The Killer Years

Grand Prix - The Killer Years

'Exemplary documentary' - Pick of the Day, Radio Times

'The best documentary I have ever seen' - Neil Clark, Daily Express

'Fascinating and moving' - Jim White, Daily Telegraph

'Having seen this film, I will never ever say that the good old days were better. What a nightmare and what a fantastic film. I cried out loud.' - Victoria Parrott, Autocar

'Tragic. Brilliant.' - Autosport

In the 60's and early 70's it was common for Grand Prix drivers to be killed racing, often televised for millions to see. Mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence snuffed out dozens of young drivers. They had become almost expendable as eager young wannabe's queued up at the top teams gates waiting to take their place.

This is the story of when Grand Prix was out of control.

Grand Prix - the Killer YearsFeaturing many famous drivers including three times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, twice world champion Emerson Fittipaldi and John Surtees OBE, this exciting but shocking film explores how Grand Prix drivers grew sick of their closest friends being killed, to finally take control of their destiny. 

Grand Prix - the Killer YearsAfter much waste of life, the prestigious Belgian and German Grand Prix's would be boycotted, drivers insisting that safety be put first. 

But it would be a long and painful time before anything would change. And a lot of talented young men would be cut down in their prime. 

This is their story.

'Something was terribly wrong. I loved the sport, but it was wrong. I prayed to God whether or not to continue.' - Emerson Fittipaldi

'It made me angry. The sport was way wrong' - Sir Jackie Stewart OBE