Here's hoping I'll get to watch this one of these days.
The Green Hell – new film celebrates legendary F1 venue, the Nürburgring (jamesallenonf1.com)
Alex Kalinauckas | 15 Feb 2017
A new film celebrating the history of German Formula 1 venue the Nürburgring will be screened for one night only next week.
The film, called “The Green Hell” after the nickname given to the 73-turn, 20.832km Nordschleife circuit in the Eifel Mountains by Sir Jackie Stewart, is a feature-length documentary that chronologically explains the history of the track and combines previously unseen footage with interviews from past and present F1 drivers.
Directed by Austrian director, writer, producer and film composer Hannes Michael Schalle, The Green Hell features interviews with Sir Stirling Moss, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Stewart, Jochen Mass and Lewis Hamilton, and is narrated by Murray Walker and Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft. It will be shown in selected Odeon cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria on 21 February.
Schalle previously directed the Niki Lauda documentary, ‘Lauda – The Untold Story’, and that project inspired him to tell the stories behind the history of the Nürburgring.
“When I did the film about Niki Lauda I was extremely involved in the Nürburgring topic,” he told JA on F1. “We started to immediately think about making another film only about the track because it’s a 90-year-old racetrack envisioned at the beginning of the 20th century by the old German Emperor – this is a story in itself and the whole story over the 90 years was very inspiring.”