This film, titled Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1, is a 1985 documentary that explains the F1 cars and technologies of the era. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see Lauda in the post-Rush days and listen to him explaining car balance, transmissions and engines from the midst of the original turbo era.

It’s just under 20 minutes in length and is well worth the time, especially if you’re a Formula 1 fan currently undergoing withdrawals. The narrator covers almost every aspect of the mid-80s cars including a fascinating look under the skin of Lauda’s McLaren.

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