The title of this video is not in the best of taste, given the death of Ayrton Senna in the third round of the season. Nor does it do much credit to Damon Hill, who finished the championship within a point of Michael Schumacher. Sadly this pivotal year in F1 history (given the deaths of [...]
The 2001 review video is exceptionally bad, especially given that the 2001 DVD review is pretty good, and they both have the same material to work from.
Although McLaren were dominant, 1984 was a close season – the closest ever, in fact, with Niki Lauda sneaking the title from team-mate Alain Prost by just half a point.
The 2001 season review DVD, again produced by Sony, is something of an oddity. It is not available as a commercial retail DVD, but was given away with early copies of the Formula One 2001 Playstation 2 game.
The quality of the footage on the 1983 review is not very good, and the commentary is simply appalling.
The 1982 season was probably the most important of the eighties – but for all the wrong reasons.
This was the championship it seemed no-one wanted to win.
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.
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.