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 … Continue reading “Kimi made it at last” (F1 2007 season DVD)
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.
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?
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…
2005 gave us some good action: that unforgettable race in Suzuka, genuine overtaking at Monaco and plenty of incident.
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 … Continue reading “Who Else But Schumacher?” – 1994 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.
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.