New F1 Documentary '1' Tells Story Of 'Dangerous' Racing Era Of '60, '70s
The new F1 documentary "1" made its London debut Thursday. The film tells the story of the drivers who competed during F1’s dangerous '60s and '70s, and those who stood up to improve safety standards. Using rare archive footage, "1" features the largest list of F1 interviewees ever assembled for a single film, among them 12 world champions. Contributors include Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley, Professor Sid Watkins, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, John Surtees, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Jody Scheckter, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Jacky Ickx and Martin Brundle. The Spitfire Pictures, Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs production is directed by documentary maker Paul Crowder, whose credits include the award-winning "Riding Giants," and written by Crowder’s long-time creative partner Mark Monroe, the man behind Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove." Nigel Sinclair co-produced ''1'' with Michael Shevloff (F1).