Follow Michael Fassbender’s journey to Le Mans in this new documentary
Known for incredible roles in film such as Steve Jobs or as Magneto in the X-Men franchise, Michael Fassbender is arguably one of Hollywood’s biggest actors.
Aside from his love of pretending to be someone he’s not, Fassbender has made no effort to hide his love of cars and driving fast. He first dove into his passion for petrol when taking part in Top Gear’s Star In A Reasonably Priced Car segment nearly seven years ago, setting the second fastest time ever in the Kia Cee’d.
Since then, his love of cars has given him many opportunities, like competing in the Ferrari Challenge series and attending several F1 Grand Prix.
Thanks to Porsche, the world-famous actor has embarked on another motorsport-based journey with the final goal of competing at Le Mans. The entire process is being filmed by the German motoring giant which is creating a YouTube series following Fassbender in the highs and lows of racing.
The first episode of the series is set to be launched on October 11th with episodes coming out every week from then on. The number of episodes for this first season, hopefully of many, is still unknown. However, as it follows his participation in the 2019 Porsche Super Sports Cup Germany, it might be fair to assume a six-episode series giving that’s the number of races he entered this year.
From the trailer, we can see that Fassbender goes through a lot of challenges in his first year driving for Porsche. That reflects his results after he managed to only score 4.5 points over the six race season. That just makes me want to watch the show even more as it is sure to show his progression over time.
Porsche has a long history in helping Hollywood actors achieve their dreams of racing at Le Mans. In fact, 1979 saw Paul Newman win his class in a Porsche 935 while today, Patrick Dempsey is a class winner both as a driver and as a team manager thanks to a Porsche 911 RSR GTE.
Let’s hope Michael Fassbender can follow in the footsteps of these iconic actors and be competitive at the Circuit De La Sarthe.