These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Quite a few people are furious that Daniel Brühl didn't even get a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars, especially considering that he's gotten them in other awards shows. Richard Roeper is one of them.
Of course, that he's being nominated in the supporting actor category for who is nominally one of the main characters falls into Award Category Fraud.
The film also was expected to be a nominee for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, but ended up getting no nominations by the Academy at all.
Equally infuriating is that, despite the fact that Brühl spent hours in the makeup chair and the film was praised for the realistic portrayal of his burns, the film wasn't nominated in the best makeup and hairstyling category. There were only three nominees, one of them being Bad Grandpa. Let that sink in: A Jackass movie now has the honor of being called Oscar-nominated while Rush is not.
Critical Research Failure: "Artistic Licence" excuses most of the inaccuracies in the film, but claiming the Nordschleife is called “The Graveyard” when its iconic real nickname is “The Green Hell” sparked serious anger amongst F1 fans
After seeing the movie and watching Niki and Marlene's happy marriage, it's a little sobering and depressing to read Niki's Wikipedia page and find out they eventually divorced.
Sean Edwards played (via stunt doubling) his father Guy, who was one of the ones to pull Niki out of his wreck. On October 15th 2013 he was killed in an equally fiery crash at Queensland during a test drive with one of his proteges.
A few months later, Mauro Pane, Daniel Brühl's stunt double, also died from a car crash.
All the times James drank, smoked, and did drugs, considering his hard partying likely contributed to his death via heart attack at 45.
Aside from the Foe Yay mentioned above there was the moment where James was so thrilled about Hesketh entering Formula One that he planted a big kiss on Lord Hesketh. Poor guy looked bewildered.
According to Brühl, he and Chris Hemsworth invented a romantic comedy between James and Niki in between takes so the Foe and Ho Yay might be a tad deliberate.
If we get a little meta with the Ho Yay, Lauda once said Hemsworth's ass made the movie.
Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: While the pairing of James/Niki does have the Portmanteau Couple Name of 'Launt', Tumblr fangirls tend to use the term 'Rathunt' more. Likewise the Niki/Marlene pairing is colloquially known as "Because I'm Asking You To" after a memorable line from Marlene.