People and machinery well known to Historic Formula One players and fans assembled recently on a disused runway at Blackbushe Airport to shoot scenes for the forthcoming Ron Howard directed movie RUSH.
Images by Nichola Aigner
Every generation has sporting titans. Legendary Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt were more than rivals, they were totemic figures that defined their era and their struggle for the 1976 World Championship is one of the great stories in Twentieth-century sport. The movie is called RUSH and it has been nearly 50 years since GRAND PRIX, probably the only F1 film of note that has been made. Historic Formula One racing fans deserve a film that shows the spectacle of their sport!
RUSH began principal photography at the end of February and runs until the end of May. The movie is due for Cinematic release early in 2013. Historic Formula One is both thrilled and proud to have provided assistance, advice and contacts to achieve its aim of being a great Motor Sport Film. Oscar winning director HOWARD and his assembled team have been putting great efforts into the production.
It has been agreed to show selected pictures during the production and this selection is from the disused runway at Blackbushe airfield where the production team has built a pit complex for selected Pit scenes. Filming continues in Germany and Austria and returns for Race Unit photography in May to be filmed at race circuits in the UK.