The Formula One documentary 1 was first shown in Austin last year in advance of the inaugural US Grand Prix. Speaking to more F1 personalities than have ever been put in one film together, from John Surtees, Jackie Stewart and Jacky Ickx to Sebastian Vettel, Max Mosley and Martin Brundle, and produced by an award-winning crew of documentary makers, 1 focuses on the sport's safety and how it has moved on from the deadly game of the sixties and seventies to a far safer endeavor today.

If you missed it in Austin you'll your chance again soon: ten days after Ron Howard's F1 thriller Rush hits the big screen, 1 will be hitting iTunes and onDemand. You can watch the trailer for 1 below, as well as an interview from last year with the documentary's director and one of the producers on a local Austin news program.






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      davido
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's disturbing to know that the first patent for bladder type fuel cells was issued in 1921, that they were in common use in combat aircraft by 1941, but that they didn't get into F1 cars until 1970. It's disturbing as well to realize that quick release steering wheels were being used in Indy Roadsters in the 50's but were also not used in F1 until 1970. So an F1 car would crash, the metal fuel tank would rupture, the fuel would ignite, and the rescuers had to find a way to get the steering wheel off before they could extricate the driver. How stupid and terribly wasteful.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        I think that utter thought is what kept drivers so sharp. But everyone is only human.