Someone on YouTube has created a montage of the 2010 F1 season which I somehow managed to stumble upon. The editing is nothing special at all, but the whole video has been mirrored to avoid detection by FOM, and it allows us to see F1 from a completely different perspective.
Perhaps the weirdest parts to look at are Eau Rouge and Monaco. But one thing this video did is made me realise how immune I’d become to the sheer speed and agility of F1 cars. If you’re anything like me (an F1 anorak :P ), you’ll normally be able to tell exactly where a snippet of footage is almost instantly. I don’t even think about it – I just know where on the circuit everything I’m seeing on the screen is. But this video completely messes with my brain and it’s like I’m seeing everything for the first time all over again! I believe this is a good example of what it must be like for someone who knows nothing about F1 and has never seen it before to see it on their TV. It’s so fast, beautiful and violent, yet years of watching and knowing every inch of every race track has perhaps made me immune to this, which is why I found this video so fascinating.
The direction change of these cars is immense, and I feel ashamed that it took this video for me to appreciate that again.