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See Webber’s model guide to Le Mans with Carrera

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Written by Sheep Films and Paul Keith
We shrink Mark Webber down to size for a unique guide to the 24 Hours of Le Mans using slot cars.
In a few hours, World Endurance racing champions Mark Webber, TImo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley begin their attempt to win the 2016 24 Heures du Mans.
Along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500, the Le Mans 24 Hours makes up one third of the triple crown of motorsport.
Ahead of the race, Porsche team drivers and WEC champions Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley offer a guide to the famous circuit using Carrera slot cars and tracks, plus detailed diorama and models.
Using green screen technology and digital animation, RedBull.com shrinks the drivers down to 1:32 scale and places them at key points around the track.
They're also joined by Richard Attwood, who piloted Porsche to the team’s first ever victory at Le Mans in 1970, and the drivers use a model of Richard’s Porsche 917 in its famous red and white livery to illustrate the guide.
Highs and lows
On his mini-tour, Webber reveals some of the characteristics that make the Circuit de la Sarthe unique, not just famous parts of the track such as the legendary Mulsanne Straight, Indianapolis and Tertre Rouge, but also the atmosphere that makes the event so special.
Every year, legions of fans flock to the race, gathering at camp grounds, such as the famous one near Porsche Curves, and generate a carnival atmosphere.
Webber even re-enacts his infamous crash at the race from 1999, while Attwood highlights how the car’s reliability and stamina have improved in the 45-plus years since Porsche’s first win in 1970.
The making of
Realised by Sheep Films and produced by RedBull.com for Red Bull Media House, the video was shot on location at Porsche’s Human Performance Centre at Silverstone Race Circuit, Northamptonshire, UK.