Official season reviews articles on F1 Fanatic archive
“Start to Finish” – 1981 F1 season review video 1st January 2005, 21:01
This is as early as the official FOCA reviews stretch back, and it shows.
Despite the title, this video does not focus as narrowly on Ayrton Senna as the 1992 tape does on Nigel Mansell.
It’s taken a while for FOCA to get their act together with F1 review DVDs – too long, really – but the 2004 DVD delivers the goods.
If you’re putting a collection of these videos together, put this one at the bottom of your wish list. There really is nothing to commend it.
Although there are DVD reviews available for the 2000 and 2001 season, FOM took until 2003 to start putting their own DVD reviews out.
Quite a few of these F1 season review videos have perplexing titles, and this is a prime example.
The 1988 season review video boasts a strong commentating line-up: F1 legend Stirling Moss and top pundit Tony Jardine.
The simmering Schumacher-Hill rivalry of 1995 makes for great viewing.
The 1998 season video suffers from the same irritating commentary that spoils the 1997 review.
A case study in how to spoil good material with sloppy production.