit de la Sarthe for the anniversary in 2015.
It’s a great series, featuring plenty of period footage and stills, as well as interesting insights from the people who were not only instrumental in developing the sports car icon, but are icons of the sport themselves. Take a break over the weekend, and enjoy.