If you watch Rush online, be prepared to experience the thrills, dangers and rivalries of Formula 1 racing. Set against the backdrop of motor sport, Rush is the story of two drivers, Niki Lauda and James Hunt, whose skills are only exceeded by the rivalry they have for each other. While Hunt is an Englishman, Lauda is Austrian.
The rivalry begins in 1970 where Hunt beats Lauda in a Formula 3 race and goes on to win it. 5 years later Lauda wins his first championship. At around this time Hunt gets married to Suzy Miller, a supermodel. Lauda on the other hand is in a relationship with a Marlene Knaus, a socialite from Germany.
As the 1976 season of Formula is beginning, Hunt is struggling while Lauda has dominated the initial 2 races. And a disqualification follows for Hunt after winning the Spanish Grand Prix when his car is found to have been too wide following an inspection done after the race. At this point in his life nothing seems to be working as his wife is discovered to be cheating on him with an actor. The marriage ends in divorce. But his competitive spirit returns after the divorce and he is soon back in contention for the championship. This is just at about the same time that Lauda is getting married to Marlene.
But the two menâ€™s lives take different opposing directions when Lauda realises he has nothing to prove and instead decides to give up his racing career to concentrate on his relationship with his wife Marlene.