When we hear the thundering sounds of engines and witness the speed with which modern supercars fly by, it seems unbelievable that humans have evolved so quickly in such a short period, and that only a century was needed for us to go from four-wheeled bicycles to today’s Formula One monsters.
This is my favorite topic. As I started watching racing movies with Fast Saga which is my all-time favorite. Now I’m waiting eagerly for F9. If I talk about my favorite movies then it will start from fast and furious and end with fast and furious so let’s talk about people’s choice movies.
Here we will see the top five movies which are my all-time favorite:
The Fast and The Furious
Don’t laugh! As I said I won’t talk about my favorite movie but this movie I can’t skip it. This movie is one of the iconic movies in the world of racing. Sports enthusiasts can’t skip this movie. Especially those people who loved Paul Walker from the heart.
Senna was a much-awaited movie as it was a documentary movie on the life of Ayrton Senna. He was an extraordinary driver undoubtedly. In this movie, you must have seen lots of emotions. If you are an F1 superfan then you can’t miss this movie.
Le Mans (1971)
This movie captured all the amazing moments of racing drivers. It is one of the most enthusiastic movies, if you miss it then you should watch it once.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Did you see the original Gone in 60 Seconds???? If “No” then you must watch it. It is a full car-chasing action movie. If you are a fan of action movies then you can’t afford to miss it.
Are you searching for a Formula One’s drivers movie??? Then this is your movie. This is one type of documentary movie. In this movie, you will watch the danger which drivers face every day. This movie took interviews with well-known personalities.
24 hour Le Mans is a sports car race that started in 1923 in France in the Le Mans town. 24-hour car Le Mans is the well-known prestigious car race in the world. If you want to take part in this racing then you have to race 24 hours without any mechanical failure and it is held on a closed public road and unusual racing track.
In the year 2018, there were 60 cars participating in 24 hour Le Mans in the racing championship and out of all cars 41 cars completed 24-hours duration without any mechanical failure. This racing is also called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. In 2012 it was the part of the FIA World Endurance Championship and in 2011 it was the part of the International Le Mans Cup.
24 hour Le Mans is connected to Formula One racing. Both races are quite different like F1 races are mere sprints and on the other hand, Le Mans 24 race is ultra-marathon and it is the most crucial race for a persistent driver.
The Le Mans track is also known as the Circuit de Sarthe. This track is the longest track in the world with minimum modification and it covers the distance 8.467 miles. The Le Mans circuit is divided into different sections. In 1972 Porsche Curve was created while in 1968 Ford Chicanes was created for safety purposes (because of a pit disaster that happened in 1955).
Important rules of the race
There are two different rules for Le Mans, one is related to cars and another for drivers. The car gets in the European Le Mans Series and is nominated in two categories, first is Prototypes and the second one is GTs which includes the series of LMP1, LMP2, LMP3, LM GTE, LMGTE AM, and GTE. LMP1 is the topmost class. 2050 Ibs is the weight of the LMP2 which is used to hold a passenger. And the LMP3 is for an entry-level racer.
History of 24 Hour Le Mans can’t be completed here. If you have some interesting points to share with us then let us know and if you have any questions related to it then kindly mention it in the comment section.
One of the most interesting cultures that is practiced by Americans is taking on road trips across the country. An interesting thing about these American roads is that they prove the opportunity to view the wonders and beauties of nature. You get to cross rivers, oceans, hills and valleys and even go through forest and feel like you are alone in the world. The next time you going on a trip, or travelling across America using the roads, ensure you take some time and detour some of these 10 best driving roads in North America before you get to your destinations.
Route 254-Route 7-Route 26 Loop, Oregon
Of the many great roads on Oregon State, this is one of the best. It has no traffic and one could travel for many miles without seeing a single truck. It also cuts through large acres of forest land on a hilly landscape.
Overseas Highway, Florida Keys
This is a 181 kilometer highway consisting of a series of bridges and roads running from the mainland in Florida down to Key West. The road offers quite a unique experience as you get to travel across a section of the sea.
The San Juan Skyway, US 160, State Highway 145, State Highway 62, U.S. Highway 550 Colorado
This route is a scenic and historic byway. It is surrounded by a wonderful scenery, and mountains proving to be a suitable route for drivers who are looking for a challenge in mountain driving. The road is 233 miles long.
NV 158 to NV157, Mount Charleston, Nevada
Nevada region has one of the best driving roads in the United States, and route NV 158 to NV157 is one of them. Found west of Las Vegas, this road, though short, is one of the best providing access to Mount Charleston and broad view of the landscape.
The Big Sur Coast Highway, Highway 1, California
This road is characterized by amazing curves and wonderful views of the Pacific. The road is 90 miles running along the coastline, through the redwood forest and Limekiln State Park and ends as Carmel River. It is clogged with wonderful thrills.
This road is found north of Manhattan, meandering around Bear Mountain State Park. Driving on the route provides Cliffside views of the Hudson River below.
M119, Harbor Springs, Michigan
This route was nicknamed the Tunnel of Trees. Found north of Lake Michigan, the route provides a path through the beautiful and very peaceful green canopy in the area. Provides a perfect connection with nature as one drives through.
Hells Canyon Road, Idaho
The Hells Canyon Road starts from Coopersfield Campground, Oxbow running for 22 miles along the Snake River. The road runs adjacent to the cannon walls the entire way. It however ends at the Hells Canyon Dam from where one has to make a u turn.
San Juan Skyway, Colorado
The San Juan Skyway is a 375-kilometer road cutting across the San Juan National Forest, Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa and Gunnison National Forests. The road provides a perfect view of the quaint towns, San Juan Mountains, the alpine forests and cliffs. You also get great views of the waterfalls crushing down the mountains.