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 22 May 1994
Monday 02 May 1994
Motoring: Life and the Lotus position - Tony Rudd talks to Phil Llewellin about his half century of fun in motor racing
Saturday 05 March 1994
Friday 10 December 1993
Motor Sport: Southern hell on wheels for the hill-billy heroes: The mean men and machines of the stock-car scene are a race apart from IndyCars. Jeremy Hart reports from Atlanta
Wednesday 17 November 1993
Motoring: A thriller writer on the fast track: On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Phil Llewellin met the author of 'Silverstone'
Saturday 10 July 1993
Thursday 17 June 1993
Motor Racing: Revival of a golden grand prix era: Derick Allsop reports on the battle between Britons and Brazilians in the quest for dominance in Formula One
Monday 17 August 1992
Motor Racing: Passion fuelled by the fans: The Williams driver, who is giving his views in the Independent throughout the season, reflects on the historic events at Silverstone
Wednesday 15 July 1992
Monday 13 July 1992
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