Whether you’re seeking a gift for an F1 fan or looking to treat yourself to a Formula One video or book, F1 Fanatic has got over a hundred recommendations to suit budgets of all sizes.
And with the Black Friday sales event kicking off tomorrow (November 27th), there are some extra bargains to be had on race tickets, team merchandise and much more.
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Official 2015 F1 season review
The official Formula One season review video is essential viewing for every F1 fan, particularly as it often contains lots of previously unbroadcast footage. This year’s video is due out on December 21st.
More F1 season review DVDs
Complete your collection with videos from earlier seasons.
- Buy The Official Formula One Season Review 2014 (Blu-Ray)
- Buy The Official Formula One Season Review 2014 (DVD)
- Buy Who Can Stop Him?: The Official Formula One Season Review 2013 (Blu-Ray) / (DVD)
- Buy Victorious Vettel: The Official Formula One Season Review 2012 (Blu-Ray) / (DVD)
- Buy the 2011 F1 season review (Blu-ray) / (DVD)
- Buy the 2010 F1 season review DVD – “Sebastian’s Coming of Age”
- Buy the 2009 F1 season review DVD – “Not in a Hurry”
- Buy the 2008 F1 season review DVD – “Luck does not come into it”
- Buy the 2007 F1 season review DVD – “Kimi made it at last”
- Buy the 2006 F1 season review DVD – “Once again”
- Buy the 2005 F1 season review DVD – “Fantastic Fernando”
- Buy the 2004 F1 season review DVD – “Michael does it again”
- Buy the 2003 F1 season review DVD – “Michael & co.: The dream team”
Still not enough? Find all the official F1 season reviews here.
F1 films and videos
Five years on from the excellent Senna movie, the re-release of 1992 documentary “Ayrton Senna: Racing is in my Blood” gives an eye-opening insight into how he was viewed before his untimely death in 1994. It’s among the pick of the video releases for Formula One fans this year.
- Buy Ayrton Senna: Racing is in My Blood (DVD)
- Buy Rush limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray and DVD / (Blu-ray) / (DVD)
- Buy Hunt vs Lauda: Grand Prix’s Greatest Racing Rivals (DVD)
- Buy Senna (Blu-ray) / (DVD)
- Buy 1: Life At The Limit (Blu-ray) / (DVD)
Other motor sport videos
Review all the action from this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours which featured an F1 driver in the victorious car for the first time in 24 years. That plus more reviews of other racing disciplines can be found below.
- Buy the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours review (Blu-Ray)
- Buy the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours review (DVD)
- Buy the 2015 Moto GP review (Blu-Ray)
- Buy the World Rally Championship 2015 Review (two-disc DVD)
- Buy the 2015 Moto GP review (DVD)
- Buy the 2015 British Touring Car Championship review (two-disc DVD)
F1 2015 – The official Formula One game
In their sixth year producing the official Formula One game, Codemasters brought the franchise bang up-to-date for the latest platforms as well as adding the new circuits and other changes for 2015. You can also play with all the 2014 content as well.
Licensing restrictions means the F1 game only features grand prix cars, so if you’d like to race something else there’s a few other suggestions below – plus a selection of steering wheels.
- Buy F1 2015 for PS4
- Buy F1 2015 for Xbox One
- Buy F1 2015 for PC
- Buy Project CARS for PS4 / Xbox One / PC
- Buy WRC 5 for PS4 / Xbox One / PC
- Buy the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider racing wheel for Xbox One
- Buy the Logitech G920 racing wheel for Xbox One and PC
- Buy the Logitech G29 racing wheel for PS4 and PS3
It’s been the best year for new Formula One book releases for some time: Mark Webber and Max Mosley penned autobiographies while new books appeared on world champions Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell.
But before you clear space on your bookshelves or e-reader, check the reviews to find out which of these deserve a place your wish list.
- Buy Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey by Mark Webber
- Buy Staying on Track: The Autobiography by Nigel Mansell
- Buy Formula One and Beyond: The Autobiography by Max Mosley
- Buy Alain Prost (McLaren) by Maurice Hamilton
- Buy Grand Prix Circuits: Maps and statistics from every Formula One track
- Buy First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth
- Buy Formula 1 2015 Technical Analysis
- Buy Riverside International Raceway: A Photographic Tour of the Historic Track
- Buy Formula 1 in Camera, 1960-69: Volume 2
- Buy Driving on the Edge: The Art and Science of Race Driving
- Buy Formula One the Illustrated History
- Buy The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2016
- Buy Ayrton Senna: All His Races
- Buy John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels
- Buy Formula One Circuits From Above
Looking for a guaranteed quality read? These books all scored a maximum five-out-of-five when reviewed by F1 Fanatic:
- Buy Jackie Stewart: Winning Is Not Enough
- Buy Tony Brooks: Poetry in Motion
- Buy Grand Prix Who’s Who
- Buy Team Lotus: My View from the Pit Wall
- Buy Fangio: The Life Behind the Legend
Autocourse is the essential season review annual for motor racing enthusiasts.
While every edition bears the image of the latest Formula One world champion on the cover, inside you’ll find coverage of the world of four-wheeled motorsport. But the majority of each annual is given over to in-depth coverage of the grand prix season and superb photography.
- Buy Autocourse 2015-2016 direct from the publishers with free UK postage or buy Autocourse 2015-2016 from Amazon
- Buy the Autocourse 2016 grand prix calendar
- Buy the Autocourse 2016 classic calendar
An F1 car contains an average of 80,000 individual components and teams replace them quickly. These increasingly find their way into all manner of distinctive gift items from wallet to clocks.
Memento Exclusives sell a wide range of items built from ‘upcycled’ F1 car parts – some at pocket money prices and others costing several thousand pounds. Here’s a selection of their products:
- F1 Bearing Keychain – £25
- F1 Skid Block Phone Holder – £59
- F1 Bodywork Wallet – £149
- F1 Gear Ratio & Layshaft Lamp – £299
- 2012 Black and Gold Lotus Wheel Rim Table – £299
As drivers now keep the same number from year to year, team merchandise doesn’t date as quickly as it used to. And there are some great bargains to be found on team kit at the end of a season.
Check out the official F1 website’s Black Friday deals page for several deals.
- Buy the Lewis Hamilton 2015 Mercedes cap USA special edition
- Buy the Lewis Hamilton 2015 Mercedes cap Brazil special edition
- Buy the Mercedes 2015 double constructors’ championship winners T-shirt
- Buy the Ferrari 2015 team T-Shirt
- Buy the Williams 2015 rucksack
- Buy the Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 2015 cap
- Buy the Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 2015 kids cap
- Buy the McLaren-Honda wallet
- Buy the Official Minardi 189 T-shirt by Retro Formula 1
Race tickets and trips
You can buy tickets for races on the 2016 F1 calendar via the links below. Note the calendar is still subject to change and ticket options for the new 2016 European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan have not yet been announced.
If you have any questions about going to a particular race, do post them in the forum for each race where other readers who have been to each event may be able to help.
- Buy Australian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne forum
- Buy Malaysian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang forum
- Buy Chinese Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai forum
- Buy Bahrain Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit forum
- Buy Spanish Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya forum
- Buy Monaco Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Monaco Grand Prix at Monte-Carlo forum
- Buy Canadian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve forum
- Buy Austrian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring forum
- Buy British Grand Prix tickets | Going to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone forum
- Buy German Grand Prix tickets | Going to the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring forum
- Buy Hungarian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring forum
- Buy Belgian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps forum
- Buy Italian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza forum
- Buy Singapore Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay forum
- Buy Japanese Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka forum
- Buy United States Grand Prix tickets | Going to the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas forum
- Buy Mexican Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez forum
- Buy Brazilian Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos forum
- Buy Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets | Going to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina forum
Black Friday deals on race tickets
As last year the Circuit of the Americas is running a special Black Friday deal allowing you to buy a general admission ticket for six races including the Formula One, World Endurance Champions and Moto GP rounds for $249. The tickets go on sale on Friday at midnight until the following Monday. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is also selling tickets at half price this weekend, meaning a general admission ticket can be had for as little as $23.
Here’s a selection of the 2015 grid in model form – including Red Bull’s test car in its black-and-white livery:
If you didn’t manage to win one of the brilliant LEGO Speed Champions sets in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship, it’s surely time to treat yourself. The Ferrari F1 truck with racing cars and the McLaren pit stop set are highlights of this officially-licensed range. If you’d prefer something a little more advanced, check out the grand prix racer and Le Mans-style Technic sets.
A Mercedes versus a Mclaren might not be a very close competition in F1 these days but it’s sure to come across well in slot car form. The new App Race Control set from Scalextric features detailed models of each and their latest racing system which even updates your Facebook and Twitter profiles with your race statistics. Alternatively you can recreate some of this year’s better races with Carrera’s Formula Run set which features a Mercedes and a Ferrari.
- Buy the LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F14 T and Scuderia Ferrari Truck set
- Buy the LEGO Speed Champions: McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop set
- Buy the LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer set
- Buy the LEGO Technic 24 Hours Race Car set
- Buy the Scalextric ARC One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 VS McLaren Mercedes F1 Set
- Carrera Evolution Formula Run – Mercedes vs Ferrari
- Buy the official 2016 Ferrari F1 calendar
- Buy Scalextric Legends McLaren M7 vs Lotus 49 Limited Edition Slot Car Twin Pack
- Buy Scalextric Legends Tyrrell 003 vs Lotus 72 Limited Edition Slot Car Twin Pack
Over to you
Do you have any F1-related gifts in mind for the festive season? Have you spotted any great deals on grand prix gear you want to share with other F1 Fanatics? Let us know in the comments.
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