New trailer for Formula 1 biopic ‘Rush’ released – watch

Chris Hemsworth stars as 1970s racing driver James Hunt, while Daniel Brühl plays rival Niki Lauda

A new trailer has been released for Rush, the eagerly-anticipated Formula 1 biopic from director Ron Howard. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Rush focuses on the rivalry between hard-partying British racing driver James Hunt and his more disciplined Austrian adversary Niki Lauda as they battle for the 1976 Formula 1 world championship. Thor actor Chris Hemsworth stars as Hunt, while Daniel Brühl from Inglourious Basterds plays Lauda.

The film has a script by Peter Morgan, whose previous screenplays include The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Last King Of Scotland. Morgan is also writing the upcoming biopic of Freddie Mercury starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Howard shot scenes at several real-life motor racing circuits, including Brands Hatch in Kent, Snetterton in Norfolk, Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire and the famous Nürburgring in Germany. The film uses a mix of vintage Formula 1 cars and replicas.

The cast also includes Natalie Dormer from Game Of Thrones and Olivia Wilde from Tron: Legacy. Rush drives into UK cinemas on September 13 and opens a week later on September 20 in the US.