McLaren M23, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Rush filming, 2011

Ron Howard filming Rush at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

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F1 fans are in for another cinema treat following the success of Senna.

Rush, which tells the story of James Hunt and Niki Lauda’s battle for the 1976 world championship, is being filmed by Oscar awarding-winning director Ron Howard.

Howard’s crew have been filming at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, scene of Lauda’s near-fatal crash that year, using cars from the period.

These images show a McLaren M23, Surtees TS19 and a pair of March 761s lapping the Nordschleife. See here for more pictures.

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97 comments on “Ron Howard filming Rush at the Nurburgring Nordschleife”

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  1. Well this film looks promising but i’m not going to watch it exclusively with the eyes of an F1 fan. It just doesn’t strike me as that sort of film.

  2. there hasnt been a pure race film since Le Mans and before that it was Frankenheimer’s grand Prix.

    Can Ron pull it off?

  3. This will be worthy of seeing and a Blu-ray purchase as well once its on home release.

  4. Look at Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” movie. Realistic and true to the most minute details of the mission. A great piece of film making and dramatic, even though we know the outcome of the movie, there were people crying in the theatres. Ron will make us F1 fans proud.

  5. just returned from the part built pits set at blackbush hampshire . i was luckily able to see hunt and lauda race at Kyalami in 76 ! . needless to say, cant wait to see a film about these two heroes .

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