Hi all. I’ve been reading F1Fanatic for a while now and this is the first time I’ve started a thread.
So, what are your favorite one lap videos of Formula 1 (or other racing series if you’d like)? They don’t have to be championship deciders, pole positions, or fastest laps (but they can be). Just post your favorite one lap videos and tell us why you like them.
I’ll start with these five.
Nelson Piquet – Brands Hatch Qualifying, 1986
I love the brutal sound of the Honda turbo, so loud and deep that it’s almost drowning out Murray Walker’s frantic commentary. The camera angles give a good sense of the undulations of Brands Hatch. Sparks and contrails come off of the Williams. Piquet is on the limit with a wiggle out of every corner.
Kimi Raikkonen – Monaco Qualifying, 2004
The usual high speed needle threading in Monaco. One of the best noises in the world for me is a V10 accelerating away up the gears. Precise squirts of throttle from the hairpin to Portier, and enough of a lift to hear the whining of the gearbox. Reverberations through the tunnel. Tabac looks like one smooth act of violence, firing out of the exit into a close shot of the Swimming Pool that highlights the agility of the car, and Raikkonen’s aggressive dancing over the kerbs.
Eddie Cheever – Detroit Practice, 1983
Much more power than grip on a wet day in Detroit. Eddie Cheever fighting the car with an oversteer moment at every [90 degree] corner.
Fernando Alonso – Hungaroring, 2001
Fernando Alonso dealing with as much oversteer as Eddie Cheever did, only on a sunny dry day in Hungary in a Minardi with a rear end made entirely out of cheese.
Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna – Montreal, 1991
24 raging cylinders power two titans of F1.