One of the racing drivers to pull Niki Lauda out of his wrecked car was Guy Edwards. His son, Sean Edwards, played him in the film. Edwards Jr was killed later that year in a crash while practising at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
Twenty five drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year two of us die. What kind of person does a job like this? Not normal men, for sure. Rebels, lunatics, dreamers. People who are that desperate to make a mark, and are prepared to die...
In a close-up of James Hunt's McLaren M23 on the grid 'Cosworth' is shown on the valve covers of the DFV engine. The correct valve covers would have displayed 'FORD'.
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