Original title: Ford v Ferrari. item 5 Le Mans 66 BD [Blu-ray] [2019] - Le Mans 66 BD [Blu-ray] [2019] £12.48 . And it is that. Baime. Directed by James Mangold, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale in the roles of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, respectively. Alpine, after its poor showing in the previous year, returned with 6 cars. Trailers . But in showing Ford and his minions' constant interference in the dedicated work of Miles and Shelby, this James Mangold film becomes a tale of souls battling the soulless. Amon 22, is the youngest winner in the history of the event. A film based on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari for the dominance at the Le Mans endurance race had long been in works at 20th Century Fox. "[41] Eric Kohn of Indiewire gave the film a "B", saying that "Ford v Ferrari excels at evoking the sheer thrill of the race—'a body moving through space and time', as one character says—and it's compelling enough in those moments to make the case that nothing beats the thrill of competition. Ginther's NART Ferrari was leading from Parkes, chased by the Fords of Miles and Gurney on the same lap, McLaren a lap behind then Bandini and Andretti two laps back. As the damage was being cleared, Scarfiotti crashed his P3 into the Matra and all four cars were wrecked, although only Scarfiotti was taken to hospital, with minor bruising. That achievement was arguably the greatest in the company's history. [17][6] Driven by Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier, they made a big impact winning the Nürburgring round just two weeks earlier. Henry Ford, honorary starter in ’66, waved the flag to open the chapter of the story he had been so desperate to author. The 1966 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours will remain a milestone in the legendary rivalry between the Ford and Ferrari teams. [33][34][20] Miles had to pit after the first lap to fix his door after colliding with Whitmore's Ford at the start. Miles was posthumously inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2001. [19][20], Chevrolet was the other player in the over 2-litre class. Ginther was 5th in the fastest Ferrari with a 3:33.0, with Parkes and Bandini in 7th and 8th respectively. Shelby and Miles test the Ford GT40 Mk I prototype at Los Angeles International Airport, working out all of its design flaws until it is race-ready. The FIA mandated minimum annual production runs of 500 cars for Group 3 (up from 100 previously[5][6]) and 50 for Group 4,[6] which also had a maximum engine capacity of 5000cc. Ford continued its winning streak at Le Mans in 1967, 1968, and 1969. ", subject to the Restrictions in Clause D(5). With the new regulations this year the ACO received a huge 103 entry requests. Two new classes for Sports Cars were Group 4 and Group 5 for 'Special Sports Cars' (Group 1 and 2 covered Touring Cars, Group 7 led to the Can-Am series, with Group 8 and 9 for single-seaters). Since McLaren and Amon had started 60 feet behind Miles and Hulme, they were declared the winners. Finally, the new 911 GT ran well and finished 14th starting a long record of success.[23]. For Le Mans, we decided to set a pace for ourselves. But it’s also, in a roundabout way, a film about filmmaking. Prize redemption will be discussed with the winner. We finished fifth. With Shelby now fully concentrated on the Ford program, the Cobra GTs were abandoned. It had taken three attempts for Ford to win Indianapolis and the NASCAR Championship, and now it added the Le Mans 24 Hours. The quickest Alpine in practice was Toivonen/Jansson (4:20.1), well ahead of the best CD (Ogier/Laurent 4:27.5) and the Austin-Healey's (4:45.1) and ASAs (4:49.8). The film has grossed $225.5 million worldwide and received acclaim from critics, who lauded the performances (particularly Bale and Damon), Mangold's direction, the editing and the racing sequences. [15] There had been instant excitement when Edgar Berney spun his Bizzarrini on the start-line amongst the crowd of departing cars. [7][8][9][10] The big 7-litre engine now put out 475 bhp. Drama 2019 2 hr 32 min. Expressly reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize at its absolute discretion. Academy Award® Winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in LE MANS '66, based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.Based on the true story, Thompson was adamant he had advised pit officials, and in the hearing Ford's director of racing Leo Beebe threatened to withdraw all Fords. Redeem voucher. The following year, they won again. Racing is no longer a brutally dangerous pastime or the kind of thing that puts whole countries on the edge of their seats. Ford v Ferrari had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 15, 2019 by 20th Century Fox. After a disappointing showing at Monza a controversial denial of championship points from a Mirage win at the Spa event, Ford saw limited opportunity for taking the Manufacturers' title again and instead concentrated on a last hurrah at Le Mans, where the leading Mark IV, driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Available on iTunes Academy Award® Winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at … At 9am the Gurney/Grant car, which had been dicing for the lead with Miles & Hulme (against strict team orders), retired from 1st when the car blew a headgasket. GT cars were now Group 3 and Prototypes were now Group 6. So is the automobile itself. [28][27][38], After 6 hours, heavy rain was pouring down. [4], Along with the new Appendix J, after four years of focus on GT racing the FIA announced the International Manufacturer's Championship, for Group 6 Prototypes (2L / >2L), and the International Sports Car Championship for Group 4 (1.3L / 2L / 5L).[4]. Despite finishing 26 laps behind the rest of the field. item 3 Le Mans '66 (Blu- Ray, 2019) *NEW & SEALED* Matt Damon Christian Bale - Le Mans '66 (Blu- Ray, 2019) *NEW & SEALED* Matt Damon Christian Bale . There was a bit of history to that. Enzo Ferrari protests the move, but Shelby convinces race officials that the replacement is legal. The race became the subject of a 2009 book, detailing the race and the famous background rivalry between Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford II, by A.J. With the 2.0L flat-6 engine from the 911, it had recently been homologated for Group 4 with the requisite 50 cars. [20] Composer Marco Beltrami confirmed in an interview that he would be scoring the film, Beltrami having previously worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine and Logan. As it turned out McLaren's #2 car crossed the finish line just ahead and was declared the winner. For this task, Iacocca hires Shelby American owner Carroll Shelby, a former driver who won Le Mans in 1959 but was forced to retire due to a heart condition. [26][20] The GT40s met the production requirement and 5 litre limit for homologation in the new Group 4 class. The project fell apart, however, after writers Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth drafted a script and Joseph Kosinski was brought on to direct, due to the budget being too high. item 6 Le Mans 66 Bd BLU-RAY NEW - Le Mans 66 Bd BLU-RAY NEW. [7] Bale also received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.[8][9]. [1][2] It was also the seventh round of the 1966 World Sportscar Championship season. As predicted by Miles, none of the Fords finish the race. Neither Ford nor Ferrari fielded a factory team for the Manufacturers' Championship that year; however, the John Wyer team running the Group 4 GT40s brought home the title for Ford and in 1969 achieved wins with the GT40 at Sebring and Le Mans. Ex-Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini had fallen out with Renzo Rivolta and with his own company brought his new design, the P538, but still using the 5.3L Chevrolet engine. In 1966, Ford Senior Vice President Leo Beebe takes over the racing division, with the intent to continue the program without Miles, but Shelby gives Ford a ride in the car and wagers his own company to convince Ford to agree that if Miles wins the 24 Hours of Daytona, he will be allowed to race at Le Mans. As instructed, Ken Miles slowed to let McLaren catch up on the final lap, and for Hutcherson in his and Bucknum’s third Mk II. [29] At the end of the first hour Fords were 1-2-3, with Gurney leading by 24 seconds from Graham Hill and Bucknum. With Le Mans 66 opening in cinemas, the famous story of Ford’s triumph over Ferrari in the 24-hour race will be further immortalised in popular culture. [7], Once again there was rain at the April testing weekend. Chrysler had first entered in 1925, and after 41 years it was the first win for an American car. Each of the eight cars was painted in a colour from the Mustang road-car range. It went on to debut to $31.5 million, topping the box office. Le Mans ’66 – Review I have never understood the appeal of Le Mans, the world’s oldest endurance car race. [30], The first trailer for the film debuted on June 2, 2019, during Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals. [21], Another heavy downpour at 12.30 contributed to a big accident in the Esses. While Ford sees this as a humiliating defeat, Shelby explains to him that the GT40 instilled fear in Enzo Ferrari, as it reached 218 mph (350.8 km/h), on the Mulsanne Straight before it broke down. Just before midnight Robert Buchet aquaplaned coming over the crest at the Dunlop Bridge and crashed the French Porsche. Such was the interest in Group 6 there were 43 prototypes on the starting grid and only 3 GT cars: After 2 years of its 3-year program, Ford had very little to show for its immense investment. McLaren, who builds his own Formula and sports cars, is 28. He was also still recovering from a big accident the previous year and would hand over to Scarfiotti if he got overly tired. Entered by Frenchman Hubert Giraud and driven by Jean-Louis Marnat and Claude Ballot-Lena, the team was able to get a works engine and gearbox from BMC. Over the test weekend, Mauro Bianchi had surprised many in the 1-litre Alpine, going as fast as the 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossas. [50] Chris Amon was interviewed in 2016: Bruce drove the first stints. This strategy fell apart when our tires started losing treads early in the race and we lost considerable time. We were warned to be careful with the gearbox as they were new and unproven, and both cars retired with gearbox failures. Fourth, 20 seconds further back, was the first NART Ferrari, of Rodriguez. Jochen Rindt, the previous year's winner, had moved across from Ferrari to Ford, in the new Canadian Comstock Racing Team. The hangar area where the cars were developed (originally at LAX) were filmed at Ontario International Airport in Ontario. [14][15][35], On the third lap Gurney took the lead, which he held onto until the first pit-stops. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal. Ford v Ferrari: the real story of Le Mans '66 and Ken Miles. This year a new customer team, the Ecurie Savin-Calberson was supported by Alpine, with former Index winner Roger Delageneste. [40] The ACO told him this would not be possible — given the staggered starting formation, the #2 car would have covered 20 metres further, and thus be the race winner. But that makes sense: Both Le Mans and international motorsport are different now, tamer and less raw. [35][36] It continued to hold well in the following weeks, making $6.7 million and $4.1 million in its fourth and fifth weekends. Le Mans '66. The film was released on 15 November 2019. The website's critics consensus reads, "Ford v Ferrari delivers all the polished auto action audiences will expect – and balances it with enough gripping human drama to satisfy non-racing enthusiasts. Ford v Ferrari), 2019. Then Schlesser's Matra ran into the CD of Georges Heligouin avoiding the accident. Free postage. The Ford-Ferrari war pivoted on how these men operated and thought, and they made that story what it was." Made $ 10.9 million on its first day, including $ 2.1 million from Thursday night.! 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