TV to die for? Why being a Grand Prix racer 50 years ago was a deadly ambition.

Stream Grand Prix - The Killer Years on BBC Select

In the 1960s and early ’70s it was common for Grand Prix drivers to die while racing, watched on television by millions. And with a queue of eager young racers waiting in the wings, they were considered to be almost expendable.

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Grand Prix: The Killer Years on BBC Select

This eye-opening film reveals how Grand Prix drivers rebelled against the powers that be and refused to remain at the mercy of an industry that endangered their lives.

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