Michael Fassbender Is Making His 24 Hours Of Le Mans Debut This Year

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Years of training, preparation, and track experience have led to this very moment for actor-cum-racer Michael Fassbender, who is finally set to make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut alongside Aussie talent Matt Campbell as well as another yet-to-be-announced driver.

Fassbender’s professional motorsport journey kicked off in 2017. After recording a few half-decent laps in the Ferrari Challenge North America, the celebrated thespian famously began working his way up the Porsche Pyramid circa 2019. Since then, the YouTube series Michael Fassbender: Road To Le Mans – which you can watch all three seasons of below – has been tracking his progress in stunning 4K resolution.

This entire endeavour hasn’t just been a dilettante’s fancy, either. First came the Porsche Super Sports Cup in Germany. Fassbender competed in a total of 10 races throughout a season behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, eventually claiming five Top 10 finishes; the best results of 8th experienced at Hockenheim and Spa-Francorchamps.

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Like the rest of the world, however, 2020 disrupted the motorsports scene. Despite this, Michael Fassbender would still manage to try his hand out in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as a guest driver in Barcelona (ending with a DNC), before entering the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race at the Circuit de la Sarthe (supporting the main 24 Hours of Le Mans event).

“That year also saw him move into the European Le Mans Series with Proton Competition, competing at Paul Ricard (seventh place), Spa-Francorchamps (fourth place), Monza (fifth place), and Algarve (fourth place),” summarises Vince Pettit of The Checkered Flag.

“For 2021 the actor returned to the Proton Competition team in the ELMS for six races, the final race of the season saw him climb onto the podium for the first time in his Porsche career, as the team took second place in Portimao. There was also another Porsche Supercup guest appearance, Hours of Le Mans test with the Proton team.”

Now, with his forthcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, Michael Fassbender is about to follow in the same tradition of Paul Newman and Patrick Dempsey; piloting the #93 Porsche 911 RSR-19 for the Proton Competition team to go head-to-head with the likes of three-time Formula 1 race winner Giancarlo Fisichella.

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“The history of this race makes it magnetic. When you think about how it all started, the drivers who’ve done it, the constructors who go to do battle, it is an extraordinary legacy.”

“Le Mans features some of the greatest drivers who have ever lived. Taking part in a 24-hour race shows the importance of teamwork. All of the mechanics, engineers and drivers who work in conjunction with each other make this race truly unique,” Michael Fassbender explains in an interview with the European Le Mans Series. 

“If I’m honest, I would say it was intimidating. When I got to the track for the first time, I was affected by the venue. The feeling was underscored by the history of the race and driving on roads open to traffic the rest of the year.”



“When you participate in race week, it is the only time of year you can drive on portions of the circuit and I wasn’t aware of that. Naturally, I’ve always been drawn to Le Mans and have always been a motorsport fan, but to be there and actually race is very addictive. I can’t really describe it, but as soon as I’d done my session, I wanted to hit the track again.”

Witness the professional motorsports journey of Michael Fassbender yourself below ahead of his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut.

Michael Fassbender – Road To Le Mans (Three Seasons, All Episodes)

Season 1

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6



Season 2

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8



Season 3

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8



Episode 9