The Rush to make racing movies again

The Rush to make racing movies again

As Rush, the movie about James Hunt and Niki Lauda's battle for the 1976 F1 world title, begins principal photography, Adam Cooper looks at the chequered history of motor racing and Hollywood

This week sees the start of principal photography on Rush, the much anticipated film that will recreate the battle for the 1976 World Championship between Niki Lauda and James Hunt.

It comes hot on the heels of the astounding success of Senna, regarded by many as one of the best documentaries ever made on any subject. Senna has helped to make motor racing sexy in Hollywood terms, and there's now a veritable stampede of directors and writers attempting to make dramatic movies.

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