grand prix

Just watched a great doco on the bad old days of formula one. A fine example of how when things are wrong they won’t get right unless you do something about it.

— yak sox @ 6:47 pm, May 24, 2011


  1. I used to love F1 when james Hunt and Murray walker did the commentary. it’s no fun these days.
    the Frankenheimer movie Grand Prix (1966) is worth seeking out. opening and closing scenes are francoise hardy on the beach in double denims. changed my life when i saw that.

    Comment by Ann O'Dyne — May 24, 2011 @ 9:33 pm
  2. Oh, I didn’t know that James Hunt did commentary. This doco finishes up on the note that 1976 was the first year that no one was killed, and that safety advances were propelled (certainly by legends like Jackie Stewart) but by big-money sponsorship coming to the table, and ironically, overwhelmingly tobacco companies.

    Comment by YS — May 25, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

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