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5 Best F1 Movies to watch for a die hard fan

Formula 1
Formula 1's most epic rivalries have also been played out on the silver screen.
George Howson
Modified 19 Apr 2019
Top 5 / Top 10

Formula 1 is an absolute thrill-ride in reality, so it's no surprise that there's been some excellent films based around the pinnacle of motorsport over the decades. From documentary films, to biopics, to the odd drama, there's been a huge variety of the types of films on offer. Which one is the best really depends on your taste, but there's definitely some that impress more than others, and with the rise of inline streaming services, more seem to be being made than ever before. So, with that being said, here's the five best F1 films of all time.

#5 - Weekend of a Champion

Roman Polanski (left) And Sir Jackie Stewart teamed up to make a fascinating film in 1972.
Roman Polanski (left) And Sir Jackie Stewart teamed up to make a fascinating film in 1972.

As can probably be assumed from the title, Weekend of a Champion focusses on then two-time F1 world champion, Jackie Stewart. The weekend in question is the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, the event which is always a highlight of the motor-sporting calendar. Roman Polanski helped direct the film, as he was a good friend of Sir Jackie's (something the Scot probably doesn't shout from the rooftops about these days). The film gave access to a real motor racing driver on the top of his game like we'd never seen before, and have rarely witnessed since.

While the 60's and 70's were very dangerous times to be a racing driver, (we'll get more onto that later) the glamour around the sport is completely unmatched today. With Price Rainier and Princess Grace at the helm of Monaco, it's an extremely nostalgic watch. There's also a peek back at other racing series at the time too, with an F3 race being showcased, which included a field with the likes of Roger Williamson and Patrick Depailler in it too.

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Published 19 Apr 2019, 02:58 IST
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