8 Apr 2013

Here's the trailer for Rush - the movie about James Hunt and Niki Lauda in 1970s F1

Rush could be the best motor racing movie ever.  It's got Ron Howard at the helm, and a big budget.  The cars, people, and atmosphere from the 1970s seem to have been brilliantly recreated.

The only issue British F1 fans will have is how a musclebound American, Chris Hemsworth, will play James Hunt - the archetypal suave Brit.

We asked Alistair Caldwell, McLaren team manager during Hunt's tenure in the 70s and on-set advisor to Ron Howard during the filming of Rush, what he thought. Alastair said Hemsworth was uncannily similar to Hunt and that his portrayal was accurate. So now you know.