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 06 February 2005
Some of the country's most prominent dyslexics, including Sir Jackie Stewart, the former world racing champion, have reacted furiously to research claiming the condition makes them dangerous drivers.
Wednesday 20 October 2004
Sir Jackie Stewart has refused to admit defeat in the long-running battle to save the British Grand Prix.
Friday 08 October 2004
Friday 01 October 2004
Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the sport's legendary names, yesterday pleaded with Bernie Ecclestone and the Government to "think again" after the British Grand Prix was dropped from the provisional 2005 Formula One calendar.
Wednesday 07 July 2004
For almost half a century Britain has led the world in motor racing technology and supplied skills across the world. But as the global picture slowly changes that lead is now under threat. Sir Jackie Stewart believes that if government funding is not forthcoming to help the British Grand Prix to survive, the whole infrastructure could gradually shift elsewhere, reducing that wave of domination to a mere ripple.
Wednesday 04 February 2004
Tuesday 12 August 2003
Thursday 24 July 2003
Saturday 05 April 2003
Thursday 30 September 1999
Monday 06 September 1999
Saturday 17 July 1999
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Friday 11 June 1999
Sunday 25 April 1999
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