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,
they shared an apartment, they didn’t share an apartment, he just stayed there a few nights when they’d been out having a good time, with girls! Of course! nothing else! He didn’t have his own flat, it was James’s he just put him up sometimes, indefinitely, maybe for months, maybe if I never say specific you will stop asking, James was an annoying flatmate who never did the dishes, James was broke and introduced him to his ‘spare girlfriends’ to make up for not helping with the rent, they met at the track, they met at a bar, they broke into a track together and he told off a policeman for James, “I remember those times very well,” it was the beginning of everything but no “I don’t remember” where the flat was, I won’t tell you, I don’t want you to look it up, we only had sex with girls not each other (as if anyone would have assume otherwise), he was the only one I could be with, James was different, when I looked into his eyes I could tell everything he was feeling, “I loved your father,” we looked after each other from the heart....
it laminations of longing and denial and repression and pretense and bleed through, and probably it was exactly as much as we know about happening and no more, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still a love affair.
Title: Just a Kiss
Pairing: James Hunt/Niki Lauda
Rating: Mature [R]
Word Count: 3,430
Summary: When James and Niki kiss each other for a dare, neither of them can quite put it out of their minds.
( this is also a guide for new F1 fans that want to know more about the driver , the fans , and the ships/ Part.2 Part.3, Part.4, Part.5, Part.6 , Part.7) Not my gifs
The definition on a IT couple , the couple that first got me and many more of the f1 fans in this rabbit whole of ships . They were the first drivers to have a bromance or so to say romance , as open as they did . In the era o media and the start of the explosion on ships, Max and Daniel were the ship , people were usually first introduced to . Sadly they have divorced sense Daniel’s departure from Red Bull , but now they seem to be coming back together for our eternal happiness. ❤️
This ship came to be , on the horizon of the divorce of Maxiel , Carlando came as a comfort to those orphaned by the previous ship . This ship is the embodiment of the trope of the twink and the smoking hot spaniard. Carlos and Lando are the cutest ship in f1 in the moment , but there are dark times to come . As the 2020 comes to the end also the foundation of this ship, Carlos is going to Ferrari , leaving Mclaren and Lando behind , but we cannot do anything but hope that their relationship won’t change.🧡
Alex Albon X George Russel :
This two are the example of bros being bros , so much that they have heart eyes for each other , it’s only their second year in F1 but they already have amazing chemistry and present a very strong relationship. Such as when recently George defended Alex’s poor qualification on the Hungarian gran prix saying the car was the one to blame not his beloved Alex .💙
Launt/ Rathunt :
This is a ship most of the new f1 fans don’t know is one of the olderships . It was also popularized after the film Rush . But none the less they represent the old gays this ship shows that bromances were not created in the 21 centuries, but has been a think for long . ❤️
This is a ship that was born when Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen , were both teammates in Ferrari . The contrast of the silent iceman Kimi , and the kind Sebastian made some F1 fans love their interactions and their time as teammates. The are viewed by some fans as the “parents” of the younger generation and being two fathers themself they do bring that dad energy to the grid . ❤️
This ship , well , it has somewhat of a bittersweet ending, Nico and Lewis were friends sense their early days of carting, but their relationship took a turn for the worst when they got to F1 specially when they became teammates at Mercedes . The more Lewis won the more the relationship between the two deteriorated. Even getting to the point where the two of them became more rivals than friends . This ship has a bittersweet ending when Nico left Mercedes after winning the championship and retiring from F1. 🖤 🤍
Fandom: Rush (2013), Formula 1 RPF
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Hunt/Niki Lauda
Characters: Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Clay Regazzoni, Emerson Fittipaldi
Additional Tags: Serious Injuries, Slow Burn, Slow To Update, Past Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, References to Depression, Alcohol Withdrawal
Watching them is like watching a tragedy play brought to life. Things should have gone back to normal after Niki made his triumphant comeback and James should have reverted to his usual self (drinking, whoring and smoking enough to forget himself) and yet...
The Green Hell changed more than just Lauda.
The first big surprise after the accident was that Hunt was Lauda's emergency contact, and had to be informed of the crash before he got on the podium. The second was his reaction. His presence was minimal during the two following races, appearing to drive and then going straight to Mannheim, haunting Lauda's bedside.
hah. I had a dream last night that I was reading Launt fic, which fits with the fact that I was trying to outline before I fell asleep last night, only.... way off to the side.
Because in my dream I was like ‘this fic is kind of middling quality, like, well written technically but it’s out of character.... but it’s so cute so I’ll stick with it’
It was like, an imaginary incident at a practice or quali (probably) with a lot of cars involved but nobody seriously hurt, maybe it was like, dampish and not a race so they weren’t going flat out, but still, like, A Mess because they all tend to be idiots, and of course James managed to be right in the middle of it, and came away with a hurt wrist and a bit of a bump on the head/a little disoriented, so the team doctor or the track medics or whoever were like “We would like to take you to get an x-ray and your head looked at, please, just to be safe” but James would absolutely not budge until he knew that Niki was okay because he hadn’t been seen in the crowd filtering back in to wait for the cleanup.
So they had to send people out to find him, while an increasingly frustrated and antsy James continued arguing with the medics. And when Niki was finally dragged over, he was like “I was fine! I managed to miss all you idiots in the middle of the track, only I got a puncture off some debris and it took a while to get back to the pits and I am busy with my team, why are you being like this, they said you were okay??”
but then when he hears the brain scan part (not from James ofc) (MRIs weren’t invented yet, but it was mediocre writing and also A Dream) and is like, “hmm, actually they’re going to be clearing away a long time and the weather’s getting worse, if they’re going to look at your big head I would like to supervise”
because he’s suddenly worried (he always assumes James is fine, somehow he always is fine, because his luck is terrible and wonderful like that, and he doesn’t like to consider that that could change) because it’s early days and they’re still each other Main Person, and insists on going along, which was more than mildly baffling to the medical team people but by that point they just want to move this process along and at least this way James has stopped being Stubborn While Tall And Injured, and really it was Very OOC, I remember thinking that as I was “reading” it in my dream, and also thinking, oh James you secretly were really worried but you also wanted him to offer to come with, you big inarticulate sweetheart.... (he was fine though! little sore and headachy and annoyed to be told to ‘take it easy’ for his head, but total mountain out of a mole hill situation!)
And I keep think of this fic, wishing I could reread it, because it was so sweet and I wanted to know what happened later! And that it was more plausible & in character. But that my brain had given me something more sensible and useful than a silly fic from a non-existent mediocre writer so that at least I could “plagiarize” them 😂
Fandom(s): Rush (2013), Formula 1 RPF
Pairing: James Hunt/Niki Lauda
When Niki is publicly outed in a kiss-and-tell James comes to his rescue, but finds himself surprisingly intrigued by this unsuspected side to his friend. When Niki is injured in a horrific crash shortly afterwards, James has to face the fact he may have feelings for him - but being James he can’t just tell him so, and Niki is apparently incapable of taking a hint.