HUNT VS. LAUDA ON THE BIG SCREEN
The dramatic, near-tragic duel between
James Hunt and Niki Lauda for the 1976
Formula 1 World Championship was always
a movie waiting to be made. Finally, it has.
WORDS Adam Cooper MAIN IMAGE LAT archive
Outside the car, James Hunt (LEFT) was
a colorful, affable English playboy. But
when the helmet went on, a complex
combination of raw talent, nerves and a
fearsome will to win proved an effective
match for Niki Lauda’s brisk, clinical
approach to racing. It set up a fascinating
and dramatic 1976 Formula 1 season.