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Red Bull’s Animated guide to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Submitted by on July 1, 2015

24 Hours of Le Mans History

For just shy of a century, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been thrilling motorsport fans and forging motorsport legends. So, give it another 240 seconds and let Mark Webber guide you through its history!

From the original Bentley Boys to Ford and Ferrari’s legendary tiff, Porsche’s dominance in the ’70s and ’80s and Audi’s more recent run, the great race has never lacked for great stories.

It’s been consistently good, too. Its incredibly grueling nature, and the majestic highs and crushing lows that go along with that, give it a compelling unpredictability. Then there’s the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe circuit, and the out-there aesthetics of the sportscars and prototypes that hurtle around it. It’s a festival of motorsport competition, and it captures the imagination and kicks the coals of the inner motor racing fire.

Take a few minutes to get to know that history in this excellent short film by Red Bull. It’s animated in their signature style, and narrated by our hometown hero – Mark Webber. A lighthearted look at the great 24 Hours of Le Mans.

MORE: Video: The last lap of the 1991 24 hours of Le Mans

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