New F1 documentary “1” revealed in trailer (VIDEO)

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Rush won’t be our only taste of F1 action from the seventies this fall as another new F1 film is heading our way.

The enigmatically-titled “1” is a documentary which looks at the high-risk era of the sixties and seventies, when many drivers lost their lives and suffered serious injuries, and how changes to the sport made F1 safer.

The documentary makers had access to a wealth of Formula One personalities including a dozen world champions and other figures who shaped the sport. They include FOM boss Bernie Ecclestone and ex-FIA president (and formerly Ecclestone’s right-hand man) Max Mosley.

“1” uses a combination of archive footage and newly-filmed interviews to explain the changes to the sport and how it became the multi-billion dollar global phenomenon it is today.

The documentary, narrated by Michael Fassbender, has a lot to live up to following the success of 2011’s Senna, which told the story of the racing career of the Brazilian thrice-champion.

It will be available to download and view from October 1st, just a few weeks after Rush opens in cinemas.

What do you make of the trailer – and do you plan to watch it? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

Final Rolex 24 results by class

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For the third time in four years, Wayne Taylor Racing is victorious in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Kamui Kobayashi drove the team’s No. 10 Cadillac for the race’s final three hours, and won by more than a minute over the No. 77 Mazda of Oliver Jarvis. Loic Duvall finished third in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac.

Joining Kobayashi in victory lane were co-drivers, Regner van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe.

Here’s a look at some of the winners in the other classes:

LMP2: 

The No. 81 Dragonspeed ORECA crossed the finish line first in the five-car LMP2 class, with Ben Hanley winning by two laps over the second-place Mathiasen Motorsports entry driven by Gabriel Abury. Nic Minassian finished third in the No. 18 Era Motorsport entry.

Dragonspeed’s winning team also included co-drivers Colin Braun, Harrison Newey and Henrik Hedman.

GTLM:

For the second consecutive year, BMW RLL took the GLTM class honors, as Jesse Krohn took the checkered flag in the team’s No. 24 BMW M8 GTE. Krohn was joined by co-drivers John Edwards, Augusto Farfus and Chaz Mostert.

Porsche Teammates Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy finished second and third, respectfully.

GTD:

The Andrea Caldarelli took the class honors in the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Paul Miller Racing, finishing ahead of Marco Mapelli and Mirko Bortolotti.

Caldarelli’s co-drivers included Bryan Sellers, Corey Lewis and Madison Snow.

Click here for full race results by class

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