Rush to Glory: Formula 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Rush to Glory: Formula 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Tom Rubython


The maximum duel in formulation 1 background: the 1976 season among Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. because the '75 season ended, Hunt used to be out of FORMULA 1 racing while Lauda was world champion and the odds-on favourite for ’76 with a year’s agreement prior to him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to signal a multi-year deal. James Hunt, with no force until eventually Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren agreement, grabbed the McLaren force with either fingers and assistance from pal John Hogan and Marlboro cigarettes. The result? Two drivers in an epic sixteen-race conflict around the globe for the '76 name, eventually determined by means of a unmarried aspect. reputation, wealth, medicines, intercourse, and the remainder of globetrotting Seventies FORMULA 1 racing are encompassed within the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. on the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda approximately died in a fiery crash, merely to emerge six weeks later, critical burns on his face and head, to pursue his contention with Hunt. all of it got here right down to the final race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, the place Hunt received the championship through the slimmest attainable margin. The booklet is a learn in contrasts in the course of an period of Brut aftershave and disco intercourse events. James Hunt, mythical philanderer and formulation 1 rock big name, as opposed to supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the 1st sub-seven minute lap round the Ring. 

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