Story of the Formula One British GP 1964 DVD
Experience the life a Formula One driver on and off the track in two remarkable 1964 films from the BP archive.
We begin with Time Between, an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of four of the greatest racers of their generation away from the track. The fly-on-the-wall documentary follows Graham Hill, Bruce McLaren, Innes Ireland and Mike Hailwood for 13 days from the end of the 1964 French Grand Prix at Rouen to the start of the British GP at Brands Hatch. Rare black-and-white footage shows these four greats away from the track, attending business meetings, pursuing their own interests and even filling the downtime between races with some more racing!
McLaren works on his cars, Ireland tours the highlands in an off-road vehicle, Hill travels back to France for a hair-raising GT race while Mike 'The Bike' goes back to his first love and competes at the Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix and wins! The incredible on-board footage of Hailwood riding the MV Agusta is simply stunning.
In European Grand Prix 1964 we are treated to all the action from the fabulous July race meeting at the Brands Hatch circuit. Although designated the European GP, this was also the British Grand Prix, and exceptional colour footage brings us action from practice and the thrilling race itself.
The line-up of drivers reads like a who's who of Grand Prix legends - Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees, Jack Brabham, Dan Gurney and more. Wonderful camerawork shows the close dices throughout the field and the tremendous battle between Clark's Lotus-Climax and the BRM of Hill for victory. In addition, Hill gives us a fascinating insight into the preparations of driver and team as we eavesdrop on a briefing between he and BRM's Tony Rudd.