Search

Behind the scenes on Ron Howard’s Formula One movie ‘Rush’

09:45 03 May 2012

Various shots from the set of the new film

Various shots from the set of the new film 'Rush' by Ron Howard, from Snetterton Circuit, setup to look like the 1976 Japanese GP at Fuji. Photos by Jon Grainger via iwitness24

(c) copyright citizenside.com

Leading Hollywood director Ron Howard has been filming a new movie at Snetterton race track this week - and our iwitness24 users have been on the set.

Howard has been in Norfolk directing racing scenes for the movie ‘Rush’ which centres on the 1976 Formula One season and the epic battle for the World Drivers’ Championship between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

And iwitness24 users Jon Grainger and Damon Bevan have shared some fantastic photos of the 1970s cars and Howard himself as he took time out from filming to chat with the watching crowd.

It’s easy to sign up and join our great new community at iwitness24.co.uk. Simply click on the link on the right of this page or download our free smartphone apps for iPhone or Android.

Related articles

2 comments

  • Daisy, I doubt Ron Howard will be losing sleep over the fact you won't be watching. He is probably about as interested in that fact as the rest of us...

    Report this comment

    merrydancer

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • Hmm. The racing geeks are frothing about taking liberties with the techy stuff, but really, the very mundane Chris Hemsworth as the decidely not boring and completely charismatic Hunt-well I won't be bothering to catch the movie!

    Report this comment

    Daisy Roots

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other Thetford and Brandon sport

Yesterday, 06:30
Mitch Forbes scored for Yarmouth at Saffron Walden.

Ricci Butler insists Great Yarmouth Town’s season is far from over, despite the agony of missing out on promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tymal Mills in action. Picture: SUSSEX CCC

Brandon bowler Tymal Mills is enjoying his start to life at Sussex, despite picking up a back injury in just has second match.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Cycling Club Breckland riders in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25- mile time trial near Wortwell, Mark Fairhead. Picture: Steve Rush

Six Cycling Club Breckland riders took part in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25-mile time trial on the B20/50 course near Wortwell, Bungay.

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition