Recreating Niki Lauda's Crash at Nürburgring for Rush

Director Ron Howard and the filmmakers return to the old track at Nürburgring to recreate Niki Lauda's famous crash at the actual spot where the original crash took place. Niki says that his Ferrari was the perfect car that season, and that he had won most of the races prior to the crash that left him fighting for his life. Related Article: Rush: History vs. Hollywood

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