Grand Prix


Probably the best motor racing film ever.

I doubt there are many motorsports fans that havent seen, or at least heard of "Grand Prix".

Directed by John Frankenheimer, this classic 1966 film was both innovative and iconic, and is rightly classed as a motor sport masterpiece.

It featured a star studded international cast headed by James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter, and Françoise Hardy.

It also featured an even more impressive list of elite drivers, including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Chris Amon, Lorenzo Bandini, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, and Jochen Rindt.

James Garner in the cockpit James Garner in the cockpit Yves Montand in the cockpit Yves Montand in the cockpit
The cast of Grand Prix on the main straight at Monza
Françoise Hardy and Geneviève Page in the pits at Monza Françoise Hardy and Geneviève Page Françoise Hardy and Geneviève Page Françoise Hardy and Geneviève Page

Daily Telegraph - 21 December 2016

Nearly every motoring enthusiast has a favourite racing film. But 50 years ago today, MGM released possibly the ultimate Formula 1 screen drama. 

After five decades it is still possible to imagine the impact of the picture, and today Grand Prix is a glimpse into a lost world of F1 just before the advent of sponsorship and aerodynamics.

Yves Montand and Juan Manuel Fangio chat Yves Montand and Juan Manuel Fangio chat Juan Manuel Fangio

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For those of you who might not have seen the film there are some video clips scattered around the site to give you a taster.

For those who have, we've got a wealth of previously unpublished material to show you, including behind the scenes photos, and publicity shots.

This is a whole new angle on a classic and iconic film.