Grand Prix (1966)

Grand Prix image of two race cars on the side of a track. loads of people are surrounding them

Grand Prix © MGM

Director: John Frankenheimer

Starring: James Garner, Yves Montand, Antonio Sabato, Eva Marie Saint

Production Company:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc, Cherokee Productions

Locations used: Brands Hatch

Grand Prix is a film that follows four Formula One drivers through a fictional 1966 Grand Prix and charts their tough and dangerous races, as well as their accidents, losses and love affairs.

At the 39th Academy Awards held in 1967, Grand Prix won three Oscars for Best Sound Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

Directed by John Frankenheimer (Birdman of Alcatraz, The Train, Seconds), Grand Prix stars James Garner (The Rockford Files, The Notebook, The Great Escape), Yves Montand (The Wages of Fear, Jean de Florette, Z), Antonio Sabato (Seven Blood-Stained Orchids, War of the Robots, Beyond the Law) and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns, On the Waterfront, Exodus)­.

Brands Hatch is the locations used in Grand Prix for the UK race in the championship.

Brands Hatch, is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and is a popular motorsport race track which has previously been used as a film location for the James Hunt and Niki Lauda biopic Rush (2013) directed by Ron Howard.

Grand Prix is available to purchase on DVD.

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