Overall Rank: 7654
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 7
Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/28/2014
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Paul Crowder
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Damon Hill
Plot: The golden era of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing was also one of its most deadliest. This documentary explores the lives of the men who raced on the edge, and risked everything to advance their sport and who also stood up to change things for the better. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/17/2014
Having seen Senna and Rush already, you would think that the story of Formula 1 has been told. But 1 takes a broader view of this sport - and the evolution from one of the most dangerous sports in the world - where, at one time, a driver was dying literally every time a race was held - to the way the sport has changed not only the safety in Formula 1, but extended through everyday life.
Michael Fassbender is a good choice for the narrator - as he has the stately manner needed that brings that bit of gravitas to an already-interesting history. The documentary has some great interview subjects, from the cocky and safety-adverse Nicky Ickx to one of the subjects of Rush, the incomparable Niki Lauda as well as Freddie Hunt - son of James Hunt. But the film also does a great job of …
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