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F1: Relive the famous 1976 Japan Grand Prix when James Hunt took the title

As we are only weeks before the first public screening of "Rush" movie, we propose this short, 3-minute video of the famous 1976 Japan Grand Prix, the title-decider between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

The race was held at Fuji Speedway in torrential rain. Just two laps into the race, Austrian Niki Lauda decided to park his Ferrari 312 T2 in the pits and retired, judging the conditions too dangerous to keep racing.

Meanwhile, his arch rival James Hunt, driving a McLaren M23, led the race, was forced to pit for new tires and eventually crossed the line in third, scoring enough points to win the world title.