In an era of exhilarating motor racing coupled with the looming risk of death, comes Ferrari: Race to Immortality. The film chronicles the achievements (and losses) of Ferrari’s best drivers during the 1950s, also known as the deadliest decade in motor racing history with Enzo Ferrari front and center.
“It was an era of great glamour and great risk,” announces the narrator, as vintage footage from the Formula One World Championship plays over dramatic music. Ferrari: Race to Immortality is designed much like a dramatic documentary filled with history, stories, and old footage sure to entertainment racing fans.
But amidst the racing footage and cool cars, a sense of tragedy takes the driver’s seat. “If you’re a driver you accept the risk,” said another narrator, “with death looming over motor racing, drivers gain an appreciation of life.” Described as a “coin toss” of life and death every weekend, motor racing is depicted as a way of life.
“Ferrari: Race to Immortality” arrives wide to VOD July 24.