Rush to Glory: FORMULA 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Rush to Glory: FORMULA 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Tom Rubython


the best 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 formulation 1 racing whereas Lauda was once global champion and the odds-on favourite for ’76 with a year’s agreement sooner than him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to signal a multi-year deal. James Hunt, and not using a force until eventually Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren agreement, grabbed the McLaren force with either palms and the aid of buddy John Hogan and Marlboro cigarettes. the outcome? drivers in an epic sixteen-race conflict around the globe for the '76 identify, finally determined by means of a unmarried element. repute, wealth, medications, intercourse, and the remainder of globetrotting Nineteen Seventies formulation 1 racing are encompassed within the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. on the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda approximately died in a fiery crash, simply to emerge six weeks later, serious burns on his face and head, to pursue his competition with Hunt. all of it got here all the way down to the final race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, the place Hunt received the championship via the slimmest attainable margin. The e-book 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 famous person, as opposed to supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the 1st sub-seven minute lap round the Ring.

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