24 Hours of Le Mans 2024, the Ferrari Remake

Ferrari sits at the top of the Endurance box office for the second year in a row thanks to an original storyline punctuated by a breathtaking finale. The Italian manufacturer thus offers an eleventh Palme d'Or to its list of achievements.

Published on 18/06/2024 à 10:01

Valentin GLO

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2024, the Ferrari Remake

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It's a movie scene. Of those that we can see in Le Mans 66 (Ford vs Ferrari in VO), the film by James Mangold released in 2019 and recounting the rivalry between the American manufacturer and its Italian counterpart on the Sarthoise classic in the 1960s. Like these moments that we thought were crazy when the drivers stare at each other in vintage racing cars at over 300 km/h. Yet this is what they experienced Kamui Kobayashi and Antonio Fuoco during this 92nd edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the Japanese recounted after the ordeal: “ I passed Antonio at night in Indianapolis while “waving” to him through the window! We looked at each other eye to eye when I passed him! Returning to Indianapolis, at night, at 320 km/h, and greeting Antonio, it was the highlight of my 24 Hours of Le Mans! »

Will this moment one day be adapted for cinema, in a future film celebrating Ferrari's return to the highest level ofEndurance ? Like the oval brand 60 years ago, the Italian manufacturer has taken on the challenge of returning to measure itself against the authoritative competitor of its time. A challenge masterfully met, not u

Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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