As a fan of Formula One motor racing for the past fifteen years or so, the decision to go and see Rush was an easy one. But even if the thought of an F1 Grand Prix makes you yawn and reach for the remote, please don’t click away: this might still be a film you want to see.
Formula One is full of big personalities: anyone who has the cojones to regularly cheat death by driving at up to 220 mph in a plastic pod weighing in at less than half the weight of a typical saloon car tends to have an oversized ego. Thus, like many sports, F1 is full of rivalries. Rush tells the story of the on- and off-track relationship between British one-time world champion James Hunt and Austrian three-times winner Niki Lauda.