‘1’ is a visually spectacular ‘Action Documentary’. Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing it tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1’s™ deadliest period for the chance of glory, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.
Racing a Formula 1™ car was never for the faint of heart. But in the late 1960’s the cars doubled the size of their engines and sprouted wings making them incredibly quick and even more dangerous. With a new worldwide television audience and money pouring in from sponsorship came superstar drivers, thrown like gladiators in to the ring.
The men who managed to survive during this era became leaders, standing up to save lives in a sport that was stealing them at an unacceptable rate. Using rare archival footage and the greatest list of interviews ever assembled ‘1’ is about the spectacular birth of the greatest show on earth — Formula 1™.
Using rare and archival footage “1” features the largest list of F1™ interviewees ever assembled. From Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley and Dr.Sid Watkins and including 12 world champions past and present (Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Jody Scheckter, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button), to Jacky Ickx and Martin Brundle, amongst others.