5 Formula 1 best movies to watch while self-isolating

To make more bearable the coronavirus confinement, we offer you a selection of titles with the best Formula 1 movies and documentaries.

Senna, 2010

Great documentary (110 minutes) in which Asif Kapadia reviews the trajectory of the legendary Ayrton Senna, from his debut in Formula 1 in 1984 to his tragic death at the 1994 San Marino GP in Italy. Supported by abundant unpublished audiovisual material, he discovers unknown aspects of the life of the São Paulo three-time champion.

Grand Prix, 1966

Directed by John Frankenheimer, James Garner plays Peter Aron, a Grand Prix driver kicked out of his team for causing an accident in which another driver was injured, and with whose partner he began a romantic relationship. It won 3 Óscar Awards (Best Editing, Sound and Sound Effects), becoming one of the Formula 1 best movies.

Weekend of a champion, 1972

Thanks to his friendship with Jackie Stewart, filmmaker Romain Polanski makes an exhaustive documentary about the figure of the Scottish triple champion and the public and private factors accompanying a driver during a weekend race.

Rush, 2013

US director Ron Howard addressed in this brilliant production (123 minutes) the intense rivalry between the Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and the English James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Much of the footage centers on the epic battle they fought for the 1976 crown. It´s another of the best Formula 1 best movies.

The Green Hell, 2019

Hannes Michael Schalle’s documentary (114 minutes) immerses the viewer in one of the most beautiful and dangerous mythical circuits in History. Nürburgring, scenario of infinity of horrifying accidents like the one suffered by Niki Lauda in 1976, its asphalt holds the record for accidents and mortality.


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