Ask any motorsport fan and they’ll tell you: you can find every bit of drama, tension, conflict and action of Hollywood’s greatest films on any given day at a professional racetrack. That fact seems to have occurred to director Ron Howard as well, turning the real-life rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda into the basis for his high-octane drama Rush.
The film marks one of the few occasions when racing fans have a film to look forward to, which is a problem that more writers and directors need to rectify. The realm of racing is as varied as the personalities that seem drawn to it, and it doesn’t take long to find a few real-life stories which would make for strong films.
There are too many to name, but here are 4 True Racing Stories We’d Like To See On Film.