"The Last Race" for Mercedes-AMG
"The Last Race"
Mercedes-AMG

4K // 2:07 min

Directed, Shot & Edited by: Basti Hansen
Client: Mercedes-AMG
DTM Drivers: Gary Paffett, Paul Di Resta, Pascal Wehrlein, Daniel Juncadella, Edoardo Mortata, Lucas Auer
Words spoken by: Kiley Yanay
Shot in Spain + Germany.
After 30 years of racing in the DTM class, the 2018 season was the very last for Mercedes-AMG. They've reached out and asked me to make a 2-minute short film capturing the anticipation. For a lot of people involved this was a highly emotional moment, doing for the last time, what some of these people did for the last 30-years. In February 2018, I flew to La Manga, Spain to meet the drivers and to be with them as they prepared themselves mentally and physically for the upcoming races and for what would lie ahead of them as a team. Two month later in April, I flew to the Hockenheimring race track in Germany where the first driving tests took place. This is where I met the entire team while the drivers, mechanics, and people involved trained and prepared for their very last season and their very last race.

"This is what it all comes down to.. The smell of burnt rubber, the roar of the engines and the countdown.. to the final race."
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"The Last Race" for Mercedes-AMG

A film for Mercedes-AMG about the anticipation of the very last race in the DTM racing class. Shot on location in Spain & Germany, featuring race Read More
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