Paul Crowder’s very well-researched feature documentary about Formula One racing, made alongside Ron Howard’s drama Rush and narrated by Michael Fassbender, has a strangely morbid undertow. The first part of the film follows the “travelling circus” of Grand Prix drivers in the 1960s and 1970s. They’re very dashing figures (likened by some to Spitfire pilots) who lead glamorous lives but stand a fair chance of being killed. Their cars are “mobile bombs” that grew faster and faster, even as the safety standards of the tracks stayed the same.
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Sunday 30 June 2013
Sir Jackie Stewart's presence in the paddock serves as a reminder of the heady days when fans expected to see a local win
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Steve Coogan is a lively lead, but Paul Raymond is just too superficial (and too sleazy) to carry a glitzy biopic
Tuesday 26 March 2013
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Moments that helped create legends and fuel rivalries and incidents that altered the course of championship
Thursday 01 March 2012
The Australian Grand Prix is "probably" the least economically viable in the Formula One calendar, and is unlikely to continue if Melbourne loses its appetite to fit the bill for the race, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Sunday 27 November 2011
Sebastian Vettel set a new record for pole positions in Interlagos yesterday, taking a ground-breaking 15th in a season to move ahead of Nigel Mansell whom he equalled in Abu Dhabi. The world championtook his Red Bull round in a scintillating 1min 11.918sec, and just to rub in Red Bull's superiority he was joined on the front row by his team-mate, Mark Webber, still desperate for a win this season.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Tom Lewis's show at the Open boosts the theory of a link between on-field success and the medical condition
Thursday 09 June 2011
Neil Warnock is sure he will begin next season in charge of promoted Queen's Park Rangers but admits his position may come under scrutiny if the team makes a poor start.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Silverstone today officially opened its new £27million pit and paddock complex to now guarantee the circuit's place as one of the best in the world.
Monday 04 April 2011
Sunday 03 April 2011
Louis Klemantaski was a French photographer devoted to documenting motor racing while it burgeoned during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and the archive that bears his name now holds some 500,000 images of the sport.
Friday 04 March 2011
Mark Webber has dismissed Bernie Ecclestone's idea of using 'fake rain' during Formula One grands prix.
Thursday 09 September 2010
The Avon Tyres British GT Championship heads to the historic curves of Brands Hatch with two one-hour race's on Sunday 26 September.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Sauber have re-signed Kamui Kobayashi for next season.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Paul Di Resta was well familiar with Silverstone long before he drove a Force India in yesterday morning's first free practice session.
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