Your Favo[u]rite One Lap Videos

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    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.

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    The Raikkonen video at Monaco is pure joy to the ears, and good lord I forgot how bad the Minardi was, he pulled out some great results with that car.

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    Great, clips, the minardi looks a real handful. I love the Montreal clip.

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    There is one that I discovered on You Tube a few months back and which is truly amazing. It was the last F1 race on the old Nurburgring before drivers decided it was too dangerous. The winner was Jacky Ickx and I thing the two drivers seen crashing are Vic Elford and Piers Courage. Look at the way suspensions work and how the drivers are always close to the (h)edge. Nothing beats it:


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    Trulli’s Monaco pole http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWYVCdqze7g

    I personally loved Massa’s Suzuka pole but I’m biased.

    Alonso’s first lap at Hungary 2006 is the best lap I have ever seen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqF38t46vyU&feature=related

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    this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSval75GTq4

    just for the moment jenson does a superb outbraking-down-the-outside move on vettel only for the red bull to be magically replaced by kubicas renault which then squeezes button a hairs-breadth from the inside wall. great battle.

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    @Mattclinch – It’s Webber, not Vettel. But it’s wonderful when Kubica comes out of nowhere like if Webber had changed car.

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    Two great ones for you here:

    The King of F1 in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Ifcgl789E

    The one man better in a Lotus than Senna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LnMJflV5sA

    Sadly I can’t find one that adequately shows Schumacher’s first lap from the 1998 Japanese Grand Prix where he took 9 places at Suzuka.

    Favourite? No lap ever gave me more joy than this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H2j4vBQG-M

    Well, maybe this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLo2NcBdKNI

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    @Icthyes: These Clark and Fangio videos are amazing. Makes me wonder what “progress” we’ve achieved in 50 years…

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    @Fixy – ah yea, sorry, Webber it is.

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    Thanks for the Alonso onboard Steph! I hadn’t seen that. It was a very chaotic lap. And I agree with you about Trulli’s 2004 Monaco pole; it was brilliant. I was going for him that weekend, so I have fond memories of the race.

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    Some brilliant defending by Schumi in that Alonso vid, why cant he do that any more? What ever happened to Alonso’s technique of cranking on tons of lock too, he hasn’t seemed to have done it since he moved to McLaren – something to do with slicks/traction control?

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    Everytime I see Hungary 2006 it amazes me. Before he pitted he had a lead of 40 seconds, which is unbelievable. Surely would have been one of the greatest wins.

    This is some great footage – God knows how drivers used to fit into such tiny cockpits, there doesn’t appear to be any room for their huge balls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqZBJCFS_Ng&feature=related

    As an Alonso fan I also really enjoyed the laps leading up to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_9urzUrcY What is it with Alonso and passing Ferrari’s around the outside?

    This is just fantastic as well. Seeing him light it up out of the final corner makes my hairs stand up every time. I still dont know how he did it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viwllFnipds

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    I think we might have a new one tonight… http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9163844.stm

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    @George he had to change his driving style in 2007 to suit the Bridgestone tyres

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