“No Perfect Formula” Showcases Cadillac Racing’s Return To The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Cadillac and Samsung TV Plus are thrilled to announce the television premiere of “No Perfect Formula,” a captivating new documentary that showcases Cadillac Racing’s historic return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most iconic endurance race. This film captures the grit, determination, and behind-the-scenes efforts of the Cadillac Racing team as they prepare for and compete in the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2023.

Premiere Details

The 90-minute documentary will debut on the Hagerty channel #1194 on the Samsung TV Plus app, accessible via Samsung Smart TVs, Galaxy Devices, and on the web. Tune in on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. EST to witness the journey of the Cadillac Racing team. After its premiere, “No Perfect Formula” will run all night and continue to air every Friday at 7 p.m. EST leading up to the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15–16.

Capturing Cadillac Racing’s Triumphs

“No Perfect Formula” meticulously follows the Cadillac Racing team’s journey through the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship seasons. The documentary highlights the team’s achievements, including a podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and sweeping top honors in the inaugural IMSA Grand Touring Prototype season.

“2023 was a pivotal year for Cadillac Racing, and ‘No Perfect Formula’ captures the emotion and celebrates what was a successful season for the team,” said John Roth, Cadillac global vice president. For Cadillac, racing serves as a testbed for transferring knowledge and technology between race cars and production vehicles, building a global fanbase in the process.

A New Era in Sportscar Racing

The 2023 season marked the beginning of a new era in sportscar racing with the introduction of the Hypercar and GTP classes, featuring hybrid propulsion systems. Cadillac’s V-Series.R, the third-generation prototype race car, was designed to continue Cadillac’s legacy of track success. The LMDh racecar platform, with common regulations between IMSA and WEC, enabled Cadillac’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“As Cadillac moves to an electric future, the LMDh regulations offer a unique opportunity to gather key learnings from these advanced hybrid propulsion systems,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM sports car program manager. The Cadillac V-Series.R’s naturally aspirated 5.5L V-8 engine provides a powerful and recognizable sound, ensuring competitive performance on the track.

“No Perfect Formula” documentary poster featuring rear ¾ view of the Cadillac V-Series.R race car on a race track.

Expanding Cadillac’s Expertise

Racing provides Cadillac with a unique platform to expand its expertise and validate technologies in areas such as aerodynamics, additive manufacturing, software, and people development. These innovations benefit Cadillac’s production vehicles, delivering outstanding performance to customers. Cadillac’s V-Series performance portfolio, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, brings track learnings to the road seamlessly.

Bringing the Story to Life

Produced by Tangent Vector and directed by J.F. Musial, “No Perfect Formula” reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the Cadillac Racing team and their partners overcame challenges to achieve success in the 2023 season. Musial explains, “The name of the documentary is meant to reflect that there’s not just one way to get to the podium — as Cadillac proves, there’s no perfect strategy or one right way to win.”

How to Watch

To view “No Perfect Formula,” simply turn on a compatible device, open the Samsung TV Plus app, and navigate to Hagerty’s FAST channel #1194 on May 31 at 7 p.m. EST. Additional airings will follow all night and every Friday in the lead-up to the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hagerty will also stream the documentary on its Facebook page for worldwide audiences.

About Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus is the leading free ad-supported app on Samsung Smart TVs, offering over 2,600 ad-supported linear channels globally in 24 countries and over 630 million active devices. This partnership with Hagerty allows Cadillac Racing’s incredible story to reach a rapidly growing audience on the big screen.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the remarkable journey of Cadillac Racing in “No Perfect Formula,” a documentary that celebrates the triumphs and challenges of one of the most iconic teams in endurance racing.