Following the Academy Award win for their documentary film Undefeated, Exclusive Media’s Spitfire Pictures will unveil their new documentary film “1”, the exhilarating and unvarnished true story of the rise of Formula 1™, at a red carpet Special Presentation event to kick off the inaugural 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ weekend in Austin, TX.
“1” is an action documentary that brings the glamour, speed, danger, and excitement of Formula One™ Grand Prix racing to the big screen. The film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1™, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous and the drivers were like rock stars with charisma and raw talent, but with many of them paying the ultimate price. “1” follows the story of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever. It is about the greatest show on earth - Formula 1™.
The high octane film includes never-before-seen archive footage, a rich soundtrack and the most impressive list of Formula 1™ interviewees ever assembled, including 12 world champions past and present. Their names include: Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill. Other notable interviewees are F1™ Chief, Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley, Formula 1™ team doctor Professor Sid Watkins, Jacky Ickx, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle.
“1” is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Paul Crowder, whose credits include Spitfire Pictures’ Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and The Last Play At Shea, and ESPN Films’ Once in a Lifetime.