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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Saturday 20 June 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Jenson Button earned himself a place in Formula One's history books with a pole-to-flag victory in today's Monaco Grand Prix.
Thursday 21 May 2009
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Friday 27 March 2009
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Sunday 29 June 2008
Everybody has an opinion of what Lewis Hamilton is cur-rently doing wrong, just as last year everyone had an opinion about what he was doing right. But when the man expressing an opinion is Sir Jackie Stewart – ahead of next week's British Grand Prix, which will be a critical event for Hamilton – you tend to listen more keenly.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Sir Jackie Stewart, an implacable enemy of the FIA president, Max Mosley, who last year branded him a "certifiable halfwit" after the triple world champion had criticised his handling of the so-called Stepneygate spy scandal, launched a scathing attack on the Englishman's continued tenure following the recent vote of confidence by an extraordinary general assembly of Formula One's governing body in Paris.
Monday 21 April 2008
Beleaguered FIA president Max Mosley yesterday continued his campaign to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the world, while vowing to continue in his role until 2009.
Tuesday 08 January 2008
James Robert Stewart, racing driver: born Dumbarton 6 March 1931; married (one son, one daughter); died Glasgow 3 January 2008.
Friday 11 November 2005
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Thursday 12 May 2005
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