Amazon just released the first trailer for its new motorsports documentary series, Le Mans: Racing is Everything. The series, which follows the grueling, 24-hour-long car race outside the tiny village of Le Mans, France, will be available to stream on Amazon Prime starting June 9th.
The trailer plays up the more dangerous aspects of the race. “Over the years, there have been 22 fatal accidents,” the voiceover intones as racecars fly through the air, pirouette, and smash into each other. Promising “unprecedented access” to the racing teams and the race itself, the series looks like it will have plenty for race fans and adrenaline junkies alike.
Film crews embedded with the Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin, and Rebellion teams for the 2015 race, and followed a number of high-profile drivers including Mark Webber, André Lotterer, Nico Prost, and Englishman Jann Mardenborough, a 19-year-old who won a racing slot through the company’s GT Academy e-sports competition.
Amazon’s streaming service is fast becoming a hotbed of motorsports content. It also greenlit an unnamed show about the Formula One series, which will follow the McLaren racing team on 20 stops across the F1 calendar as it tries to compete after two years of poor results following a new engine deal with Honda. The series will include video of how McLaren builds and tests its cars, as well as behind-the-scenes access to how sponsor and partnership deals are made. And The Grand Tour, a new series featuring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, debuted last year.