Michael Fassbender Withdraws From The 24-Hour Le Mans Race

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender was forced to quit the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car competition in France. He lost all control of his Porsche and collided with a tire barrier, 

The Oscar-nominated actor, that was raised in Ireland after being born in Germany, has been spending more time on circuit racing recently. Fassbender’s team Proton Competition started the marathon race on Saturday, and when he crossed the finish line on Sunday morning, he still had 18 minutes to go in his six-hour stint.

Michael Fassbender’s racing team posted on Twitter, saying: “We are devastated! The Le Mans 24 race is no longer being conducted by car #911. “A few minutes before his time was up, #MichaelFassbender lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the barrier with no time to stop. This year, Le Mans was not nice to us.

Michael Fassbender Crashed Into The Tire Wall

Michael Fassbender, 46, who starred in X-Men: First Class, is a member of a team that also includes Martin Rump of Estonia and Richard Lietz of Austria.

At the Rally of the Lakes in Killarney, Ireland, to mark the event’s 40th anniversary, Fassbender competed in his maiden race in front of home fans. He also participated in the Porsche Sports Cup in Germany in 2019.

Fassbender took part in the endurance event for the second time. He already made his debut with Proton last year. He placed second at Portimo in 2021 to earn his first podium, and in 2022 he finished third in Le Castellet. I’m never going to be a professional racing driver, but I’m really enthusiastic about it, it means so lot to me,” he admitted to Top Gear before his first Le Mans. I also hope to realize my full potential.

Paul Newman and Patrick Dempsey are two more actors who have previously competed in the Le Mans race.