Champions Forever: The Formula One Drivers

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Technology Documentary hosted by Stacy Keach, published by Leavell-Brunswick Productions in 1974 - English narration

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A legendary F1 documentary film made in 1974 that depicts the greatest popular motor sports world "F1". Many popular drivers at that time, Niki Lauda, ​​Jackie Stewart, James Hunt and others appear in the film. "One by One" is a documentary about the deadliness of Grand Prix racing, including footage of fatal racing accidents. The film was reissued as "The Quick and the Dead" in 1978 including the death of Tom Pryce at the 1977 South African Grand Prix and was later released also as "Champions Forever: The Formula One Drivers". Formula One drivers Peter Revson of the United States, Fran├žois Cevert of France, Jackie Stewart of Scotland, and Mike Hailwood of Great Britain are featured and share their personal philosophies, experiences and strategies. Some rare footage is included, like Jackie Stewart commenting the secrets of the Nordschleife while cruising the Ring in a cabriolet Rolls Royce, or on-board ride as Niki Lauda wrestles his BRM around the Montjuich Park. Or a trackside view of the carnage at Silverstone when Jody Scheckter lost control at the end of the first lap of the 1973 British Grand Prix. Also includes scenes where hundreds of thousands of fans camp by roadsides to catch a glimpse of the races and engage in rowdy festivities. Film focuses on the 1973 Formula 1 season, one of the deadliest in racing history. Included is the footage of British racing driver Roger Williamson's fatal crash at Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Williamson is killed as his car collides with the guardrail and ignites into flames. Friend and fellow driver David Purley tried to rescue Williamson from the burning car, but couldn't despite repeated efforts. Francois Cevert, one driver who was featured, died at the U.S. Grand Prix; Watkins Glen, New York in October of 1973. The year the film was released, a second driver featured in the film was killed in a Formula One accident, when Peter Revson, the heir to the billion-dollar Revlon cosmetics industry, lost his life while preparing for the South African Grand Prix. Shooting of the film began Feb 1973 at the start of the Grand Prix season. Drivers and races were filmed in thirteen countries, including locations in Europe, Brazil and South Africa, until Nov 1973. Race tracks include Monaco, Interlagos, Montjuich Park, Anderstorp, Zolder, Paul Ricard, Silverstone, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Monza and Watkins Glen. A Film by Claude DuBoc


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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
Video Bitrate: 1 916 Kbps
Video Resolution: 716x400
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 1 h 28 min
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.29 GB
Source: DVD
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