Official season reviews articles on F1 Fanatic archive

“Kimi made it at last” (F1 2007 season DVD) 9th December 2007, 7:05

Formula One Management guard the rights to show Formula 1 video with utmost jealousy. The cost of buying and broadcasting Formula 1 footage is so extortionately expensive that even major television news channels will only show the briefest glimpses of race action. The end-of-season video reviews remain the only official way to watch the highlights […]

Best gifts for F1 fans: Videos (1/5) 26th November 2007, 7:00

Searching for presents for your Christmas wish list? Need a present for a Formula 1 fan? Over the next five days I’ll be picking out some of the best F1 videos, books, toys, collectibles and more to give you some great gift ideas – starting off with the best in F1 video.

“Once Again!” (2006 F1 season review DVD) 3rd December 2006, 9:43

The official FOCA season review DVD for 2006 boasts nearly four hours of coverage, and is an obvious choice of Xmas present for any F1 fan. But many of the recent official season reviews of late have been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’. Does the 2006 review do justice to a complex and controversial season?

The Ben Evans Column: F1 review videos 29th November 2006, 17:14

We’re only one month into the off-season and already Ben has re-watched all his F1 review videos. So what makes a good review? Ben has a few ideas – not least of which putting out two reviews for each season. Read on to find out why…

“Fantastic Fernando” – 2005 F1 season review DVD 1st January 2006, 20:48

2005 gave us some good action: that unforgettable race in Suzuka, genuine overtaking at Monaco and plenty of incident.

“World Championship Review” – 2000 F1 DVD review 1st January 2005, 21:11

The first two official season review DVDs were produced by Sony, and hence come labelled “compatibile with Playstation 2″.

“Who Else But Schumacher?” – 1994 F1 season video review

The title of this video is not in the best of taste, given the death of Ayrton Senna in the third round of the season. Nor does it do much credit to Damon Hill, who finished the championship within a point of Michael Schumacher. Sadly this pivotal year in F1 history (given the deaths of […]

“What a Class Act” – 2001 F1 season video review

The 2001 review video is exceptionally bad, especially given that the 2001 DVD review is pretty good, and they both have the same material to work from.

“Two Till The End” – 1984 F1 season review video

Although McLaren were dominant, 1984 was a close season – the closest ever, in fact, with Niki Lauda sneaking the title from team-mate Alain Prost by just half a point.

“The Official Review” – 2001 F1 season DVD review

The 2001 season review DVD, again produced by Sony, is something of an oddity. It is not available as a commercial retail DVD, but was given away with early copies of the Formula One 2001 Playstation 2 game.