Hunt vs Lauda Tuesday, 7.30pm, Turbo Max
This documentary looks at the battle between Britain’s James Hunt and Austria’s Niki Lauda for the 1976 Formula One world drivers championship. The race took place only five weeks after Lauda’s horrific accident in the German Grand Prix, which melted parts of his face and one ear. His Ferrari manager, Daniele Audetto, recalls how when Lauda removed his balaclava “his face was a mask of blood”. But he climbed back into the driver’s seat and was neck and neck with Hunt by the time they reached the final grand prix of the season in Japan. Hunt won with some famously reckless driving, but Lauda, having come close to death once, dropped out. Previously unseen footage and exclusive interviews with people who witnessed the race help round out this powerful story.