"There's a lie that all drivers tell themselves. Death is something that happens to other people," Hemsworth says. "That's how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. But more powerful than fear itself, is the will to win."
Hemsworth stars in the upcoming Formula 1 drama as James Hunt, the English racing rival to three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda, an Austrian driver who suffered severe burns after a his Ferrari burst into flames in a 1976 crash.
Despite the traumatic accident, Lauda made remarkable return to the racing circuit just six weeks later.
Daniel Brühl plays Lauda in the Sept. 20 release, while Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara co-star as the competing daredevils' love interests.
Watch Hemsworth and Brühl put it all on the line below: