Documentary Hack
1: Life on the LimitBy Paul Crowder

In a Nutshell

Paul Crowder's 2013 documentary, One: Life on the Limit, depicts the evolution of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, chronicling the advancements in car design and safety technology through the lives of the racers.

Favorite Quote

It's a sport done at the limit of human and mechanical ability. When you do that, you're going to have a crash.

Max Mosley, former President of the FIA


Formula 1 Grand Prix racing is a sport designed to push the limits of human and technological achievement.

For decades, however, the standards of car and track safety failed to meet the demands of the sport, resulting in the deaths of many star drivers.

1: Life on the Limit focuses on the stories of the drivers who risked their lives in the name of racing and worked to push the sport into a new age of safety protocols.

Directed by musician and filmmaker Paul Crowder, this documentary features many famous drivers, car designers, and Grand Prix world champions.

With tons of real racing footage and interviews with famous drivers, we are given an inside look at the glory and peril of being a Formula 1 driver during the golden age of Grand Prix racing.

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