Roman Polanski’s “Weekend of a Champion”

In 1971, film producer Roman Polanski (yes, that Roman Polanski) spent a week with Team Tyrrell and Jackie Stewart at the Monaco GP, and produced a movie titled, “Weekend of a Champion”. Apart from a theatre release and some TV showings, the movie seems to have disappeared into obscurity. The title rarely shows up in any filmography listings for Polanski, and the all-knowing Google has very little about this movie. Thankfully, YouTube has a few segments from the movie but I’m still on the hunt for a full version. Here’s Jackie Stewart – at breakfast in his underwear – explaining to Polanski how to drive at Monaco.

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