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Rush: Formula 1 Risk

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Sunday 22 September 2013

‘I accept every time I get in my car, there’s a 20% chance I could die’. It is a line from the F1 hit film Rush, spoken by racing driver Niki Lauda's character. Formula 1 was certainly a dangerous sport during the 1970s, but was it really that dangerous? More or Less looks at the data.

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(Image: Niki Lauda. Credit: Getty Images)


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