It started with that Senna doc we were gushing about, but now Ron Howard had kicked off filming a supercar drama of his own in Germany. The flick follows F1 legend Niki Lauda through a notorious rivalry with Brit playboy James Hunt, a crash or two and a whole lot of racing. Word is Mr. Lauda will be played by Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor), which seems about right.
As luck would have it, Lauda’s also getting some love from an F1 photography book coming out this fall. And come next year, the U.S. is going to be hosting its own grand prix for the first time in five years—which means you’ll want to start hunting for tickets right about now.
Nothing makes an iconic watch like sitting on the wrist of a racecar driver. Take, for example, Formula One legend Jo “Seppi” Siffert. By the end of ’68, he’d won the British Grand Prix, earned a seat at the lead driver’s wheel for Porsche, sped into the history books by winning the 24-hour Daytona and 12-hour Sebring endurance races within weeks of one another, and picked up the sponsorship of Heuer watches.