5 Star Documentary
Lauda: The Untold Story, In Cinemas 2nd July 2015 for one night only.
In 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, LAUDA: THE UNTOLD STORY explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nürburgring, then follows Lauda’s courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later.
The film also investigates the impact that his crash had, not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motorsports legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Marc Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass and many more.
This film/documentary is what every F1 fan has been waiting for since that day back in 76. We all reeled back in horror at the crash and then the fact that he survived, never mind that he wanted to get back in an F1 car, and marvelled at the time he took to do it. With every one that is or was something in Formula 1 contributing, you know you are being taught both by people who lived through it and people who knew the ones that didn’t make it. We also see the development of the world famous race track, Nürburgring, from its conception to the modifications and the battle the drivers had with circuits to stay alive to race again.