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Rush Vs. Real Life: Where Fact Meets Fiction - 19/9/2013 5:15:55 PM   
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Nice Article - 19/9/2013 5:15:55 PM   
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I liked Rush a lot, despite the dramatic licence (it's a movie after all).

Thought you were going to mention also that Hunt was actually disqualified from British GP win (not mentioned in film) and that at Monza Ferrari made up a story pre-race that McLaren's fuel was illegal, relgating Hunt to the back of the grid where he promptly crashed on the first lap. McLaren were duly cleared the week after, but too late!

Sure this and other stories were omitted for time reasons, but the excellent doc about them will fill in the gaps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c19DqS127Ac

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But Hunt proposed to Suzy Miller in the film, when they FIRST met- didn't he??

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British GP - 1/10/2013 4:46:12 PM   
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Perhaps the most glaring omission of the film was that Hunt, following lobbying from Ferrari, had his British GP victory stripped after the race.

After a crash on the first lap the race was stopped, the rules are that you must complete the circuit and pit, Hunt however was right next to one of the plethora of access roads off the track and used that as it was a lot quicker. Ferrari used that tiny technicality to have the first Brit to win their home GP in many years stripped of his title.
Unlike the Spain incident, where Hunt was stripped of his win, he did not get the points back on this one.

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