Factual error: Lauda is an Austrian. Yet when his name appears on scoreboards with his country abbreviation, it shows AUS, which is for Australia. AUT is for Austria.

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Pier Pistocchi

Factual error: At Watkins Glen 1973 there is an accident during practice. That is correct, but Cevert's Tyrrell did not go under the guardrail. It landed on top of it after the crash. In 1974 Helmut Koinigg went under the guardrail and was killed, so this seems to be a hybrid of those two accidents.


Continuity mistake: When Lauda is going out from his pitstop he is blocked by Andretti's Lotus, but after the pitstop he overtakes Andretti on the track.

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Trivia: The Formula 1 cars you see in this film are Formula 3 vehicles with fake F1 bodywork. They were used because Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth were not allowed to drive real Formula 1 cars.

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Trivia: Before signing on as director, Ron Howard knew nothing about Formula One motor racing.

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Niki Lauda: A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

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James Hunt: The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel. It's a wonderful way to live. It's the only way to drive.

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James Hunt: That wind you can feel is me breathing down your neck. Next time, I'll have you.

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Question: Why does James vomit before each race?

Chosen answer: It's a case of bad nerves before a race and has developed into a habitual behavioral pattern.


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