I love retro F1 sm and when I saw Rush I was trying to identify all the drivers in the background. And then I really put in the effort and did so much research on trying to identify the drivers lol bc I love them sm. So here are the drivers from the 1976 grid that I spotted so far! If I missed any or you think I got someone wrong, don't hesitate to tell me!
I tried so hard lmao it got a bit inconsistent later on bc drivers back then would change their overalls halfway through their season lol.
Drivers featured are: Tom Pyrce, Jody Scheckter, Clay Regazzoni, Carlos Pace, Emerson Fittipaldi, Patrick Depailler, Graham Hill, Jochen Mass, John Watson, Jacques Laffite, Gunnar Nilsson, Carlos Reutemann, Guy Edwards, Michel Leclere, Ronnie Peterson, Bob Evans, Harald Ertl, Chris Amon, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Arturo Merzario, Jean Pierre Jarier,
We had a respectful, nice relationship, going back to our days in Formula Three. We trusted each other. He would not push you off the road, which in those days was important. So that film, Rush, is good. It’s 80% correct, with a bit of Hollywood.
Niki Lauda talking about James Hunt in 2017, featuring: “[James] is still alive for me”, saying they had a lot of sex but not with each other when they shared an apartment, and telling the story of James partying so hard that he fell asleep at the wheel during an F1 test the next day—all in the space of 3 and a half minutes