Rush

Factual error: Lauda is an Austrian. Yet when his name appears on scoreboards with his country abbreviation, it shows AUS, which is for Australia. AUT is for Austria.

Pier Pistocchi

Factual error: In the animation of the valves opening inside the engine, there is a screw thread visible where the spark plug should be. (00:55:00)

David Atkinson

Factual error: At Watkins Glen 1973 there is an accident during practice. That is correct, but Cevert's Tyrrell did not go under the guardrail. It landed on top of it after the crash. In 1974 Helmut Koinigg went under the guardrail and was killed, so this seems to be a hybrid of those two accidents. (00:21:40)

Factual error: When James Hunt is in the rain, he has raindrops on his visor. At that speed, no drops can stay on anything. And besides that, most water will go over his head. A few drops might hit his helmet.

Paul Moortgat

Factual error: Hunt gets out of a limo to visit Lauda at an airport. It takes place in 1977, but the limo is a Lincoln that was not produced until 1980. (01:47:30)

Leicaman

Factual error: The results of the Japanese Grand Prix are incorrect, with Alan Jones omitted from the film version. Jones finished 4th with Regazzoni 5th; the film places Regazzoni in 4th and Laffite in 5th.

Factual error: Lauda is an Austrian. Yet when his name appears on scoreboards with his country abbreviation, it shows AUS, which is for Australia. AUT is for Austria.

Pier Pistocchi

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James Hunt: The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel. It's a wonderful way to live. It's the only way to drive.

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Trivia: The Formula 1 cars you see in this film are Formula 3 vehicles with fake F1 bodywork. They were used because Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth were not allowed to drive real Formula 1 cars.

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Question: Why does James vomit before each race?

Answer: It's a case of bad nerves before a race and has developed into a habitual behavioral pattern.

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