A Formula One rivalry hits the silver screen
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Rush is a 2013 biopic that focuses on the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The rivalry between Hunt — known for being brash and cocky — and Lauda — a cool, calculating person — began in 1970 at a Formula 3 race at the Crystal Palace circuit in London. Both drivers spin out, but Hunt emerges on top.
But its Lauda who starts to win more as the film goes on, until he is terribly injured in a crash on the Nürburgrning Nordschleife. In Lauda’s absence, Hunt begins to climb the standings.
The pair square off in a few more races and, in 1976, Hunt wins the Formula One championship.