Le Mans Ford V. Ferrari





Ford v Ferrari (Le Mans '66 in the UK) is a US movie starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

The plot follows a bunch of eccentric diehard American engineers and designers, led by automotive God Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles.


In 1963, Ford tried to buyout of Ferrari. Ferrari’s Enzo said “no a waya” to the deal when he realized that it included Ferrari's racing program. Ferrari had won Le Mans (the world's oldest sports car endurance race held every year since 1923) in 1958 and every year from 1960 through 1965. A pissed off Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca decide to ‘go to war’ with Ferrari & build the Ford GT40 race car with the mission to take on and beat the all conquering Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Man race in France.


The film tells how automotive designer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles lead a team of American engineers and designers from Ford to build a race car that can beat legendary Ferrari. Ultimately, they produce the Ford GT40 for a showdown at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were supposed to be part of the cast, but that fell through.


Ford v Ferrari had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and is scheduled for release in the United States and UK on November 15.


The film received positive reviews from critics, who lauded the performances and racing sequences.