Maranello, 24 January – An old friend was at Ferrari today on the eve of the presentation of this year’s car. Niki Lauda won the world championship with the Prancing Horse in 1975 and 1977 and today is non-executive president of Mercedes F1. This morning in Maranello, he met a man who was his team manager and was such a part of his Formula 1 wins, namely Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo. Today they are rivals in the fight for the world championship. Niki met a friend with whom he shares many ideas about the top level of motorsport, both believing it is essential to work together to assure its solid and prosperous future.
From what a driver feels on the eve of the launch of a new car, to an evaluation of the challenge that awaits the teams in a season so full of unknown factors, Lauda had his say on ferrari.com, with his usual verve and forthright manner.
◾1976 world champion one of four new inductees for 2014
◾Hunt family out in force to receive prestigious accolade
James Hunt will be one of four racing legends to be inducted into the coveted Motor Sport Hall of Fame later this month.
While breaking with tradition, the announcement in advance whets the appetite for a star-studded evening at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 29 January.
Hunt, who sadly passed away in 1993, will always be remembered as one of the sport’s biggest personalities – more so now that his ultimately successful title duel with arch-rival Niki Lauda in 1976 has been immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster Rush. The Austrian legend, though, did beat his British nemesis into the Hall of Fame – he is one of motor sport’s 25 greatest names already inducted. Continue reading James Hunt Rush’s in to the Motor Sport Hall Of Fame→
After nearly two years of production and live footage of the 1976 season F1 cars racing on various tracks including the Nurburgring, Ron Howard has finally revealed the first trailer for his next film, Rush.
Based on the true story of the 1976 F1 racing season, the adrenaline-filled film stars Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, the cocky upstart British racer (and, later, commentator) and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, the established Austrian champion.
Ron Howard’s film Rush depicting the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Is due for release on September 20 2013 and you can read more about it here.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Daniel Brühl (Goodbye, Lenin!) portray the two pro drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, in this upcoming drama. The rivalry reached its apex at the F1 championships of 1976, when the Austrian Niki Lauda survived a crash in his Ferrari 312 T2 on the German Nürburgring track.
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die. Continue reading Ron Howard’s Rush – Official Pics & Release Date→