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1 -- '"1" tells the story of a generation of Formula 1 drivers during the sport's deadliest period-those who risked their lives racing on the edge, and those who stood up to change the sport forever.
1 -- Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing, 1 tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.


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The True Story of the Drivers Who Risked Their Lives and Changed the Sport Forever
Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever. | Add synopsis »
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Michael Fassbender ... Narrator

Niki Lauda ... Himself

Lewis Hamilton ... Himself

Michael Schumacher ... Himself

Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Mario Andretti ... Himself

Jenson Button ... Himself
Bernie Ecclestone ... Himself
Nigel Mansell ... Himself
Sebastian Vettel ... Himself
Emerson Fittipaldi ... Himself
Jody Scheckter ... Himself
Eddie Jordan ... Himself
Damon Hill ... Himself
Jacky Ickx ... Himself
Martin Brundle ... Himself
Lord Hesketh ... Himself
Robert Kubica ... Himself - Polish Formula One Driver
Sid Watkins ... Himself
Freddie Hunt ... Himself
Jane Birbeck ... Herself
John Surtees ... Himself
Herbie Blash ... Himself
Max Mosley ... Himself
Jo Ramirez ... Himself
Clive Chapman ... Himself
John Miles ... Himself
Brigitte Hill ... Herself
Koen Vergeer ... Himself
Maurice Hamilton ... Himself
Roy Topp ... Himself
Paddy McNally ... Himself
John Watson ... Himself
Sally Swart ... Herself
Nigel Roebuck ... Himself
Eddie Dennis ... Himself
John Barnard ... Himself
John Hogan ... Himself
Brett Lunger ... Himself
Colin Chapman ... Himself (archive footage)
François Cévert ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Enzo Ferrari ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Hunt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronnie Peterson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Peter Revson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ayrton Senna ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roger Williamson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Crowder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Monroe 

Produced by
Tobin Armbrust .... executive producer
Jonathan Bracey-Gibbon .... associate producer
Alexander Yves Brunner .... executive producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Michele Farinola .... co-producer
Nicholas Ferrall .... associate producer: Spitfire Pictures
Rodney Frazier .... co-producer
Mike Montgomery .... co-producer
Michael Shevloff .... producer
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Alison Taupier .... co-producer
Ian Watermeier .... co-producer
Glen Zipper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Matter Music (original music by)
Film Editing by
Paul Crowder 
Production Management
Jamie Boulton .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... co-supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy B. Davis .... sound effects editor
William R. Dean .... co-supervising sound editor (as Bill Dean)
William R. Dean .... sound designer (as Bill Dean)
Alan Hayslip .... sound effects librarian
Nicholas Interlandi .... sound editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Meadows .... sound designer
Ceri Thomas .... mix technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Guimaraes .... steadicam operator: 3D
John Betancourt .... ultimate arm operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Robert Benedict .... assistant editor
Jamie Boulton .... additional editor
Jamie Boulton .... first assistant editor
Alexandra De La Vega .... post-production supervisor
Andy Lichtstein .... digital colorist
Lara Mazzawi .... first assistant editor
David Palmer .... additional editor
Juan Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ric Markmann .... musical director
Dan Pinnella .... musical director
Chris Wagner .... musical director
Transportation Department
Brian Mussetter .... camera car driver
Other crew
Pavel P. Bozhkov .... production assistant
Kate Coe .... archival research and clearances
Andy Gosche .... producers asssistant
Beau Ste. Marie .... post prodution coordinator

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112 min

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Factual errors: During the sequence depicting the 1996 Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne, several shots from the 1994 Australian Grand Prix held at Adelaide are included, as well as other races from as late as 2006. There are also onboard shots of Michael Schumacher driving for both Ferrari and Benetton. The race is also implied to have been running for at least some time before Martin Brundle'a accident, which in reality occurred early in the first lap.See more »


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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, not quite perfect documentary, 21 October 2013
Author: jjcseattle

This was an excellent documentary. I have recommended it to people with the advice, "you know a documentary is good if you will find it interesting even if you aren't interested in the subject matter". I think almost anyone would find this documentary very interesting.

I was a child of the 70s and remember seeing F1 races on TV, and remember the big names of the era from my childhood watching. This brought all of that back and filled in a lot of the details about the decades from 1970-2000 that I have learned as an adult.

The timing of the film was very well executed, not spending too long in any period but also including important events.

The voice-over was well-paced and measured, and had just the right intonation to induce suspense at the right times.

The effects in the soundtrack captured racing mechanics at its best. The music soundtrack captured the progression of time well.

My only criticism (and why I give it 8 and not 9 or 10 stars) is that they put just a bit too much focus on the safety of the sport... at times it feels like it is a documentary about racing car safety and not ... racing. Still, it doesn't err too far in this direction, so I still feel it is worthy of an 8 for any racing fan.

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