During the 1966 Formula 1 World Championship, the title was mainly contested by four drivers. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sarti, driving for Ferrari, had already won the championship twice but was nearing the end of his career. American Pete Aron (first with Jordan and then with Yamura) was trying to regain his success and make up for his reputation as a reckless and second-rate driver. Britain’s Scott Stoddard of the Jordan team is struggling to recover from a violent accident that left him with several injuries. He is also going through a complicated period with a marriage that is on the rocks. Finally, the charismatic and arrogant Italian Nino Barlini is the second driver at Ferrari. This former motorbike champion has a bright future in Formula 1. A few women ‘gravitate’ into this male world. Although he is married, Jean-Pierre Sarti is having an affair with the American journalist Louise Frederickson, who has little interest in motor sport. Pete Aron had a brief relationship with Pat, the wife of his Jordan teammate Scott Stoddard.