1 (also called Life on the Limit) is a 2013 documentary film directed by Paul Crowder and written by Mark Monroe. It was released on October 1, 2013.

It is about the golden era of Formula One racing and tells the story of a generation of drivers that raced during Formula One's most deadly period. It highlights the drivers that would change the sport forever.


The documentary features the lives for Formula One racing legends from the deadliest eras of the sport. It includes some famous drivers of the time, like Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, François Cevert and Ayrton Senna. It also includes interviews from the racing stars of today, like Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Past drivers like Michael Schumacher, Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda are also featured.


Michael Fassbender (Narration)
Niki Lauda
Michael Schumacher
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Mario Andretti
Jackie Stewart
Bernie Ecclestone
Nigel Mansell
Sebastian Vettel
Damon Hill
Sid Watkins
Martin Brundle
Eddie Jordan
Lord Hesketh
Jody Scheckter
Emerson Fittipaldi
Jacky Ickx
Freddie Hunt
John Barnard
John Surtees
Sally Swart
Max Mosley
John Miles
Brigitte Hill
Brett Lunger
John Hogan
Koen Vergeer
Maurice Hamilton
Herbie Blash
Clive Chapman
Nigel Roebuck
Eddie Dennis
Roy Topp
Paddy McNally
Jane Birbeck
Jo Ramirez
John Watson



The film currently has a 4 star rating on The Guardian and a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.

Critics have called the film " of the greatest documentaries of all time..."


The documentary is currently nominated for a Golden Reel Award for the best sound editing in a documentary.


1 - Life on the Limit - Official UK Trailer

1 - Life on the Limit - Official UK Trailer


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