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Top 5 movies ever made on Formula One

Gurnam Jagota
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For decades now film-makers have tried to capture the essence of Formula One in movies and documentaries. While the topic itself is quite intriguing, not all the movies have gone down well with the audiences. A new documentary, “1″, was released recently, which depicts the previous lack of safety in Formula One and how things changed gradually to ensure that driver safety became a prominent issue in the sport.

Here’s a list of top 5 movies to be made on the sport of Formula One.

5. Weekend of a Champion (1972)

Poster of the movie

Poster of the movie ‘Weekend of a Champion’ featuring Jackie Stewart

The movie is about how World Champion Jackie Stewart prepared for the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix. Roman Polanski, a friend of Stewart, spent a weekend with driver both on and off track during the three-day race weekend. Polanski and Frand Simon, the directors of the movie, depicts a glimpse into the life of  Stewart who was then in the prime of his racing career.

Stewart’s lapping on the Monaco circuit, his take on each and every turn, and the dramatic and visceral footage of the actual race are the highlights of the movie. The movie was showcased in a special screening in 2012/13 with additions wherein Polanski and Stewart discuss Formula One and the issues that revolved around the sport then and now.

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