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11German magazine in trouble after saying Schumacher now looks like Niki Lauda

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.

12Ron Howard's Rush caught filming at 'Ring

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.

10eBay Find of the Day: Niki Lauda's race-winning 1974 Ferrari 312 B3

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.

17Ron Howard's Rush gears up to relive Lauda/Hunt showdown

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.

16Ron Howard signs on to direct Lauda biopic Rush

Le Mans. Grand Prix. Senna. Even Days of Thunder. Legendary racing films all, but our list is preparing to grow by one more epic saga played out on the silver screen.

6Niki Lauda lines up on the grid for his own biopic

With the Senna biopic now streaming to television sets everywhere, reports are coming in that another film is undergoing production that focuses on Niki Lauda.

8Space Cadet: Niki Lauda training to be an astronaut with Virgin Galactic?!

From left to right: Rubens Barrichello, Sir Richard Branson, Niki Lauda

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