Project 34 – News

As some of you may know, there is a new film in production called RUSH. The film will chronicle the close rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1976 F1 season. The film is being directed by Ron Howard who has directed past projects such as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Frost Nixon and A Beautiful Mind for which he won an Academy Award for best Director. So I think it fair to say the film is in very safe hands.

The script has been written by Peter Morgan and will star the actors Chris Hemsworth playing the role of James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda. I’m sure all F1 petrol heads are going to love this film but for me the real start of the movie are going to be the two 1976 P34’s.

Yep you read right, two 1976 Tyrrell Six Wheelers togther for the first time in 35 years. Filming for the movie started in February 2012, the producers built a 1976 recreation of a pit complex at a disused airport near fleet complete with grandstands populated with dummies !

The film stars the 1976 Depailler Chassis P34/2 which has been fully restored in the last few years and the Martin Stretton 1977 car chassis P34/6 dressed up in a 1976 body shell.

We have exclusively obtained some great pictures of the two cars in action during filming, as if that wasn’t enough we’ve also obtained some video of a real take during in the filming of a pivotal pit stop where Niki Lauda was delayed due to a car pulling into the wrong pit box gifting Hunt an advantage.

You can check out the exclusive pictures in our gallery here.
The video clip can be viewed here

We’ll do our best to keep all P34 fans up to date on this exciting project over the coming months.

Many many thanks goes to our latest Forum member alias P34insider for obtaining these great shots and video.