Meet the man who drove as James Hunt in Rush

Leon Poultney
Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (3515513u) Journalists taken to the McLaren Technical Centre in Woking. - test driver Niki Faulkner PR Shoot at McLaren Technology Centre, Woking  - 16 Jan 2014
Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (3515513u) Journalists taken to the McLaren Technical Centre in Woking. - test driver Niki Faulkner PR Shoot at McLaren Technology Centre, Woking - 16 Jan 2014

The battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 season was so packed with drama, it was almost as if it had been written to spawn a gripping Hollywood movie.