Being a racer in the 1970s was drastically different than it is today. In those days, finishing a race meant grabbing a drink and a cigarette and trying to find a girl, not shilling some energy drink while your publicist tweets from your account.
Like many of you, I was despondent to learn that Ron Howard's superb RUSH isn't exactly lighting up the box office like its roaring Formula One cars light up their tires. That's surprising considering the film's critical acclaim. Then I started to wonder: did the ad blitz for RUSH sidestep its most compelling story?
James Hunt is a man who is remembered for his passions. He is revered for his competitive spirit, his immense skill behind the wheel, his devil-may-care attitude, and his hard-partying, womanizing ways away from the track (and sometimes right before a race.) But Hunt also had a passion for social justice that isn’t…
No — but what if he was? McLaren answers that question in their new Tooned cartoon.
With Ron Howard's new movie, Rush, about the 1976 Formula One season, coming out next month, we're starting to learn more about the characters behind the film. And trust me, they really were characters.
The key moment in the rivalry between F1 legends Niki Lauda and James Hunt was Lauda's near-fatal crash on the Nürburgring in 1976. It will now also be the fiery centerpiece for Ron Howard's upcoming film Rush, and a man walking his dog happened to record the whole scene as it was being filmed.
James Hunt was a sex-crazed playboy. Niki Lauda was nearly consumed in flames. They both raced in one of the most thrilling, dangerous eras in Formula One. Here is a look inside Rush, Ron Howard's upcoming film about their rivalry and motor racing in the ‘70s.
Paul Greengrass, the man responsible for the "Bourne" movies, may make a film about Niki Lauda's 1976 Formula 1 battle with James Hunt. Or he could shoot Tom Hanks as a freighter captain fending off Somali pirates. Here's our vote.
Yes, it is nauseatingly corporate, but the iconic breast patch of the man who bedded 33 flight attendants before he won the 1976 Formula One world title keeps on bringing good luck.
6:48 versus the ultimate record of 6:11 means a quasi-production car is now within 10% of the time set in the fastest Porsche sports prototype by a man who made Ayrton Senna look timid. Let’s dive into some numbers.