Are you a Michael Schumacher fan? Do you die for the race tracks, the Formula One cars and the Grand Prix? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you qualify for this post.
Racing has been in the trend since many years and still running. The most famous name among them is Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, although other Formula One races were regularly held until 1983. The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules, to which all participants’ cars must conform. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, meaning grand prizes), held worldwide on purpose-built F1 circuits and public roads.
Hollywood has been successful by far in capturing the real into their reels. Thus this famous theme was also covered by many of the great names of the Hollywood.
Check out the list of movies you must watch if you’re a great F1 fan
1) DRIVEN (2001)
This typical Racing block flick depends on a little outside encouragement. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Burt Reynolds–enough said. You know Burt loves a fast red car! How fast? Watch it and find out. Buckle your seat-belt first. Stallone was spotted at various Formula One races prior to the release of this movie. This made the movie much more interesting for F1 enthusiasts.
2) GRAND PRIX (1966)
Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. Directed by John Frankenheimer starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter and Antonio Sabàto. Its unique racing cinematography – in part credited to Saul Bass– is one of the main draws of the film.
It was one of the ten highest grossing films of 1966, Grand Prix won three Academy Awards for its technical achievements.
3) RUSH (2013)
“Rush” is what it is. And it’s not the Andy Griffith Show. Ron Howard focused on the script, written by Peter Morgan, involving the 1976 Formula One rivalry season. That’s right–drama, fans, two drivers, one goal. Between all that comes the best of rewards and the best of Formula One.
4) SENNA (2011)
Senna is a 2010 British documentary film that depicts the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia. The film’s narrative focuses on Senna’s racing career in Formula One, from his debut in the 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix to his death in an accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, with particular emphasis on his rivalry with fellow driver Alain Prost. It relies primarily on archive racetrack footage and home video clips provided by the Senna family, rather than retrospective video interviews, and has no formal commentary.
5)LE MANS (1971)
Le Mans is a 1971 film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin. It features actual footage captured during the 1970 race held the previous June. Released in June 1971 and given a G rating, the film was a flop at the box office in the United States. However, unlike the similar and much more successful 1966 film Grand Prix (for which McQueen had turned down the starring role). LeMans remains popular today as an historically accurate depiction of its era.
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