Michael Fassbender crashes outside Le Mans 24 Hour race after ‘losing control’ of his car: ‘Hollow out’

The actor made his racing debut at the event in 2022

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Michael Fassbender crashed out of the Le Mans 24 hour race in France this weekend.

The actor’s team, Proton Competition, announced the news on Twitter on Sunday, writing, “We’re gutted! Car #911 is no longer racing the Le Mans 24 race.”

The German racing team explained: “[A] Minutes before the end of his stint, #MichaelFassbender lost control of the car and entered the barrier with no chance of repairing the damage.

“Le Mans was [not] kind to us this year! added the team.

The German-Irish actor, 46, had fifteen minutes into his six-hour lap to drive before the rear of his vehicle slammed into a barricade at the part of the racecourse known as the ‘Porsche Curves’.

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This weekend marked Fassbender’s second participation in the iconic French endurance race. He made his racing debut at the event in 2022, where Proton Competition came in 51st out of 62 teams.

The two-time Oscar nominee crashed his vehicle twice during this race. He was also involved in another collision in one of the qualifying rounds.

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Fassbender trained for four years before finally getting behind the wheel of an official race, according to a 2022 interview with Eurosport.

“Acting is something that is my job,” he told the outlet. “I’m more used to it and comfortable with it – it’s like my natural office, but racing was always my first dream as a young boy.”

However, the x-men The star noted, “It’s a bit tricky. I feel like acting is definitely my duty. I feel more comfortable, but that’s the original dream.”

“A victory at Le Mans, I would take back an Oscar,” he added.

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