Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the inexperienced flag at this yr’s Indy 500.
The actors have been named honorary starters due to their roles within the upcoming movie “Ford v. Ferrari,” which chronicles the story of Ford’s quest to defeat Ferrari on the 24 Hours of Le Mans within the 1960s.
Damon performs auto racing legend Carrol Shelby within the film, whereas Bale takes on the position of Shelby’s take a look at and racing driver Ken Miles.
Miles helped develop the Ford GT40 right into a winner, however was denied victory within the 1966 race, regardless of main close to the tip, when the staff ordered him to decelerate so the highest three Fords may cross the end line collectively. Race officers declared the automotive pushed by Bruce McLaren to be the winner as a result of it began the race farther again on the grid and had traveled an extended distance.
Qualifying for the Indy 500 takes place this weekend, with the race scheduled for Could 26.
“Ford v. Ferrari” is helmed by “Logan” director James Mangold and hits theaters on Nov. 15.
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