The new film from Hollywood director Mr Ron Howard, Rush, is a dramatisation of the racing career of the late British driver Mr James Hunt, focusing on his rivalry with Austrian driver Mr Niki Lauda over the course of the 1976 racing season. To say that Mr Hunt was the antithesis of modern Formula One drivers, most of whom seem cowed by their PR handlers and sponsors into a state of terminal blandness, is an understatement (although the Lotus-driving Finn, and 2007 World Champion, Mr Kimi Räikkönen is an exception). To give just one example, Mr Hunt had a badge bearing the words "Sex, breakfast of champions" sewn on to his race overalls. It's hard to imagine a driver doing the same in the uptight Formula One world of today.
Rush is out 13 September in the UK, 27 September in the US, 3 October in Australia and 10 October in Hong Kong.
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