was driving for Ferrari at the time, a cheat for siccing the stewards on him and his team. Fans of F1 of a more recent vintage will appreciate both the McLaren-Ferrari tussle (which continues today) and the controversial disqualification. More than one world championship, especially between these two teams, has since been contested as heatedly inside the stewards’ offices as on the track. Indeed, film-Hunt’s allegations of Ferrari’s closeness to the FIA — the sport’s governing body — and its willingness to leverage that relationship to suit its position has been echoed by the Italian team’s competitors through the decades. The politics, then as now, was dirty and underhand, and the best thing about Rush is that it muddies the rose-tinted nostalgia just a little.