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1976 German GP: Art imitates life

February 23rd, 2014 Posted in Motorsports, Nurburgring history

1976 German GP footage v Rush movie

Here’s a series of side-by-side animated GIFs comparing actual footage from Niki Lauda’s crash in the 1976 German GP with footage from Ron Howard’s movie Rush.

As you can see the Hollywood recreation is eerily accurate. The crash sequence from the movie can be seen after the break along with two more comparison sequences.

[Source: imgur via wtf1 | Thanks to Mick for the tip]

1976 German GP footage v Rush movie

1976 German GP footage v Rush movie

  1. One Response to “1976 German GP: Art imitates life”

  2. By Denis Gicquel on Feb 25, 2014

    Nice video but it seems strange to see a curve which looks like the GP track Dunlop-Kehre at 0:48…

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