Not since 1999 has anyone beaten Michael Schumacher to the driver’s championship – and on that occasion he missed half the season with a broken leg.
Gerald Donaldson’s memorable biography of Gilles Villeneuve is tipped to become a film to hit cinema screens in 2007.
The first two official season review DVDs were produced by Sony, and hence come labelled “compatibile with Playstation 2”.
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 … Continue reading “Who Else But Schumacher?” – 1994 F1 season video review
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.
It’s taken a while for FOCA to get their act together with F1 review DVDs – too long, really – but the 2004 DVD delivers the goods.
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.
Although there are DVD reviews available for the 2000 and 2001 season, FOM took until 2003 to start putting their own DVD reviews out.
Quite a few of these F1 season review videos have perplexing titles, and this is a prime example.
The 1988 season review video boasts a strong commentating line-up: F1 legend Stirling Moss and top pundit Tony Jardine.
The simmering Schumacher-Hill rivalry of 1995 makes for great viewing.
The 1998 season video suffers from the same irritating commentary that spoils the 1997 review.
A case study in how to spoil good material with sloppy production.