Review

  • Warning: Spoilers
    I first saw the Ron Howard movie "RUSH", which is a dramatic presentation, with actors playing the roles, of the 1976 Formula 1 racing season. It is a very good movie and from all I could learn also very accurate.

    So after that I came across this one, on Netflix streaming movies. It is the documentary, using real footage from 1976. We get to see the real Niki Lauda and the real James Hunt. And we realize how well the movie "RUSH" portrayed them.

    There really isn't much more to learn by seeing the documentary, but it is great seeing the real drivers, and the real crash that almost killed Lauda. Hunt died rather young in his 40s. But Lauda is still going strong, and this film also contains many snippets of interviews with him in current days.

    Overall a must-see for racing fans, the battle for Champion of the racing season that came down to the last race in the rain in Japan.