One of my favorite racing drivers of all time is Michèle Mouton, the French driver who dominated the World Rally Championship in the Audi Sport Quattro, among some other cars. She was fierce, fearless and excelled in a sport that was dominated by men. Mouton isn’t as recognizable of a name as Schumacher or Andretti or, now, Hamilton. However, she’s as important to motorsport history as any of them.
In a relatively new film, ‘Heroes‘, Mouton is featured among the four drivers from different kinds of motorsport. Joining her in this film are Tom Kristensen (Le Mans), Mika Hakkinen (Formula One) and Felipe Massa (Formula One), all of which discuss their lives, their careers and how they all connect to one driver — the legendary Michael Schumacher.
I personally haven’t seen this film yet but I’m going to watch it as soon as possible. It was made by the same brilliant filmmaker who made ‘Senna‘, Manish Pandey. So it’s going to be good.
The one driver I’m most excited to hear from, though, is Mouton. We’ve covered her career plenty and she’s a fascinating racer. Not only was she an integral part of a dominant Audi Sport team in the WRC but she also broke the record at Pikes Peak, also in the Audi Sport Quattro.
If you’re a fan of motorsport, or even just a fan of cars in general, check this out. Hell, you don’t even have to have a love for cars but just enjoy great stories about incredible people and their achievements. It’s also a tribute to Schumacher, who is possibly the greatest driver to ever touch tire to tarmac. Sadly, Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury in a skiing accident almost seven yearsa go that left him in a coma for six months. He’s still recovering today and his family has kept his health confidential ever since. So not only do we get to hear from incredible drivers in this film but also pay tribute to a legend.
Senna was fantastic and this is going to be as well. It’s currently available to rent at Motorsport.tv and we highly suggest you check it out.