South Africa will soon go into a lockdown situation at midnight on.Thursday People will have to remain in their homes for all but the most essential reasons. These steps are necessary if we plan to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, as it is also known. While some people will be able to perform part of their workload remotely from home a large segment of the population will be indoors with very little to do. With that in mind we bring you this list of car content to watch part 2, to binge on during the next 21 days. You can read Part 1 of the series by clicking here.
Among this list are movies and online shows that cover a wide spectrum of motoring, from racing documentaries to action comedies. If you can think of any others, please post them below the link to this story on our Facebook page. While the list below includes titles we suggest you watch there is also a list we recommend you avoid at all costs. These include: Fast and Furious (2-27), Driven, Overdrive, Gone in 60 Seconds, Drive, The (2003) Italian Job and Need for Speed.
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Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 1 and 2)
The world of Formula One is usually shrouded in secrecy. In Formula 1: Drive to Survive we get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the world’s fastest sport. In a collaboration between Netflix and Formula 1 fans get to look into the lives of driver’s and (potty-mouth) managers, as well as visit their homes and learn how the sport and its business operates. It’s gripping viewing so we suggest only starting episode one when you have time to spare. With the start of the 2020 F1 season postponed indefinitely, this will satiate fans of the sport.
The Gentleman Driver
Motorsport isn’t just about professional racers. In fact, the vast majority of drivers are not paid to race. In The Gentleman Driver we follow four tycoons who take an unconventional path into the high-octane world of endurance racing. Each is highly-successful in their business endeavours, but they learn that in racing, money can’t buy success
No sports fan should miss Rush. It centres on the Hunt–Lauda rivalry that was brewing in Formula One in the mid-1970s. The two drivers, the British James Hunt and the Austrian Niki Lauda were almost opposites in their approach to racing and life, yet they had just one goal: to win. Rush faithfully recounts the 1976 F1 season and the fateful crash that nearly ended Lauda’s life. The triple world champion passed away almost a year ago; you can read about his storied career by clicking here.
This award-winning short film showcases the record-breaking run by Ari Vatanen up the Pikes Peak Hill Climb course. Watch as the Finnish rally ace, and multiple Dakar Rally winner, manhandles his Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak racer up the US’s most famous mountain pass, at some points using just one hand, using his other palm to effect the most famous (and coolest) sun-visor in motorsport history. The bespoke machine had 447 kW of power, weighed 900 kg and featured all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steer. See the full video below.
Ford vs Ferrari
One of the newest releases on this list recounts the famous battle between Ford and Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Great performances by the two leads, playing Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles as well as realistic stunts make for great viewing and not just for motorsport fans either. Click here to read about the sale of one of the movie cars.