Grand Prix is a 1966 film, noted for its elaborate visual effects staged by cinematographer Saul Bass. The story follows the personal and professional adventures of four drivers throughout a season of Formula One racing. Scott Stoddard (Brian Bedford) is an English driver who is badly injured at Monte Carlo. His wife, Pat (Jessica Walter), walks out on him when he shows starts to show signs of mental strain. She takes up with an American driver, Pete Aron (James Garner), who was the driver who ran her husband off the track. A married Italian driver, Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), begins an affair with an American fashion executive, Louise Fredrickson (Eva Maria Saint). The last is another Italian, Nino Barlini (Antonio Sabato), is the the headstrong and reckless young upstart who has moved to Formula One after a successful career as a motorcycle racer. Grand Prix is directed by John Frankenheimer and the winner of three Academy awards for technical achievements.