2. Grand Prix (1966)
John Frankenheimer, the Grand Prix's director, received a nomination for Outstanding Directing by the Directors Guild of America; such was the brilliance of this movie.
Though it follows the life of four Formula One drivers through a fictionalized racing season, it is actually the story of an American Grand Prix driver, who is ousted from his racing team after a racing accident leaves his partner critically injured.
While the F1 cars used in the film were mock-ups, some of the racing scenes in the movies are footages from real F1 races.
Grand Prix was one of the ten highest grossing films of 1966, and received accolades for the racing scenes.