There are quite a lot of photos of this event and even a video sequence that shows how the car and its driver caught fire. Based on these sources, the pits and the advertising boards were able to be reproduced exactly as they were — as too were the wheels stored in the pits and the positions of the toolboxes. For the clothing and equipment of the people depicted in the image, the artists worked together with a film studio from Prague. “Because so many historical films have been shot in the Czech Republic, the studio is well equipped with appropriate props,” explains Jan Rambousek.
What proved more difficult, however, was finding exactly the right driver helmets and goggles. They searched for a long time for a pair of goggles with a small adjustment screw in the middle, like that which von Brauchitsch wore. Even the authentic depiction of the tyre profile was a challenge. The requirement was that the tyres of the W 154 appear as worn as they were after a few laps of the original race.