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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″.
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 [...]
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.
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 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.
The quality of the footage on the 1983 review is not very good, and the commentary is simply appalling.
The 1982 season was probably the most important of the eighties – but for all the wrong reasons.
This was the championship it seemed no-one wanted to win.