This is the official trailer for Rush, Ron Howard’s movie based on the events that shaped the 1976 F1 season – and the rivalry between reigning world champion Niki Lauda and rising star James Hunt.
Current events aside, I remember watching ABC’s Wide World of Sports almost every Saturday afternoon to watch F1 races from the mid-70s up until ESPN was created. I remember this season vividly. Tyrrell introduced the P34, a six-wheel racing car that was steered by the rear wheels. McLaren was still racing the venerable (and highly successful) M23, and Ferrari had the fast and fragile 312.
I had my doubts Daniel Brühl and Chris Helmsworth could play Lauda and Hunt, but this trailer convinced me they nailed it. And the car porn… I have to find a way to get September 20th off from work so I can see the first showing of this movie.