New F1 Documentary Will Omit Multi-Hooker Nazi Sex Orgies

An officially sanctioned F1 documentary will omit Max Mosley's five-hooker Nazi sex orgy, focusing instead on racing between 1968 and 1982 when the sport was still exciting. It's being described as "a big action movie."

"We want to...do something that puts people in the car and makes them gasp at the speed of the thing," Oscar-winning writer Mark Monroe told Autosport. "Then, tell the human stories all the while, so you can dip in and out of these human stories with these big action moments that are enhanced from archive footage.

The film will be directed by Paul Crowder who, along with Monroe, won an Oscar this year for "The Cove."

"It is a tough order to make a dramatic film about a dramatic sport," said Monroe. The planned budget is between $100 and 200 million. Its makers chose to do a documentary instead of a fictional movie because they feel the scale of the sport defies fictionalization.

Expect the movie to combine period race footage with contemporary interviews. A title hasn't yet been decided, but it's scheduled for release early next year. [Autosport]