This is a Formula 1 documentary mostly about the history of F1 safety. I found it at Tsutaya.
It is very well made, has lots of footage I have never seen before, and interviews with many drivers past and present.
Some of the footage is hard to watch though, Formula 1 was an incredibly dangerous sport in the 60’s and especially the 70’s. So many drivers lost their lives because of almost non-existent safety in the cars and on the tracks. There was also the attitude in many drivers that the danger was what made the sport great, and that dying is preferable to slower but safer cars. Jackie Ickx was one of these drivers and he made no apologies for it, but drivers like Emerson Fittipaldi and Niki Lauda were champs. Niki tried to stop the race he had his accident in, but most drivers including Ickx insisted it go ahead.
A very good watch for an F1 fan, but it is gruesome in places.
Date watched: May 10th
Film count 2015: 66