In the 2020 season comes the big step up into the European Le Mans Series. The team completes six four-hour races in the ELMS in their first season together – and is immediately confronted with a jarring experience. Fassbender, in his 500-plus-hp Porsche 911 RSR, has to swerve to avoid an LMP3 prototype at the end of the start-finish straight on the Formula 1 circuit at Le Castellet and hits the tire piles. Still, this does not dissuade him from his dream. In a later race, he is involved in another accident when, through no fault of his own, he loses control in the qualifying, spins, hits the track barrier without braking and has to drop out. But he always keeps on going, keeps on training, keeps on practicing, practicing, practicing. With a work ethic that probably also distinguishes him as an actor: “I hate it when something goes wrong at work because I’m not prepared.” So he keeps going, on and on. Until he succeeds. All of this, the struggles, the defeats, the well-deserved victories, can be seen in Road to Le Mans, and perhaps that’s why the series is so gripping. You’re not watching some pampered, self-indulgent Hollywood hero trying to be cool, but a real person working hard on himself to achieve something that means so much to him.