James Hunt McLaren Ford

The 1976 Formula 1 World Championship proved to be one for the history books, subsequently setting the stage for Rush - a power biographical drama showcasing the rivalry between F1 stars Nikki Lauda and James Hunt. The year long battle for the Championship crown would eventually be bestowed upon Hunt, pictured above in his McLaren M23-Ford at the Japanese Grand Prix in Fuji. The race was plagued by a torrential downpour. Lauda, unable to blink due to facial burns, retired early - enabling James to secure a one point advantage over the Austrian, clinching the title with a third place finish in the very last round of the season.