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    Motorsports: Lauda irked at Red Bull for dropping circuit corner that bore his name
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    Austria hasn't hosted a Formula One grand prix since the 2003 race at the old A1 Ring. Since then Red Bull bought the track, renovated it and returned it to the calendar this year as the Red Bull Ring for a race on June 22. We could look at this as a quaint story of a historic F1 track finally ...

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    Video: XCAR marks 20-year anniversary of Senna's passing with Mercedes 190E Cosworth
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    While the automotive world is focusing on the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, there was much, much more to the legendary driver than his untimely passing at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. XCAR has the story of a younger Senna, who, by a stroke of luck, found himself matched up ...

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    Report: German magazine in trouble after saying Schumacher now looks like Niki Lauda
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    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 ...

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    Video: Why we love racing and racing drivers
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    The Racers starts off with a quote from legendary racecar driver Sir Stirling Moss: "There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well... Drive and make love." Whether that's true or not, it sets the tone of the video, to be sure, and is fitting for a film that romanticizes Formula One ...

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    Official: Ferrari pays tribute to Niki Lauda with one-off 458
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    Though Niki Lauda may today be chairman of the Mercedes F1 team, anyone who's seen Rush will know that he's inexorably tied to Ferrari. And it's that bond that Ferrari has celebrated with this special-edition 458 Italia. Commissioned by an evidently dedicated fan through Maranello's Tailor Made ...

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    Video: F1 2013 Classic Edition to make Lauda's 1976 Ferrari playable
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    We'll cop to the fact that we might be a bit overly excited about the upcoming F1 2013 video game, specifically the Classic Edition. Codemasters has released umpteen trailers for the title already, mostly pretty cool ones, with cars lapping classic Formula One tracks that are set to be included ...

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    Video: Latest Rush trailer reminds us that James Hunt was awesome
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    Rush, the upcoming Ron Howard flick that focuses on the intense rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One World Championship, is looking better and better with each trailer. The most recent spot focuses on Hunt, playing up his reputation as a notorious womanizer and ...

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    Video: Ron Howard's Rush gets new featurette
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    As you're likely aware by now, the classic 1976 Formula 1 season is being immortalized courtesy of the movie Rush, showcasing the rivalry between the British James Hunt, driving for McLaren, and the Austrian Niki Lauda, driving for Ferrari. In the film, the fun-loving Hunt is played by Chris ...

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    Video: Ron Howard's Rush gets second trailer in a week
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    In this, second and latest installment of trailers for the upcoming Ron Howard movie, Rush, we get a glimpse of how Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl will handle there respective roles as Hunt and Lauda. Yes, it seems there may actually be a bit of acting tossed in between racing in the rain, ...

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    Video: Ron Howard's Rush trailer sets stage for an epic F1 drama
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    The story of the 1975 Formula One World Championship – and the rivalry cum friendship between Niki Lauda and James Hunt that lies at its core ­– is one step closer to making its Hollywood splash. The first theatrical trailer of Rush has cropped up on YouTube, and it's safe to say ...

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    Video: Watch the filming of Niki Lauda's 'Ring crash for Ron Howard's Rush
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    The production crew for Ron Howard's Rush recently stopped by the Nürburgring to recreate Niki Lauda's infamous Formula One crash during the 1976 Nürburgring GP. Lauda's car suffered a catastrophic failure on the second lap, launching him into the guardrail and placing his crumpled ...

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    Report: Ron Howard's Rush caught filming at 'Ring
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    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. We've known for some ...

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

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    Ron Howard's Rush gears up to relive Lauda/Hunt showdown
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    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. One of the most promising is a ...

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    Report: Ron Howard signs on to direct Lauda biopic Rush
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    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. That project, as we reported last month, is set to focus on the battle between Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the 1978 Formula 1 ...

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    Report: Director of Bourne films pondering F1 movie
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    The driving scenes in the Bourne film series are top notch, arguably on the list of all-time great motoring action on the silver screen. Director Paul Greengrass is the man behind the second and third Bourne films, and he's looking for new projects. One of them would have Greengrass directing ...

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    Report: Niki Lauda lines up on the grid for his own biopic
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    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. The Austrian driver is a three-time Formula One World Champion and rated as one of the best of all time. His career spanned over the ...

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    Space Cadet: Niki Lauda training to be an astronaut with Virgin Galactic?!
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    From left to right: Rubens Barrichello, Sir Richard Branson, Niki Lauda
    The thing about racing careers is that they end rather early. And with world champions getting younger every year, that's not about to change. So after hitting their prime, some drivers choose to stick with it a while longer, ...

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