Spoiler Alert: In Ron Howard's Formula One epic Rush, the recent feature film which depicted the classic, season-long battle between Chris Hemsworth's James Hunt and Daniel Brühl's Niki Lauda, a press conference is held when Lauda returns from the fiery, near-fatal crash at the Nürburgring that left him permanently disfigured.
Good motorsports films don't come up terribly often, but now and again, we get lucky. In 2011, we were graced with the very fine Senna documentary, and it appears there's another period Formula One racing piece that could be worth watching on the silver screen soon: Rush.
Every year, each Formula One team on the grid designs a brand-new car and builds a handful of them for use at grands prix around the world. So what happens to the old ones? Well, the less important ones might get scrapped, unfortunately. The more important ones might find their way into museum collections. But then there's a whole class of collectors who buy them for use at historic racing events or private track days.
We know the feeling. You watch a great movie, and then you want more. That's how trilogies are born. Unfortunately, that won't be possible with Asif Kapadia's celebrated documentary Senna, but that doesn't mean we can't have some more racing flicks in the pipeline.