The 2012 F1 season DVD review video offers much of the essential action but suffers from some glaring omissions and fails to recapture the drama of the season.
Here are the ten most popular purchases made by F1 Fanatic readers from the selection of books, videos, games and other items reviewed here this year.
The new Autocourse Grand Prix Who’s Who details the careers of hundreds of F1 drivers, covers 800 pages, weighs four kilos – and gets five stars.
F1 Race Stars is Codemasters’ latest addition to their official Formula One game roster. But is the Mario Kart clone as much fun as it looks?
BBC F1 presenter Jake Humphrey has written a new book on his four years in the sport – read the review and win a copy.
Richard Craig thought the Ayrton Senna film was too sympathetic to its subject, so he wrote his own biography of the F1 great.
BBC and ITV F1 presenter Steve Rider is better placed than most to comment on the impassioned debate about the standard of F1 television coverage.
BRP chief mechanic Tony Robinson, who helped cut Stirling Moss from the wreckage of his car at Goodwood in 1962, is the subject of this new biography.
The official F1 game franchise seems to be treading water with F1 2012, the third in Codemasters’ series of Formula One games.
Lotus won the world championship three times with the 72. Now the classic car is the second F1 machine to grace the cover of a Haynes manual.
The appetite for Formula 1 nostalgia is clearly healthy as Haynes have produced a second volume of images from the 1970s seasons.
Watkins Glen was F1’s longest-lasting venue for the United States Grand Prix. This book charts the race’s rise and fall.
Di Spires’ recollections of famous F1 names behaving badly cannot fail to raise a smile.
Exquisite photography makes McLaren: The Art of Racing a cut above the usual ‘coffee table’ F1 books – but it comes with a rather steep price tag.
McLaren’s extraordinary history of success extends far beyond F1, as this anthology of their motor racing victories shows.
For a driver who won his first Grand Prix and came close to clinching the 1959 drivers’ championship, not an awful lot gets written about Tony Brooks.
Was BRM team principal Louis Stanley the son of British prime minister Herbert Asquith? It’s one of several shocking claims made in a new book by his stepdaughter.
“If you’re not winning …you’re not trying”, the insightful documentary on Lotus’s 1973 world championship campaign, has been re-released on DVD.
Formula 1: All the races contains results for 858 F1 races up to the start of the 2012 season.
The Formula 1 in Camera series spans four books, each of which features a decade of F1 photographs.