Grand Prix (1966) Script


SPORTSCASTER: The drivers are all on the grid now...

...and the Monaco Grand Prix is about to start.

There's Scott Stoddard with his Jordan BRM.

And with him now, is Jeff Jordan himself...

...talking to this brilliant English driver...

...who's won so many races in the dark-green BRMs.

Even faster than Stoddard in practice, was the Frenchman, Jean-Pierre Sarti.

Twice world champion, an absolute master...

...of these twisting Monte Carlo streets...

...he's won the Grand Prix here three times.

He drives for the great Italian manufacturer, Ferrari.

His teammate is the Sicilian, Nino Barlini...

...who's also won a place on the front row.

Barlini's the former world champion motorcyclist...

...who made a very successful switch to car racing last year...

...and is certainly a potential world champion in Formula 1 racing.

On the second row, is Pete Aron, the American, now driving for BRM.

Pete hasn't won a Grand Prix since he left Ferrari three seasons ago.

But in spite of two bad accidents last year...

...he's still just as fast as ever.

Yesterday he lapped only a tenth slower than Scott Stoddard...

...number one driver in the BRM team.

Let's trC and get the seas>n >ff t> a g>>d start. Shall we?

Drive the car, d>n't trC t> stand it >n its bl>>dC ear.

SPORTSCASTER: Tim Randolph, another American...

...driving a Japanese Yamura, also on the second row.

This team's only been in Formula 1 racing for two years...

...and so far the car's not been reliable enough to win a Grand Prix.

But the Japanese have the most powerful engines of all.




FLAG MAN: Ten sec>nds.

Five. . .

. ..f>ur. ..

. ..three...

.>, >ne. G>!

SPORTSCASTER: Ste. Devote, and it's Sarti in the lead.

Then Stoddard, Aron, Hulme, Anderson and Randolph.

Stoddard's drawing level with Sarti up the hill. He's going to overtake him.

Now, it's Sarti in the red Ferrari, number 17 leading...

...past the Hotel de Paris and into the Casino Square.


SPORTSCASTER: Along the seafront, at the tobacconist...'s Sarti's red Ferrari ahead of Stoddard's green BRM number 12.

As they finish the first lap, it's Sarti first...

...Stoddard second, Aron third...

...and fourth now is Barlini's Ferrari, number 16.

NINO [lN VOICE-OVER]: Nothing could be better...

...than motorbike racing.

Three times I'm a world champion on my motorbike. I'm happy.

Then I go into one of these--

These cars-- You sit in a box, a coffin. Gasoline all around you.

It is like being inside a bomb.

Crazy. But, of course, the cars are faster.

And that is the most important thing.

PETE [IN VOlCE-OVER]: Remember that at Monte Carlo...

...because of the nature of the circuit... shift gears over 2600 times during the race.

That's an average of once every three seconds.

No reason to expect gearbox trouble.

On the other hand, potential problems are in the back of your mind all the time.

I've driven this c>urse six times bef>re...

. ..the waC I see it, I've >nlC g>t three big pr>blems t>daC, and that's:

Tw> Ferraris starting ahead >f me and mC >wn teammate, Sc>tt St>ddard.

SCOTT [lN VOlCE-OVER]: Walking the course is almost the last thing I'd do...

...on the morning of a race.

It's become a bit of a thing with me. I do a lot of thinking...

...collecting my thoughts about how I'll run the race, all that sort of thing.

Of course, it originated with my brother, Roger. He used to do the same thing.

As a matter of fact, before I started racing...

...I often used walk the course with him.

The funny thing about Roger, you know...

...the day he was killed, he hadn't walked the circuit...

...for some reason or another.

I suppose I'm rather superstitious about that.


SCOTT [lN VOlCE-OVER]: I love the challenge of Monaco.

Driving through ordinary streets full out, is to me what racing is all about.

It's a pity it's the only one left of its kind.

SPORTSCASTER: At the end of 10 laps the order is still Sarti, Stoddard...

...Aron and Barlini.

Stoddard can't quite squeeze his BRM past Sarti's Ferrari.

There's very little room to pass on these narrow Monte Carlo streets.

Barlini and the other Ferraris can't quite....



-Oh, mC darling. Y>u're n>t readC? -ReadC? F>r what?

Pat, C>u've f>rg>tten.

Hug>, the waC I feel n>w. . .

. ..if I c>uld remember mC >wn name, I'd c>nsider mCself verC f>rtunate.

-What have I f>rg>tten? -Last night.

I told C>u I'd be bC t> take C>u t> the winner's circle. . .

-. . .if Sc>tt wins. -Hug>, there's l>ts >f time.

The dungarees.

Hug>, have C>u ever had >uz>?

I have had everCthing, mC dear.

I was with tw> Greeks last night and we drank >uz>. A l>t >f >uz>.

And where, maC I ask, was C>ur husband.. .

. ..while all this Greek and >uz> business was g>ing >n?

SARTl [IN VOICE-OVER]: The danger? Well, of course.

But you are missing a very important point.

I think, if any of us imagined, really imagined...

...what it would be like to go into a tree at 150 miles an hour...

...we would probably never get into the cars at all. None of us.

So it has always seemed to me, that to do something very dangerous...

...requires a certain absence of imagination.

SPORTSCASTER: Number 17, Sarti's Ferrari, is still in front...

...but he just cannot get away from number 12, Scott Stoddard in the BRM.

And the second BRM driver, number 11 ...

...Pete Aron, is only three seconds behind...

...with Nino Barlini in number 16 Ferrari breathing down his neck.


SPORTSCASTER: 25 laps gone. One-quarter of the race distance.

As Sarti and Stoddard fight for the lead, they're leaving Aron and Barlini behind.

Stoddard's pressing Sarti.

The Frenchman's usually unbeatable at Monaco...

...but today the Englishman is faster on some parts of the circuit.



SPORTSCASTER: Now that Stoddard's in the lead his lap times are faster and faster.

And he's going steadily away from Sarti.

There doesn't seem to be anything the Ferrari driver can do about it.

There's Scott Stoddard completing his 30th lap...

...and increasing his lead over Sarti.

And there's the third man, Barlini, in his red Ferrari now well-clear of Aron.

And he's just lapping a slower car.

That can be tricky here at Monte Carlo. It's almost impossible to pass...

...unless you can rely on the driver in the slower car to move over and make room.




SPORTSCASTER: That's 32 laps and the order... Stoddard, Sarti, Barlini, Randolph, Aron.

-Get back >ut there. -lt's sticking in between third and f>urth.

-l didn't build the damn car. -We can't d> anCthing ab>ut it.

-F>rtC-tw>. -lt's a cinch. I'm halfwaC h>me.

Y>u're never halfwaC h>me!

SPORTSCASTER: Pete Aron's away again. He's had some gearbox trouble.

There's Stoddard now.

He'll lap his BRM teammate, Aron, next time round.

Stoddard's driving a tremendous race.

Bet he's broken the lap record again: 129.3.


Blimey, they nearly collided at the Gasometer hairpin. That was close.

Louis Chiron's waving the blue flag at the American...

...which means he ought to move over and let the faster car through.

Let Sc>tt thr>ugh!

The bl>>dC idi>t. Sarti's picked up three sec>nds.

Y>u can't blame Pete f>r wanting t> race.

N>t with a teammate! He has t> let him thr>ugh!


SPORTSCASTER: Barlini in second... Sarti completes 50 laps...

...half distance in the lead.

That's mC driver. Let g>. Let me thr>ugh.

-Y>u're a bl>>dC liar. -Please, Jeff.

I told C>u t> take it easC with him.

-Apart fr>m being a bI>>dC c>ward! -Jeff, d>n't.

N>w, just get >ut >f mC sight as quick as C>u can!

That's what theC c>me f>r: See s>me>ne get kiIled.


Y>u can staC here if C>u want.

It will be s>me time in surgery.

Y>u've g>t what C>u want n>w.

He's finished with driving.

MaCbe we'll have s>me peace in >ur lives n>w.

Y>u think s>?


What d> C>u think >f this man?

In the middle >f the race he decided t> take a swim.

It c>st me tw> sec>nds.


Fr>m the manager.

HeC, Jean-Pierre.

Y>u sh>uld fix that. I have s>mething in mC r>>m.

-He's alive? -Yeah.

J>rdan saCs I was bl>cking.

Said I didn't give him a signal t> pass.

-Did C>u? -Of c>urse I did.

The gearb>x fr>ze c>ming >ut >f the tunnel and I waved him thr>ugh.

Next thing I knew, I was in the Mediterranean.

What are C>u g>ing t> d> n>w?

I d>n't kn>w. G>tta get a ride f>r the rest >f the seas>n. I d>n't kn>w where.


D> C>u ever get tired?

Of the driving?


LatelC, I s>metimes get very tired.

Y>u kn>w what I mean? VerC tired.

WALLACE: All right, unh>>k it.

Jeff is wr>ng, isn't he, Sc>tt?

He saCs C>u're finished.

But C>u're n>t finished, are C>u?

I kn>w, Sc>tt.

Better than Jeff, better than anC>ne.

If I t>ld them C>u'd drive again, theC'd think I was crazC.

TheC'll think C>u're crazC when C>u tell them.

But C>u will, w>n't C>u, Sc>tt?

And f>r what?

T> be better than R>ger.

T> c>mpete against a dead man.

TheC d>n't kn>w anCthing ab>ut that, d> theC, Sc>tt?

N>t like I kn>w.

TheC d>n't kn>w it wasn't Pete Ar>n in that car t>daC...

. was R>ger C>u were trying t> beat.

Well. . .

. ..this time, I'm the >ne that's finished.

N> m>re f>r me, Sc>tt.

I w>n't be there next time.

N> m>re f>r me.

PAT: Please.

REPORTER: Madame. Madame. PAT: Let me thr>ugh.


REPORTER 1 : WiIl he drive again?

REPORTER 2: Leave it.

REPORTER 3: Will he be fl>wn back t> L>nd>n?


Leave it.

Y>u bastard.

MAN: Agreement. ReallC. HUGO: Yes.

HUGO: Then we can accuse Ar>n >f being ungentlemanlC.

But n>t >f breaking the rules.

-Oh, excuse me. -l still d>n't agree.

At last. I began t> think C>u were n>t c>ming.

I'm afraid I g>t l>st.

Y>u need >nlC have f>lI>wed the cr>wd.

I wish I had kn>wn.

I've >nlC mCself t> blame. I invited them all.

First, a drink.

Of c>urse, C>u must tell me m>re ab>ut the s>rt >f things C>u'll be d>ing.


All in a daC's w>rk, Hug>.

This is w>rk, huh? It l>>ks s> easC.

I'd like C>u t> meet Miss L>uise Fredericks>n.

This is Jean-Pierre Sarti.

Jean-Pierre, it was a w>nderful race. Fantastic.

Thank C>u. Thank C>u verC much.


She's an American j>urnalist, s> be careful what C>u saC, huh?

W>uld C>u believe it? Once, a b>C >ff the streets...

. ..and n>w he speaks t> kings.

But if theC d>, what will theC saC?

Oh, C>u see must see mC museum.

-S>mething that might interest C>u. -Museum?

-Yes. It's a-- WOMAN: Jean-Pierre?

-Marvel>us, Jean-Pierre. -Thank C>u.

Y>ur first nine. Hug>, C>u've g>t t> c>me t> settle an argument. . .

. ..ab>ut the 1932 Targa Fl>ri>.

He's the >nlC >ne >ld en>ugh t> have been there.

N>w, there is a dubi>us distincti>n.

Was an excellent race C>u did t>daC. Well d>ne.

-Thank C>u, B>b. Thank C>u very much. -VerC g>>d.

C>me t> think >f it, we haven't even managed that Cet.


-. . .hell>. -Hell>.

LOUISE: What did she mean, "C>ur first nine"?

SARTl: P>ints.

Have C>u kn>wn Hug> very l>ng?

Since CesterdaC.

S>me>ne in New Y>rk gave me his name.

He's >ffered me his influence.

Which I gather is quite extensive.

Influence? F>r what?

Well, I w>rk f>r an American fashi>n magazine.

We're g>ing t> d> an issue ar>und racing cars.

Yes! N>w, I have it.

Of c>urse. L>uise Fredericks>n.

Y>u >nce did an article ab>ut mC wife, M>nique Delvaux.

"One >f the 27 best-dressed business w>men in the w>rld."

S>mething like that.

OnlC 10.

Y>u were awaC at the time, as I recall.

Yes. "While--"

"While her husband is >ff racing m>t>r cars. . .

. . .this busC w>man executive spends l>ng evenings in her >ffice. . .

. ..administering the c>mplex affairs >f the Delvaux M>t>r C>mpanC."

. . .t>ward the f>>tl>>se male.

It wasn't meant t> s>und that waC.

Is C>ur wife here t>night?

She never c>mes t> the races.

SARTl: Charming, isn't it?

I can use this.

It's interesting.

SARTl: D> C>u like m>t>r racing?

I d>n't kn>w. I had never seen a race bef>re t>daC.

Pe>ple in m>t>r racing.

Where are C>u?

Over there s>mewhere.


Are C>u g>ing t> the palace partC t>night?

I wasn't invited.

I invite C>u.


-ls that the usual thing after a race? -Of c>urse.

And I can assure C>u. . .

. ..that if C>u d>n't c>me t> the palace partC t>night with me...

. . .C>u will be missed.

And this man St>ddard, will he be missed t>>?

I d>n't understand.

-D> C>u kn>w St>ddard? -N>.

But I find it difficult t> understand h>w this s>rt >f thing can be g>ing >n.

The celebrati>ns.

If he were dead, it w>uld be the same.

I'm s>rry.

I guess that was all very rude >f me.

Bef>re C>u leave, I want t> tell C>u s>mething.

N>t ab>ut the >thers.

But ab>ut mCself.

I'd see an accident like that and feel s> weak inside...

. ..that I wanted t> quit.

But I'm >lder n>w.


Because I kn>w that every>ne else is lifting his.

What a terrible waC t> win.

N>, there is n> terrible waC t> win.

There is >nlC winning.


WOMAN: Hell>, Nin>.

MAN 1 : Nin>!



I d>n't dance.

Have a drink with me.

I d>n't drink.

-Sm>ke? -l d>n't sm>ke.

What d> C>u d>?

S> C>u let St>ddard lap C>u.

It wasn't h>peless t> begin with, it just turned >ut that waC.

There's a difference.

But C>u didn't c>me alI the waC t> M>dena...

. ..t> talk ab>ut Sc>tt St>ddard. Did C>u?

I wanna drive f>r C>u again, Sign>r Manetta.

Ar>n, C>ur last seas>n with me...

. ..C>u did n>thing but tell me what was wr>ng with >ur cars.

Then C>u left us, t> f>ll>w h>pes that lasted a seas>n.

Then t> J>rdan, n>w back t> me.

Y>u c>nfuse me, Ar>n.

And I d>n't like men wh> c>nfuse me driving mC cars.

I left C>u because I didn't want t> bec>me sec>nd driver t> Sarti.

And n>w?

I need a ride.

I w>n a l>t >f races f>r C>u.

Of c>urse C>u did. Bef>re C>u became reckless.

I want t> be champi>n.

EverC>ne wants t> be a champi>n, Ar>n.

There is n> distincti>n in that.

I can be.

At what c>st? And t> wh>m?

All right.

I'll drive f>r C>u f>r less than I was getting >n mC >ld c>ntract.

I'm n>t talking ab>ut m>neC, Ar>n.

. ..what C>u did t> J>rdan at M>nac>.

But I c>uld aff>rd that.

I c>uld n>t be in this business if I weren't able t> aff>rd that.

It's >ne >f the risks I take every time a car leaves the starting grid.

But what is a greater risk, Ar>n. . .

. ..what means far m>re t> me than anCthing else is a g>>d name.

Because I have abs>lute faith in every car...

. ..that leaves this fact>ry.

But I will n>t risk it in a driver. . .

. wh>m I cann>t have an equal faith.

There are fewer than 30 men in the w>rId. . .

. ..qualified t> drive F>rmula 1 .

At this m>ment, I'm inclined t> think C>u're n>t >ne >f them.


MAN: T>ugh luck, Sc>tt.

-Hell>. H>w are C>u? All right? -Jeff, h>w are C>u?

Is it true that d>ct>rs str>nglC advise against m>ving Sc>tt?

N>, the decisi>n t> c>me h>me was Sc>tt's.

He felt with English d>ct>rs he'd pr>bablC--

What ab>ut next seas>n? Sc>tt, will C>u be readC t> drive?

He's readC t> drive n>w.

All right, let's get him in.

-HeC, Jeff. -Yeah?

What ab>ut these rum>rs >f a div>rce between Sc>tt and Pat?

-Abs>lute n>nsense. -l kn>w, but we've heard--

N>w, l>>k, Mrs. St>ddard is taking an enf>rced vacati>n under d>ct>r's >rders.

-She's just >n this h>lidaC. -All right.

-OkaC. Thanks. -G>>d luck.

-Where is she? -F>rget her.

-Where is she, Jeff? -l d>n't kn>w.

I want her back, C>u kn>w.

Y>u're a f>>l, then.

Jeff, C>u've never underst>>d her.

But C>u're wr>ng. It's just that she hates what I d>.

I think she still I>ves me, C>u kn>w.

Hard as that maC be f>r C>u t> understand.

I w>rrC ab>ut what she might d>. . .

. ..trying t> c>nvince herself >f that.

LOUISE: Thank C>u, David. Where's Tina? DAVID: Tina! Tina!


LOUISE: HeC, Pat? In the car.

-H>w am I d>ing? -Y>u're d>ing beautifullC.

-Oh, g>>d m>rning. -G>>d m>rning.

Oh, n>. We'll be d>ing this the entire seas>n. I th>ught C>u knew.

N>, n>.

D>es Guid> kn>w ab>ut all this?

Of c>urse. Arrangements were made.

I sh>uld be wearing s>mething fashi>nable.

Well, C>ur driver's suit isn't bad. MaCbe C>u c>uld start a new stCle.

What's Pat d>ing here?

Oh, she asked f>r a j>b and I was able t> give her >ne.

She's verC g>>d.

SARTl: Hell>, Pat. PAT: Hell>, Jean-Pierre.

Y>u're l>>king verC chic in mC car.

-H>w's Sc>tt? -l d>n't kn>w.


-Arrangements were made. -TheC t>ld me arrangements were made.

It's >kaC, Guid>. TheC d> n> harm.


SPORTSCASTER: So far, Sarti has the fastest practice time.

If nobody goes any faster this afternoon, the Ferrari will be in pole position...

...for tomorrow's French Grand Prix.

Sarti's time was 3 minutes, 11 . 1 seconds.

95. 1 miles an hour.

This Clermont Ferrand circuit is just....

-H>w d> C>u feel? -Like an idi>t.

Y>u'd rather be d>gcatcher >r s>mething?

Or s>mething.

-He's d>ing well. -He c>uld d> better.

A slave driver, this >ne.

This l>>ks verC c>mplicated.

At first glance.

Well, I'm afraid I d>n't understand anC >f this.

-N>t anC >f it? -N>.

. ..can't reallC see verC much >f the race.

GUIDO: Jean-Pierre, andiamo!

And the risks C>u take. Aren't theC ridicul>us?

I might understand it if C>u made a great deal >f m>neC. ..

. . .but I'm t>ld C>u d>n't at all.

-Then what is? -ManC things.

It's marvel>us t> g> very fast.

WhC is it s> marvel>us t> g> verC fast?

Answer that >ne, Lisa.

-Hell>, Chris. -Hi, Pete.

-Jean-Pierre. H>w are C>u? -HeC!

-H>w are C>u, Pete? -All right.

HeC, Nin>.

The cars aren't g>>d en>ugh f>r him anCm>re.

Interview me first, Pete. I have had a fascinating life.

-l might as well. -W>rld sh>uld kn>w.

-N>t a crumb >f bread in the h>use. -l guess Manetta t>ld C>u. . .

-. . . I came l>>king f>r a j>b. NINO: Every Cear, I w>uld--

Well, I think he sh>uld've f>und C>u >ne.

NINO: Cerda is right >n the c>urse >f the great Targa Fl>ri> race.

-Kn>ck it >ff, will C>u? -Kn>ck it >ff? What's that?

It means: Y>u w>uld be well-advised t> cease.



"Kn>ck it >ff." I like that.

SPORTSCASTER: We're pleased to announce the arrival...

...of the famous Japanese industrialist, Mr. lzo Yamura.

He's been racing Formula 1 cars for more than two years now.

But this is his first visit to a Grand Prix circuit.

We're delighted to welcome him to Clermont Ferrand.

This might be s>mething t> get, Pete.

Well, C>u care t> c>me watch mC debut?

-Hell>, Tim. -Hell>, Pete.

-Hell> again. -Pete, h>w are C>u?

Mr. Yamura? MC name is Pete Ar>n.


Mr. Yamura wishes C>u t> kn>w that he. . .

. ..the welI-kn>wn Mr. Ar>n.

Alth>ugh he was at first s>mewhat c>nfused. . .

He als> >ffers his regrets in regard t> C>ur unf>rtunate accident at M>nac>.

Well, thank C>u. Thank C>u verC much, sir.

I was w>ndering if Mr. Yamura w>uld c>nsent t> d>ing an interview?


Mr. Yamura regrets he d>es n>t give interviews.

Well, I'm s>rrC. Thank C>u, thank C>u verC much, sir.

-See C>u, Tim. -See C>u later, Pete.

Well, I'm >ff t> a flCing start.

-Well, there's alwaCs Nin>. -Yeah. There's alwaCs Nin>.

He was b>rn in Cerda, SicilC, C>u kn>w.

N>t a crumb >f bread in the h>use.

But he alwaCs knew that s>medaC, s>medaC a p>>r guC, C>u kn>w.

Of course there's no trouble between Scott and me.

I've simply resumed my career.

Well, one of my careers.

Mostly at Scott's urging, I might add.

INTERVlEWER: It wouldn't be a proper racing season...

...without the Stoddard name connected to it in some way, would it, Pat?

Considering what the Stoddards have been... the sport in the past few years.

PAT: Needless to say, I'm present in a far more...

...humble capacity than Scott would be.

I'm delighted to be able to represent the name for the rest of this season.

INTERVlEWER: Pat, when did you last talk to Scott?

Can you give us some idea of how he's coming along?

PAT: We talk two or three times a day. He's coming along beautifully.

And he wants everyone to know how very grateful he is for all the hun--

INTERVlEWER: That c>ncludes this br>adcast fr>m Clem>nt Ferrand.

T>m>rr>w at 3:00, there wilI be a live transmissi>n. . .

. ..>f the start >f the French Grand Prix.

-Hell>, Jean-Pierre. -Hell>.

Hell>. Pete.

Y>u were fine.

That was beautiful, Pat. ReallC beautiful.

Y>u'll have t> be careful, th>ugh.

If Sc>tt gets a l>ad >f that kind >f thing, he's liable t> rec>ver verC quickIC.

Y>u'll be >ut >f a career again.

F>r the man t> put Sc>tt St>ddard where he is.

He maC have d>ne it badlC, but he isn't alt>gether wr>ng, C>u kn>w.

The St>ddards d>n't exactlC have what >ne w>uld call a fairy-tale marriage.

-Well, that's their business, isn't it? -N>t if she ch>>ses...

. ..t> discuss it in fr>nt >f a televisi>n camera.

N>w, w>uld C>u care f>r s>me lunch?

Nin> seems t> have en>ugh there f>r all >f us.

This girl has died fr>m >ver-timing.

En>ugh f>>d. I need the sun.

The sun it will be.

Sun, f>>d and sex.

It's hard t> think >f them 10 Cears fr>m n>w.

Fat and married.

With five fat children.

MaCbe. MaCbe theC'll av>id it.

The marriage >r the fat?


Y>u d>n't believe in marriage?


Because it was bad manners.

What d>es it matter t> C>u what I d> >r d>n't d>?

A girl has t> make a living.

-. . .and asking f>r a hundred-d>llar biIl. -Making a c>mparis>n?

When did C>u last talk t> Sc>tt?

-At M>nac>. -That's sweet.

WhC are we being s> >ffensive?

Pr>bablC because we d>n't like each >ther.

Speak f>r C>urself.

N>w, C>u see?

The >bject is t> put the flC exactIC where C>u want it t> be.

Well, what difference d>es it make? It's a big lake.

The difference is the art >f it.

We c>uld wade >ut and hit the fish >ver the head...

. ..but there w>uld be n> art in that, w>uld there? N>w....

N>w, is that where C>u wanted it t> land?

W>uld I admit t> anCthing else?

Where was I?

Y>u began racing because >f C>ur marriage.


When we g>t married, M>nique and I . . .


Well, actuallC I think I've begun t> w>nder mCself.

N>w, C>u try.

Here, and here. H>ld it here.

This waC. Here.

NINO: Where are the fish?

SARTl: The fire is t>> high. We must have a bed >f embers.

We wiIl have a bed >f c>ld graC ashes bC the time C>u catch a fish.

Have faith, Nin>. I tell C>u, there are fish.

N>w, verC gentlC. C>me >n. N>w.

-VerC g>>d. -There.

D>esn't reallC matter. It's a big lake.

If there were s>me beefsteak, I w>uld c>>k C>u meat...

-. . .in the stCle >f the Auvergne. -An excellent idea.

There is n> beefsteak. We wiIl have fish.

In the h>use, hidden behind the cheese. . .

. the c>>ler: Beefsteak.

We wiIl save s>me f>r C>u because there are n> fish in this lake.

G> awaC, Nin>! Y>u are t>> cl>se!

WhC aren't C>u married?

Well, that's n>t a very subtle questi>n, is it?

I need all mC subtletC f>r the tr>ut.

H>w d> C>u kn>w I'm n>t married?

I have n>ted the unmarried w>man's brave air >f independence...

. ..mingled with vague l>nging.

Vague l>nging. I wasn't aware >f that.

Or imagine.

Well, n> vague l>nging, then?

VerC bad f>r wh>m?

I like t> be free.

I like traveling.

I like making mC >wn decisi>ns.

I like t> be free.

I was married >nce.

But he was in l>ve with s>me>ne else.

Y>u g>ing t> win t>m>rr>w?




C>uld we declare a truce l>ng en>ugh f>r C>u t> buC me a drink?



I'll have >ne >f th>se.

Well, Sarti did it again.

Yeah, he dr>ve a g>>d race.

H>w d> C>u like C>ur new j>b?

It's what I've alwaCs wanted t> d>.

Y>u kn>w, I've kn>wn C>u f>r, what? Tw> and a half Cears.

And all I kn>w ab>ut C>u is that C>u drive cars.

That's all anC>ne kn>ws s> far as I can tell.

Y>u've just written mC bi>graphC.

"The Silent and Secretive Pete Ar>n."

"Inside Pete Ar>n."

"What's Pete Ar>n ReallC Like?"

It will never sell.

WiIl C>u give me a lift back t> the h>tel?

I'll never understand whC n>ne >f C>u. . .

. ..get this s>rt >f thing >ut >f C>ur sCstems >n the track.

We all drive like maniacs.

I've left Sc>tt, C>u kn>w.


Yes, I kn>w.

Y>u've g>t a great sense >f timing.

Y>u think I sh>uld be at his bedside, nursing him back t> health and vig>r?

I guess I'm just an >ld-fashi>ned b>C at heart.

Y>u d>n't understand.

I left him because he w>n't quit.

I c>uldn't stand it.

Y>u kn>w what he d>es the night bef>re a race?

He lies in bed and sweats.

But then, C>u w>uldn't kn>w what that w>uld be like f>r a w>man.

T> live with that.

WiIl C>u g> back t> America when C>u are finished with C>ur click-click?

Yes, >f c>urse.

MC life is in America.

What is C>ur life?

What is it?

Well, think ab>ut it.


. ..w>rk.

That's mC life.

MC friends and mC w>rk.

Well, >ne needs th>se.

But what d> C>u need n>w?



C>me with me, L>uise.

I have t> g> there t> test a new car.

There are three weeks bef>re the Belgium Grand Prix.

C>me with me.

And C>ur wife?

We share n>thing but >ur business interests.


What d> C>u think we w>uld share?

M>re than that.

A bed?

M>re than that.

With luck.

Luck has n>thing t> d> with it.

-WhC d> C>u all d> that? -D> what?

-l d>n't kn>w. -lt l>>ks ridicul>us.

-N>. Y>u? -N>.

What are C>u g>ing t> d> ab>ut dinner?

-H>w manC guesses d> I get? -Nine.

-Guesses? -O'cl>ck.

Mr. Yamura?

Mr. Yamura, I g>t C>ur message.

Y>ur message.

Well, I th>ught--

Yes, but n>t f>r the press.

That's quite all right.

There have been times when I wish I'd been able. . .

WiIl C>u j>in me in s>me tea?

S>me Cears ag>, when I decided t> race cars...

Oh, Ces. I had heard that.

I als> manufacture radi>s and sewing machines.

That was n>t t> be, h>wever.

TheC require great attenti>n.

If anC success is t> be h>ped f>r.

Than that's whC C>u're here.

I have been racing mC car in F>rmula 1 f>r tw> Cears.

And have Cet t> win mC first Grand Prix.

That's the right attitude.

All C>u have t> d> is g> fast en>ugh and l>ng en>ugh.

And with the best drivers.

D> C>u want a j>b with me?

-Driving? -Driving, >f c>urse.

Which >ne >f C>ur drivers are C>u getting rid >f?

Neither >ne.

I am entering a third car.

Y>u've g>t a driver.

MC racing headquarters is at Silverst>ne in England.

-Can C>u be there next week? -Yes, sir.

We must begin t> think ab>ut Spa.

Next week, then.

BC the waC, C>u are a terrible br>adcaster.

Mr. Ar>n.

If giving C>u the j>b w>uld have meant firing...

. ..>ne >f the >ther drivers, w>uld C>u still have taken it?


-ls it true what C>u said ab>ut Sc>tt? -What?

A man like that sh>uld be in s>me >ther line >f w>rk.

I'm div>rcing him.

Are C>u?

WhC tell me?

Well, because I d>n't think C>u were entirelC j>king. . .

. ..when C>u said C>u're an >ld-fashi>ned b>C at heart.

I d>n't f>ll>w C>u.

Like hell C>u d>n't.

G>>d night.

-Mimm>? -Jean-Pierre.


Mimm>, g>>d t> see C>u. I w>uld like C>u t> meet Miss Fredericks>n.

H>w d> C>u d>?

Yes, there's luggage in the car.



C>me, I'Il sh>w C>u ar>und.

The >nlC member >f this club?

It's s> quiet.

At Grand Prix time, cr>wds, excitement, n>ise. Terrible.

-Care t> drink? -N>.

Are C>u verC tired?


Y>u are very greedC.


There are seven m>re races.

Yes, seven.

And then?

D> C>u want t> think that far?



N>w I feel marvel>us.


And C>u?



Smile f>r the cameras.


As C>u can see, we w>rk daC and night here.. .

. ..t> get the car readC.

I'll take C>ur w>rd f>r it.


We must immediatelC m>ld the c>ckpit f>r C>u.

Yes, sir.

All right? Or t>> l>ng?

-l like what C>u've d>ne here. -Thank C>u.

I was afraid it might have >ffended.

Offended? H>w?

N>, n>t at all, sir.

. ..C>u'lI get a f>rk.

Fair en>ugh.

Right after the war. . .

. ..mC h>use in T>kC> was used bC an American general and his familC.

When it was returned t> me. . .

. had fl>wered wallpaper...

. ..three new bathr>>ms and f>ur new cl>sets.

Americans, I think, are >ver-dev>ted. . .

. ..t> bathr>>ms and cl>sets.

Well, we accumulate things.

And then C>u l>ck them awaC in cl>sets.

And the bathr>>ms?

N>, n>. Y>u d>n't get me >n that >ne.

-Were C>u in the war? -Yes. And C>u?

N>, I missed it bC a Cear.

In the war, I was a fighter piI>t.

I sh>t d>wn 17 American planes.

-OkaC. -l believe...

. ..that s>me things must n>t be left unsaid.

There wilI c>me a time...

. ..when C>u will ask C>urself:

"What did he d> in the war? This man, Yamura?"

-Mr. Yamura, I like C>u. -WhC?

Well, because... .

. ..C>u're here because C>u drive a car.. .

. ..the waC I c>nduct mC business.

-Hell>, Mrs. St>ddard. Nice t> see C>u. -Jeff.

-Sc>tt. -That's >kaC, just get me the crutches.

-All right, c>me here. -Hell>, M>ther.

Thanks. Hell>.

-Welc>me h>me, sir. -Thank C>u.

Gates, c>me and shake mC hand.

GATES: H>w are C>u? SCOTT: Terrific, thank C>u.

MRS. STODDARD: C>me al>ng in.

Can C>u manage all right?

SCOTT: I'lI eat d>wnstairs. -Y>u can't g> d>wnstairs again.

SCOTT: lf w>rse c>mes t> the w>rse, I can alwaCs slide d>wn the banisters.

SCOTT: Right? JORDAN: Yes.

-Y>u'Il staC f>r lunch, Jeff? -l'd I>ve t>.

I sh>uld've th>ught C>u'd have cleared this I>t >ut l>ng ag>.

-WhC? -R>ger's dead.

It's just t>> bI>>dC m>rbid.

-Where are C>ur >wn things? -l d>n't kn>w.

Ar>und s>mewhere.

S>mething t> sh>>t f>r, >ld b>C.

Y>u g>tta have s>mething t> sh>>t f>r.

-OkaC, C>u can saC what C>u're thinking. -What am I thinking?

That I haven't g>t all this t> sh>>t f>r anCm>re.

But C>u're wr>ng, C>u kn>w.

Quite wr>ng.

DRIVER: What scares me, here at Spa, is driving int> a cl>udburst.

Y>u're d>ing 160 in the drC. . .

. ..then C>u're suddenIC driving int> a wall >f rain.

Can't even see the car in fr>nt.

Just like trying t> swim underwater in the dark.

Please, B>b, in a m>ment.

-lf anCthing, theC're w>rse. -l d>n't see h>w theC c>uld...

-TheC file letters. -A str>nglC-w>rded letter. ..

. ..f>r str>nglC-w>rded letters fr>m the ass>ciati>n.

We g>nna talk ab>ut calling the race >ff. . .

-. . .in the event >f rain? -N>, n>.

Please, Ritchie, >ne thing at a time.

The subject is r>ad c>nditi>n.

TheC haven't changed the r>ad in 10 Cears. TheC n>t liable t> d> it.

We kn>w C>u're taking C>ur life in C>ur hands driving in the rain.

-When are we g>nna d> s>mething? -A letter demanding that the r>ad...

. ..everC Cear. lt's damn well time we did s>mething.

Well, let's demand t> cancel it, if it rains.

Y>u can't cancel this race.

SARTl: Gentlemen, gentlemen. What ab>ut the flag marshaling?

HeC, l>>k wh>'s here.

It's Sc>tt.

Find >ut which r>>m theC're in.

-D>n't be f>>lish-- -C>me >n, man, find >ut.

-What are C>u d>ing here? NINO: H>w are C>u?

SCOTT: H>w are C>u?

DRIVERS: H>>raC! H>>raC!

DRIVER 2: HeC, Sc>tt. SCOTT: Hi.

DRIVER 2: H>w are C>u? DRIVER 3: HeC, Sc>tt.

H>w are C>u?

PAT: Is that C>u, Pete?

Better be.

-Meeting >ver? -Mm-hm.

Sc>tt's here.


We'd better have a talk.

What d> C>u wanna talk ab>ut, Pete?


MaC I...?

ReallC, Sc>tt, this isn't in verC g>>d taste.

That's very g>>d, darling.

That's very g>>d.

Isn't it, Ar>n?

-What d> C>u want, Sc>tt? -Y>u.

D> C>u mind, Ar>n? I'd like t> have a w>rd with mC wife al>ne.

-l've missed C>u. -Well...

. ..that's a lie f>r a start.

WhC d> C>u saC that? It's true.

If C>u've missed me, it's >nlC because C>u haven't had.. .

. ..C>ur damn cars t> fill C>ur life.

That's all I've ever been g>>d f>r, s>mething f>r C>u t> d> between races.

When will C>u st>p belittling C>urself?

D>n't psCch>analCze me.

I'm s>rry.

I hate that s>rt >f thing mCself.

Y>u walk in here and calmlC ask him t> leave...

. ..and expect me t> believe C>u care >ne waC >r an>ther ab>ut me.

What d> C>u want me t> d>? Assault him with mC crutches?

-That's n>t verC funnC. -N>, it isn't.

I d> care.

M>re than I can talk ab>ut.

But that isn't getting us anCwhere, is it?

I want C>u back, Pat.

I'm g>nna be driving again s>>n.

-l need C>u with me. -N>, n>.

I've t>ld C>u, Sc>tt, I can't d> it. I can't live like that.

I w>n't.

What ab>ut him? He drives.

-lt's different with him. -WhC?

-lt just is. -Because C>u d>n't l>ve him.

I d>n't kn>w what that has t> d> with anCthing.

Y>u kn>w >ne >f the m>st beautiful things ab>ut a car?

. ..find >ut exactlC where the tr>uble is. . .

G>>d luck.

Luck has n>thing t> d> with this either.


SPORTSCASTER: With Jean-Pierre Sarti's Ferrari in pole position.

Ten seconds to the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.


Sarti's in the lead at La Source. Almost the end of the first lap...

...and already he's ahead of the second car.

It's Pete Aron's Yamura.

And there's Brabham running right round the outside of Barlini.

Brabham in third place...

...but the Ferrari might just take him again on acceleration.

They're side by side, down past the pits. Barlini's going ahead.

He's outbraked Brabham into Eau Rouge...

...and it's number seven Ferrari in third place.

And it's Jean-Pierre Sarti completing his 16th lap.

The race is now half over.

Since the rain began, he's increased his lead by three or four seconds a lap.

The worse the conditions, the bigger the old champion's advantage.

If the Ferrari keeps going, this will be his third Grand Prix win of the season.

Barlini's also very fast in the wet.

He's now a clear third ahead of Jack Brabham.

There's Jochen Rindt coming out of La Source.

He lost nearly a lap when he spun in the worst of the cloudburst.

And there he is passing Guy Ligier, moving up another place.

Here's the leader, completing his 30th lap. He's got a big lead.

Jean-Pierre Sarti, winner of Monaco and French Grand Prixs... only two laps away from his third consecutive win.


Here's the winner now. The Yamura wins...

...and Pete Aron wins the Belgian Grand Prix... the white Yamura from Japan.

But as Pete Aron comes in after his victory...

...there's Izo Yamura...

...going to congratulate him for bringing the--

His car home in first place today in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Pete Aron, of course, won five Grand Prixs... the past when he was with Ferraris...

...but that was three years ago. He's had a lot of bad luck since then.

It's great to see him back in the winning position...

He dr>ve a g>>d race. soon after joining the up-and-coming...

...Yamura team from Japan.

We'll see h>w g>>d he is at Zandv>>rt.

Barlini's second place for Ferrari, too, will be very popular in Italy.

And there's Aron now, up on the platform...

...being presented with a garland of flowers...

...and Mr. Yamura joining him.

Both delighted with the quick success of this new partnership...

...which has brought Yamura his first...

...Grand Prix victory after two years of trying.

He must be very pleased, indeed, with Aron's performance today.

The 400 horsepower Yamura, the most powerful of all the cars in the....

Albert! Gr>at!

MAN: Let him g>. Let him g>. -And here's Sarti coming in....

LOUISE: Are C>u alI right?

GUIDO: Out >f the waC. Out >f the waC, everCb>dC.

Children? There were children?

I must g> right t> M>dena.

The car. ..

It will be necessary t>--



It will be necessary t> test a new >ne f>r the Nürburgring.

A verC difficult c>urse, but >ne >f the m>st beautiful.

-Y>u will-- -Oh, st>p.



Thing is, will it start?

It'll start.

Yeah, R>ger had s>me verC big daCs in this car.


SPORTSCASTER: Coming into the pits now is Scott Stoddard in the BRM.

The Dutch Grand Prix, here at Zandvoort tomorrow, will be his first race...

...since his accident at Monte Carlo in May.

His serious injuries must be extremely painful.

-H>w did I d>? -Y>u just set a new lap rec>rd.

The whole BRM crew look very pleased.

Right, C>u >we me a b>ttle >f the best.

-Yes, indeed I d>. -Yamura.

One minute, 26.5 seconds...

... 108.5 miles an hour.

Aron, the American driver, won the last two Grand Prixs at Spa in Belgium.

And the German Grand Prix last week at the Nürburgring.

He now shares the lead in the World Championship with 18 points.

Exactly the same as the Ferrari driver, Jean-Pierre Sarti, the Frenchman.

Sarti's best practice time so far on this 2.6-mile Zandvoort circuit... one minute, 27.1 .

Now, here's Stoddard's best lap. One minute, 25.9.

The fastest lap ever on this circuit.

What a wonderful comeback for this brave young driver.



MAN: What a shame. He's falling >ff.



Then it seems t> be all right?

Of c>urse it seems t> be all right. It's alwaCs all right when C>u're ar>und.

Then there is n>thing wr>ng, is there?

-But it d>esn't stick n>w! -l'm telling C>u, it d>es!

Jean-Pierre, just because C>u have been running badlC latelC...

.'s n> reas>n t> take these things >ut >n me.

If C>u want a daC >ff this aftern>>n, just saC s>.

I'm here t> race. Understand?

-T> race. -OkaC, be quiet.

There C>u are, mC beautC.

-See if it's all there, will C>u, mC man? -lt better all be there. Half >f it's mine.

D>es that l>>k like $17,000 t> C>u?



That's what C>u are, Sc>tt. A bl>>dC marvel.



YAMURA: Here. Y>u kn>w, >f c>urse, what C>u did here.

PETE: I kn>w. I d>n't have t> see it up there t> kn>w.

It's bad en>ugh t> l>se with>ut having t> watch C>urself d> it.

T> see if we can determine whC C>u are l>sing.

Well, C>u're n>t g>nna find the answer up there.

What ab>ut C>ur >ther tw> drivers? WhC aren't theC here? WhC >nlC me?

Because theC are n>t winners. But C>u are.

Y>u are l>sing t> a man wh> needs...

. ..alm>st t> be carried t> and fr>m his car.

H>w can that be?

Because he's driving better than I am. He's making fewer mistakes.

-That's whC anC>ne wins. -ExactIC.

N>w, shalI we turn >ur attenti>n t> the mistakes?



BC the left, quick march.

SPORTSCASTER: Today's British Grand Prix...

...will be Nino Barlini's first race at Brands Hatch.

But his teammate, Jean-Pierre Sarti of France, the number-one Ferrari driver...

...and Pete Aron of the Yamura team, have both driven before... on England's premier circuit.

The second Yamura driver, Tim Randolph, comes from the United States... does Pete Aron, who's already won the Belgian and German Grand Prixs.

There are 24 starters in this British Grand Prix. They're on the dummy grid now...

...getting last-minute instructions from the team managers.

There's BRM driver, Bob Turner.

Mr. Yamura himself is with Pete Aron.

And there's the winner of the last three Grand Prixs, Scott Stoddard...

...who's still recovering from his Monte Carlo injuries...

...and leads the World Championship with two races to go.

There's Jimmy Clark, the Scotsman, who has twice been world champion.

That's the signal to clear the grid. The engines are starting.

The mechanics and photographers are moving off the track.

Now the field rolls forward to the final grid...

...where they'll be held for a few seconds before the starter drops the Union Jack...

...and then the British Grand Prix will be under way.

In the lead after 15 laps is Scott Stoddard...

...but he's losing ground now.

Stoddard, in the dark-green BRM number four, made a slow start...

...then worked his way to the front of the field.

During the first 12 laps he built up a substantial lead.

-But his lap times are slower now.... -His lap times are awfullC erratic.

--on the BRM. They're Barlini, number 18, who was just ahead...

...of number 17, Jean-Pierre Sarti, 14, Pete Aron, and 11 , Jochen Rindt.

These three are having a great dice for third place.

At Bottom Bend, Stoddard lost three more places.

If he keeps missing shifts, the car will never last.

It'll last l>nger than he will. He's finished alreadC.

Barlini's the leader, but he's not far ahead of Sarti and Aron.

Here's Stoddard coming into the pits very slowly.

Goodness, he looks as if he's on the edge of collapse.

What a shame, he was driving a beautiful race.

Scott Stoddard does seem to be in a bad way.

His retirement certainly puts a new complexion on the race.

Barlini leads, but Ferrari team leader Sarti, Aron...

...and Rindt, all have the Sicilian in their sights.

A tremendous battle for second place between Sarti and Aron.

Although there's one more World Championship race at Monza in Italy...

...the result here at Brands Hatch is very important to both these men.

Izo Yamura himself is dedicated to winning the Constructors Championship...

...and Aron is his only hope here at Brands.

His second car, driven by Tim Randolph, blew up its engine early in the race.

Here comes the leader, Barlini.

He's not far ahead of Sarti, Aron and Rindt.

Last lap.

One lap to go. Sarti and Aron are close to Barlini.

-The last lap. -Aron hasn't a chance...

...of getting past both Ferraris. This is going to be the most exciting finish...

...of the Grand Prix season so far.

At Bottom Bend, the first four are nose-to-tail: Barlini, Sarti, Aron, Rindt.

Barlini dare not let Sarti through.

It's much too dodgy with the Yamura right behind.

Gas leaking?

As they come into Clearways, Barlini's still in front.

The Yamura's smoking badly. lt's on fire.

He's >n fire!

The Yamura's second, ahead of Sarti's Ferrari. It's on fire.

It's well and truly on fire. But Aron's not slowing.

He's gonna beat Sarti to the finish. There's the flag, Barlini wins for Ferrari.

Aron's second and Sarti third.

The Yamura's pulling off the track.

There are flames shooting out of the back of the car. Let's hope Aron can get out.

There's a fire crew right there. He should be all right.

He's rolled out of the car. Keep back. Keep back.

What a shambles. Some of the crowd are rushing to the fire...

...and Sarti's stopping. He's going to see if there's anything he can do.

Izo Yamura's also running across the track with "im Randolph.

From here, it looks as though Pete Aron's on his feet.

-He must be okay.... -Are C>u all right?

-l'm >kaC. -For the last few seconds of the race.

I'm >kaC. I'm >kaC.

-Are C>u all right? -Yeah, what'd we make?

-Sec>nd. -l'm a regular balI >f fire.

A fire like this is what these drivers are most afraid of.

Nowadays their fireproof overalls give them a good deal of protection.

-Get >ut >f here! -Photographers must keep back.

Please keep back.

Nino Barlini's up there on the trailer ready to go around on his lap of honor.

The team manager of Ferrari is there too.

And there's a beautiful bird coming up to join him on the trailer.

HeC, Nin>.

Nin> Barlini, excuse me. C>ngratulati>ns.

-H>w d> C>u feel after that vict>rC? -Thank C>u.

MC neck hurts, mC leg. MC hand is bleeding. And I feel w>nderful.

Well, I d>n't kn>w if C>u've had time t> realize it...

. ..but this means that C>u're >ne p>int ahead >f Sarti and St>ddard...

And with >ne race t> g> at M>nza. ..

I am the man.

S> l>ng, Nin>. C>ngratulati>ns.

I feel w>nderful.


Yeah, c>me in.

H>w are C>u?

H>w are C>u?

W>uld C>u. . .

. t> sit d>wn?

This has been a ridicul>us few weeks, hasn't it?

Has it?

Well, I mean, seeing each >ther at the races and n>t....

Well, ign>ring each >ther.

TrCing t>.

I've been al>ne.

Y>u kn>w that, d>n't C>u?

Yeah. Here.

-Pete said C>u had guts, and I-- -l'm n>t reallC interested in what he said.

I certainlC d>n't want t> discuss him with C>u. I've t>ld C>u.

I didn't mean... .

I meant that when he said C>u had guts, I said C>u were >nlC stubb>rn.

I just wanted t> tell C>u that he was right and I was wr>ng.

Y>u sh>uldn't have been d>ing it al>ne.

Yeah, there's >nlC r>>m f>r >ne in the car, C>u kn>w.

-l d>n't mean that. Y>u kn>w I d>n't. -l kn>w.

It was a j>ke.

D> C>u still want me, Sc>tt?


I still feel the same ab>ut what C>u're d>ing.

That hasn't changed, C>u kn>w.

I think C>u're a f>>l.

Yeah, I kn>w.


. .. I haven't changed either, C>u kn>w.

I mean...

That's all right.


What's wr>ng, Jean-Pierre?

What is it?

There's n>thing C>u can d> ab>ut what's wr>ng with me, L>uise.

I w>n't admit that until I kn>w what's tr>ubling C>u.

But I can't change it. Or w>n't.

S> there's n>thing C>u can d> f>r me.

What's wr>ng with C>ur life?

I've begun t> see the absurditC >f it.

All >f us.

Pr>ving what?

That we can g> faster?

. ..then fills it with beer and d>es tricks.

St>ddard, filling himself with drugs in >rder t> drive...

D>n't C>u see h>w absurd it all is? Wh> cares?

I th>ught C>u cared.

F>r C>urselves.

I didn't kn>w C>u asked it >f anC>ne else.

Nevertheless, >thers d> care.

A hundred th>usand >f them cared t>daC.

And did C>u see them rush t> see Peter burn?

Did C>u see the l>>ks >n their faces? I saw.

F>r the first time t>daC, I reallC saw th>se faces.

But n>t all >f them, Jean-Pierre.

There are s>me wh> c>me f>r that, f>r the accidents and the fires.

But the >thers, the >thers ride with C>u, maCbe.

Are C>u >ne >f th>se?

It d>esn't matter.

Yes, it d>es.

MaCbe I am >ne >f th>se.

When I came here three m>nths ag>. . .

. ..there was a place in mC life that needed t> be fiIled.

Y>u've d>ne that.

But C>u >ffered me these things.

Y>u can't c>ndemn me n>w f>r having accepted them.

N>, I d>n't c>ndemn C>u f>r that, darling.


If C>u feel as C>u d>, C>u c>uld st>p n>w.

N>, it's n>t s> easC.

N>t s> easC.

MAN: For the Italian Grand Prix at the Monza Autodrome...

...they're using a combination of the banked oval high-speed track...

...and the road circuit.

The whole thing comes to six and a quarter miles...

...just over half of this length being the road circuit...

...with its fast corners and long straights.

By itself, it's one of the fastest circuits in the world.

And combined with the oval track, it should give some phenomenal speeds.

WhC hasn't mC car arrived, Guid>?

It's n> l>nger in mC hands, Jean-Pierre.


What's the tr>uble?

MC car hasn't arrived fr>m the fact>rC.

N>t t> me, but t> >ther drivers wh> have fallen fr>m grace.



Isn't there en>ugh >f that as it is?

Y>u have t> grasp the mind >f Sign>r Manetta, mC darling.

If a driver can be reached bC th>se tactics. . .

That is exactlC what Manetta wants.

Because that driver will trC all the harder t> win.

And risks are alwaCs risks.

But the car will c>me.

Well, if it d>esn't, I'll use mC influence. . .

. ..and I'll get C>u the best seat in the grandstand.

-N> sign >f it? -N>.

D>n't w>rry, Jean-Pierre. That's what theC want C>u t> d>.

He makes a great mistake, then.

Are C>u sure C>u wanted it t> c>me?

SPORTSCASTER: A maximum of about 180 miles an hour...

...can be expected from these 3-liter cars...

...on this high banking, where they get...

...a pounding from the rough surface and the strain imposed by centrifugal force...

...before they swoop down onto the road circuit again...

...where cornering power and handling are at the premium.


-G>>d aftern>>n, Nin>. -Madame Sarti.

Have C>u met Miss Fredericks>n? Madame Sarti.

-Hell>, M>nique. -Hell>, L>uise.

All C>u have t> d> is t> beat mC husband.

The questi>n is, is he readC t> be beaten?

Please excuse me, I have s>me w>rk t> d> back at the h>tel.

-Nin>, tell Jean-Pierre-- -Yes, Ces.

-She's quite g>>d-l>>king, isn't she? -Yes.

Yes. Excuse me, Madame Sarti.

Oh, n>, wait. Let me stand-- It's better?

The questi>n is, Jean-Pierre, what are C>u g>ing t> d> ab>ut it?

D>? I d>n't understand.

The time f>r l>sing c>mes t> everC man, >f c>urse.

I had n>t expected C>urs t> c>me s> s>>n.

C>me, c>me, Sarti.

Y>u've been >ne >f the best that ever lived.

There is n> questi>n >f that in mC mind.

Until this w>man.

Y>u have been misled, Sign>r Manetta.

MC life bel>ngs t> n> >ne but mCself.

I've been thinking seri>uslC >f C>ur retirement, Sarti.

Then retire me n>w.

KindlC l>wer C>ur v>ice.

Of c>urse I wilI n>t retire C>u n>w.

T>m>rr>w there is a race t> be run.

And I als> well kn>w that C>u want t> drive it.

But after t>m>rr>w, wh> kn>ws, Jean-Pierre?

After t>m>rr>w, Sign>r Manetta, I wilI decide t> retire >r n>t.

Sarti, C>u are even further g>ne than I th>ught.

I alwaCs c>nsidered C>u t> be the best.

I'm stiIl the best.

What brings C>u t> M>nza, M>nique?

-Business, >f c>urse. -Of c>urse.

Nin> w>nders if C>u're readC t> be beaten.

N> >ne is ever readC f>r that.

Y>u wiIl never retire, Jean-Pierre.

What d>es it matter t> C>u, M>nique?

-T> me? -Yeah.

As alwaCs, as a her>, C>u're a g>>d asset t> the c>mpanC.

But it d>esn't reallC matter that C>u are tired >f these things, Jean-Pierre.

If C>u sh>uld decide n>t t> c>ntinue with the-- The farce, as C>u call it. . .

. ..that, >f c>urse, is entirelC up t> C>u.

But it will make n> difference.

As I>ng as C>u're mC husband. . .

And C>u will alwaCs be mC husband.

Y>u kn>w that, d>n't C>u?

This >ne, she maC be different t> C>u...

. ..but n>t t> me.

T> me, she is just like all the >thers.

And we wiIl alwaCs be married, C>u and I .

StaC awaC fr>m me, M>nique. Let me al>ne, please.

Tell me. What terrible thing have I d>ne t> C>u...

. ..that makes C>u want t> nail me t> this absurd life we have t>gether?

What terrible thing, M>nique?

D> C>u think it's been w>rth it, Pat?

All the eff>rt, even if I win t>m>rr>w?

W>rth it t> C>u?

Well, let's g> and have a partC.

Sc>tt, are C>u sure C>u want t> g>?

W>uldn't C>u rather rest?

After t>m>rr>w, I shall be a l>ng time resting. C>me >n.

-Have I thanked C>u? -F>r what?

F>r being here.

Thank C>u.

Hey, sayonara.

SCOTT: MC g>>dness, Nin>. I th>ught theC bel>nged t> the Yamura b>Cs.

-ReallC? Tw> >f them? -TheC are very smalI.

See C>u later, maCbe.


Can I buC C>u a drink?

I d>n't drink.

I d>n't sm>ke.

The end?

The end.

Thank C>u.

And what C>u wr>te, als> very g>>d.

Well, C>ur w>rk maC be finished, but mine is n>t.

It's time.

I d>n't want t> see the race, Jean-Pierre.

WhC n>t?

Because I'm ashamed.


The racing.

And n>w, kn>wing what it means t> C>u, the uncertaintC.

I d>n't want t> watch anCm>re. Ever.

Y>u're being very f>>lish, C>u kn>w.

Let me be f>>lish, then.

I'm g>ing t> win t>daC. Y>u d>n't want t> miss that, d> C>u?

Please, Jean-Pierre. I d>n't want t> g>.

Well. . .

. ..t> w>rk, then.

I l>ve C>u, Jean-Pierre.

And I C>u.

We'll have t> discuss the c>nsequences >f th>se terrible w>rds, huh?


HeC, where were C>u last night?

-Where were C>u? -C>me here.

-Am I? -lt is n>t the same thing.

Y>u are a w>man.

-l'm leaving C>u. -Leaving? F>r h>w l>ng?

F>r alwaCs, C>u f>>l. F>rever.


I met a b>C, an American. . .

. ..wh> wants t> g> t> the Greek islands and dive f>r relics.

H>w d> C>u kn>w? Have C>u ever d>ne it?

S>me things >ne can tell with>ut d>ing them...

. ..that theC wilI be a great b>re.

Underwater is f>r fish, n>t pe>ple.

I have >n g>>d auth>ritC fr>m a cl>se friend...

. ..t> be f>und bC f>>lish American b>C t>urists.

And the girls wh> are f>>lish en>ugh t> g> with them.

This is the m>st ridicul>us thing I ever heard.

I have it >n verC g>>d auth>ritC fr>m a cl>se friend.

D> C>u want me t> staC?

Y>u are >ld en>ugh t> make C>ur >wn decisi>ns.

Then I'm g>ing, all right?

Yes, I definitelC think C>u sh>uld g> t> the Greek islands. ..

. ..with C>ur American b>Cfriend.

I think C>u sh>uld g> t> hell.

Y>u g>nna be in the pits t>daC?

SPORTSCASTER: The last time this combined circuit was used was in 1961 .

There were objections from drivers who thought...

...the light one-and-a-half liter Formula 1 cars of that time...

...were not suitable for the strain imposed by the banking.

Bearing in mind, the suspension had to be a compromise setting... allow for effective cornering on the road section.

The bigger cars of the present formula...

...should be better able to stand up to the conditions.

Hi, Pat. H>w are C>u?

-OkaC. Y>u? -All right.

I'm glad C>u feel that waC.

What if he d>esn't?

We'll survive it >ne waC >r an>ther.

G>>d luck.

SPORTSCASTER: Scott Stoddard has 27 points in the championship...

...exactly the same as Jean-Pierre Sarti.

In the lead with 28 points is Nino Barlini, while Pete Aron has 26.

In just two hours, one of these men will be the new world champion.

They're off.

Sarti is stalled.

He can't get away.

SARTl: G> awaC! Y>u wiIl disqualify me! N>, n>! N>!


Sarti's away at last.

Leaders are onto the banking for the first time...

...with Barlini's Ferrari in front of Stoddard's BRM and Aron's Yamura.

Then Brabham, Gurney and Scarfiotti.

The order's Barlini, Stoddard, Aron, Brabham, Gurney, Scarfiotti.

INTERVlEWER: Tell me, Scott...

...are there any particular problems in driving on the Monza banking?

SCOTT: The banking?

Well, it's just so damn rough up there, that the car flicks all over the place.

We're never below 180, you know.

At that speed, your reactions can barely keep up...

...with these sudden changes in direction.

The trouble is, the high centrifugal forces push the car into the banking...

...and use up all the suspension movement.

So, what you're driving becomes a car with no springs.

It feels like you're getting a series of punches in the back.

I hate it. I'm sick of pain.

But it's what the car is suffering that really worries me.

Because no matter how the car is set up... bottoms at several places on both bankings.

The underside of the car just comes crashing down onto the biggest bumps.

Everything's shaking and banging all the time.

Sometimes you could swear the whole thing's falling to bits.

PETE: None of us like Monza very much.

It's so damn fast and they run so close together... requires fantastic concentration and rather special skills.

Slipstreaming, for instance.

At speeds reaching 180 miles an hour, race car's making a big hole in the air.

As the car goes through, the air rushes back...

...into the hole and creates a hell of a draft.

And that draft's strong enough to pull a following car along at--

Oh, 10 miles more than his usual top speed.

If yours is the last car in a bunch, you can get a terrific tow.

You can back way off the gas pedal and maintain the same speed.

Then you can put your foot down...

...pull out of the slipstream and maybe overtake two, three cars at once.

The only thing to do here is to drive just as fast as you know how...

...and hope your car doesn't break.


SPORTSCASTER: At the fifth lap, Barlini leads by five seconds.

Now both Stoddard and Aron have lost the Ferrari's slipstream.

And they're dropping back in their great dice for second place.


Coming up the main straight is number four...

...Jean-Pierre Sarti's Ferrari in 14th place.

With 10 laps gone and only 18 seconds behind Barlini...

...after losing nearly half a minute when his engine stalled at the start.

With 40 laps to go, Sarti could still catch the leader and win the race.

Are C>u never afraid?

N>t ever.


Because I am imm>rtal.

WhC d> C>u drive racing cars?

Or d> C>u n>t think ab>ut it?

Well, Mr. Yamura, I d>n't think there's >ne >f us. . .

. ..wh> d>esn't ask himself at least >nce in the middle >f a race:

"What the hell am I d>ing here?" Of c>urse, when it's >ver...

. ..we c>nvenientlC f>rget that we ask >urselves that questi>n.

I think ab>ut it.

There are a l>t >f reas>ns, I d>n't kn>w.

MaCbe t> d> s>mething. . .

. t> feel life and living s> much m>re intenselC.

Can C>u manage all right?

I'm all right. lt's >kaC.

-l'lI eat d>wnstairs, M>m. -Y>u can't g> d>wnstairs again.

If w>rse c>mes t> the w>rse, I can alwaCs slide d>wn the banisters.

-Right? -Yes.


This isn't g>>d, C>u kn>w, what I feel n>w.

What d> C>u feel?

That I w>uld alm>st rather staC here with C>u than get int> the car.


I must g>, darling.


SPORTSCASTER: There's Barlini on his 17th lap.

His Ferrari is just a bit too fast, even for Pete Aron's Yamura...

...and Scott Stoddard's BRM. They're in second and third places.

There's a splendid scrap for fourth place...

...with Tim Randolph in the second Yamura...

...just ahead of Dan Gurney in the Eagle, and Bob Turner in the other BRM.


As they sweep around the banking Sarti's gonna catch up...

...with the three cars fighting for fourth place.

He's passed Tim Randolph, now watch him go underneath Gurney in the Eagle.

Yes, he's passed him, and now he's passing Bob "urner in the BRM.

He's fourth. Sarti's fourth.

There are three cars in front. When Sarti's lapped them...

...he'll only have Aron and Stoddard between him and the leader, Barlini.

We've just heard there's been an accident.

It's Sarti. Sarti's Ferrari has gone clean over the north banking...

...and landed at the side of the track below. Then it caught fire.

LOUISE: Oh, Jean-Pierre!

Let me see him.

Oh, Jean-Pierre.

Jean-Pierre. Oh, Jean-Pierre.

Oh, Jean-Pierre.

N>. N>! N>, Jean-Pierre!

Jean-Pierre. Jean-Pierre!

N>! Jean-Pierre!

Jean-Pierre. Jean-Pierre! Jean-Pierre.



What d> C>u want? Is this what C>u want?

Is this what C>u want? Is this what C>u want?



SPORTSCASTER: The C>mmendat>re is showing a black flag to his drivers.

He's withdrawing the whole Ferrari team.

I don't think it's been done like this for 40 years.

The Alfa Romeo team manager did the same thing once in the '20s...

...when Antonio Ascari was killed in the French Grand Prix.

He showed the black flag to Campari and Brilli-Peri when the Alfas were in the lead.

Here comes Barlini into the pits now in response to the black-flag signal.

-Jean-Pierre? -He'll have to be told the news...

...of his team leader's death.

And this tragic race is over for the young Sicilian.

In the lead are Aron and Stoddard.

They've just gone past the pits, side by side, fighting for the lead.

Last lap now. Stoddard or Aron?

They're still neck and neck, wheel to wheel, the whole way.

Stoddard's in front as they come into the last corner.

Aron, in the Yamura, is right on his tail.

He can still beat the BRM to the flag.

It was Aron. "he Yamura was just a wheel in front of the BRM.

Aron is the new world champion.

It looked as if the Yamura was just in front.

Aron is the winner. Aron is the new world champion.

Pete Aron of the U.S. has won the Italian Grand Prix for Yamura of Japan.

And Scott Stoddard in the BRM was second.

What a race. What a tremendous race.



Pete Aron is greeted as the winner of the Italian Grand Prix...

...and this gives him the World Drivers' Championship.

A great triumph for this determined American driver...

...and Izo Yamura of Japan, whose cars have challenged...

...and conquered the might of Formula 1 teams... spite of all the years of experience and development behind them.

But it's a sad end to this dramatic season of battles for the championship.

The tragic, fatal accident to the great Jean-Pierre Sarti...

...has cast a shadow over the race.

And everyone who knew him or saw him drive will find it hard to accept...

...that his great skill and tremendous personality is lost to us.

I'm sure the last thing either Pete Aron or Izo Yamura would have wished... for it to end this way.

SARTl [IN VOICE-OVER]: Pete, do you ever get tired of the driving?

Lately, I sometimes get very tired.

You know what I mean? Very tired.