It’s been a bumper year for motorsport documentaries. We’ve had ones on Bruce McLaren and Williams, and there’s a mini-series about the current McLaren team due to appear on Amazon a bit later this year, which should be fun.
Now we can add another one to the list. Ferrari: Race to Immortality takes a close look at the early days of the Scuderia in F1 when it was much less of a powerhouse than it was now and when Enzo Ferrari was just trying to establish himself like any other team owner.
Now footage from the 1950s isn’t exactly easy to come by, but judging from this trailer the film makers have not only found plenty of good stuff, but it looks like much of it is in colour too.
Some of the great Ferrari drivers of the era, such as Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, Luigi Musso and others will feature prominently as they battled each other during what was probably motorsport’s most dangerous decade.
It’s great to see the 1950s being given the spotlight as it can be one of the sports most underrepresented eras and judging from the trailer, it looks like being something you wont want to miss.
It releases in cinemas on 3 November, with the Digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray release happening on 6 November.