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,
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.
Launt: "Have you been drinking?" "yes but that's beside the point!"
It's Niki's turn in the bed that night,but James crawls into at 3 in the morning. Niki is rudely awoken toJames' foot in his groin, and hits him very hard on the side of theface. It takes them both a couple of seconds to realise what'shappening, Niki that he isn't being attacked, and James that hisfriend has just socked him in the jaw.
“You fucking prick.” James says,holding his jaw. His voice is slurred. “What was that for?”
“You kicked me in the balls!” Nikisnaps, clutching his crown jewels. “Why are you here?!”
“To go to sleep!” James isn'twearing a shirt, or much else really. In the darkness, Niki can justmake out a pair of underpants that are bright yellow.
“It's my turn in the bed.” Nikigrabs hold of the covers and pulls them around himself. “Fuck offto the couch.”
“No.” James says, and lays downwith his head on the pillow. “My bed. I'm going to sleep.”
“Go fuck yourself arsehole.” Nikisays, and pulls the pillow out from underneath James' head. He burieshis face in it, and it smells of booze. “Have you been drinking?”
“Yes, but that's besides the point!”James makes grabby hands towards the pillow. “I want to sleepNikolas.”
“Don't call me that.” Niki says,sharp.
“Nikolas.” James repeats, “AndreasNikolas Lauda.”
Niki hits him over the head with thepillow. “Shut the fuck up, or I will punch you again.”
“Go on then.” James says, brave andfoolish all at once. Niki hits him on the ear. “Ow! Fuck off!”
“You fuck off!” Niki tries to hithim again, but James catches his hand, frightenly quick for a drunkman. “Get off.”
“No.” James says, and closes hiseyes almost comically. “I'm sleeping.”
“Give me my hand back.” Niki says,and James squeezes it tight. “You're not asleep.”
“I am.” James says, and Niki triesto wrestle his hand back. It doesn't work.
“James.” He says, “Give me myhand back.”
“Asleep.” James says, and Nikigrowls under his breath.
He has two options. The first is to hitJames over and over again with his left hand until James moves hisarse out of the bed and onto the couch. Or, he can lay down next toJames and go to sleep.
He picks the latter.
“I hate you.” Niki says, layingdown and stealing the covers. “Very very much.”
“I know.” James says, and eventhough he's got his eyes shut, he's smiling.