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ELUSIVEJIM

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After following F1 for decades there are moments in time which stick in our memories. These can be total excitement or tragic events but they are all what F1 was about.

Are there any stories which you would like to share along with footage or just an incident or race which you have strong memories about.

To start off I found two interesting video's posted by fan's which I always feel are the best.

Yes the footage is not up to 2018 standards but still worth the watch.

Imola testing March 10th 1994

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvJyAj1xHkQ&t=...

Imola race day May 1st 1994

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Ta1JQKvoE&t=...

DuckAvenger

248 posts

74 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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So, disguised Senna-post

ELUSIVEJIM

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DuckAvenger said:
So, disguised Senna-post
It is one of the biggest events of F1. But the testing footage was fantastic with the V12 Ferrari's.

Why not post something yourself?

ELUSIVEJIM

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Alonso and Hamilton 2007

That pitstop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWJCGInsVUs

bakerstreet

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106 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Four major events stand out for me Not in any particualr order.

Senna's crash. I watched that race live.

Nigel Mansell crossing the line to win the British Grand Prix in 1992. He was at the height of his popularity at that point and there was a track invasion of epic proportions.

Damon Hill winning the championship in 96. Probably the most emotional I have ever felt watching F1. Murrey Walker's commentary was probably a major factor in that emotion as he struggled to hold his emotions together.

Jenson Button Candian GP win. Think the coverage was an epic 7hrs and commentators were struggling a bit for content towards the end biggrin
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Eric Mc

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206 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Too many to list or provide links.

Sadly, not that many after about 2000.

ELUSIVEJIM

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bakerstreet said:
Four major events stand out for me Not in any particualr order.

Senna's crash. I watched that race live.

Nigel Mansell crossing the line to win the British Grand Prix in 1992. He was at the height of his popularity at that point and there was a track invasion of epic proportions.

Damon Hill winning the championship in 96. Probably the most emotional I have ever felt watching F1. Murrey Walker's commentary was probably a major factor in that emotion as he struggled to hold his emotions together.

Jenson Button Candian GP win. Think the coverage was an epic 7hrs and commentators were struggling a bit for content towards the end biggrin
Nice one. Many great memories there smile

Mansell 1992 British GP last laps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc4Orp78EFk

Edited by ELUSIVEJIM on Wednesday 21st March 10:29

ELUSIVEJIM

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Eric Mc said:
Too many to list or provide links.

Sadly, not that many after about 2000.
For me 2009 was special just because Brawn won the Championship against all odds.

But as you say it's a bit limited.



Eric Mc

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There have been plenty of "nice" (and sad) moments since 2000, but the ones that really affected me all date from before then.

Sadly, a lot of these pre 2000 moments were related to driver fatalities, so it's probably just as well that the racing after 2000 has been a lot less traumatic.

Also, as one gets older, one does not put so much store on sports personalities. I don't follow football with the passion I did when I was 10 years old. I certainly don't follow F1 with the same passion either. Indeed, I am finding the current era bland in the extreme. But when the drivers are young enough to be your grandchildren (let alone children), it's hard to look on them as "heroes".

Having just had a very pleasant weekend watch the action from Goodwood, it does help remind me why I fell in love with motorsport as a child.

sgtBerbatov

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22 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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In recent memory Jules Bianchi's crash was devastating.

I also remember being in the pub when Kubica destroyed his BMW Sauber at Canada, and everyone thought he died.

Hamilton's pass on Glock in Brazil. The both of them cost me a bet, I had Massa to win and I still think Massa was the better champion that year.

Then theres the Belgian GP in 1998 when they decided the T Car was a better drive than their original cars. And Schumacher acting the hard man.

Leithen

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208 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Gilles Villeneuve, Spain 1981.

https://youtu.be/EHY6wv0VlsU

mcholeboy_59

75 posts

18 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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Burti - Spa - 2001

This was the one crash i'll never forget, only just started watching f1 at the start of 2001 and to an 11 year old me, it was horrific.

i remember the helicopter orbiting over the crash and the marshals pulling the tyres back to see burti motionless and slumped over, still gives me goosebumps now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjINHKQ1v_0

StevieBee

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196 months

Wednesday 21st March 2018
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bakerstreet said:
Four major events stand out for me Not in any particualr order.

Senna's crash. I watched that race live.

Nigel Mansell crossing the line to win the British Grand Prix in 1992. He was at the height of his popularity at that point and there was a track invasion of epic proportions.

Damon Hill winning the championship in 96. Probably the most emotional I have ever felt watching F1. Murrey Walker's commentary was probably a major factor in that emotion as he struggled to hold his emotions together.

Jenson Button Candian GP win. Think the coverage was an epic 7hrs and commentators were struggling a bit for content towards the end biggrin
You've saved me a lot of typing there! smile

Canada / Button and Hamilton / Brazil (when he took the WDC) are the only times I've ever stood up and yelled at the telly!

The British GP in '82 stands out for being the first race I spectated at. Derek Warwick in the Toleman was the first car I saw on track and the sight and noise still sends tingles up my neck!



Eric Mc

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Villeneuve and Arnoux in France.

Senna and Mansell in Spain.

Mansell at Silverstone 1987.

Rosberg's qulaifying lap at Silverstone in 1985.

The 1982 Monaco GP

Daly flying a Tyrrell at Monaco in 1980.

Seeing Daly demonstrate an F1 Ensign in the Phoenix Park Dublin in 1978.

ELUSIVEJIM

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Eric Mc said:
There have been plenty of "nice" (and sad) moments since 2000, but the ones that really affected me all date from before then.

Sadly, a lot of these pre 2000 moments were related to driver fatalities, so it's probably just as well that the racing after 2000 has been a lot less traumatic.

Also, as one gets older, one does not put so much store on sports personalities. I don't follow football with the passion I did when I was 10 years old. I certainly don't follow F1 with the same passion either. Indeed, I am finding the current era bland in the extreme. But when the drivers are young enough to be your grandchildren (let alone children), it's hard to look on them as "heroes".

Having just had a very pleasant weekend watch the action from Goodwood, it does help remind me why I fell in love with motorsport as a child.
Agree totally with your points.

Goodwood looks amazing.

Really need to make the trip.

ELUSIVEJIM

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Leithen said:
Gilles Villeneuve, Spain 1981.

https://youtu.be/EHY6wv0VlsU
Amazing.

Must be "along with Moss" the best driver never to win a Championship.

ELUSIVEJIM

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mcholeboy_59 said:
Burti - Spa - 2001

This was the one crash i'll never forget, only just started watching f1 at the start of 2001 and to an 11 year old me, it was horrific.

i remember the helicopter orbiting over the crash and the marshals pulling the tyres back to see burti motionless and slumped over, still gives me goosebumps now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjINHKQ1v_0
Remember watch that too live. Seeing Irvine running across just shows he was thinking it was bad.

Amazing the strength of the car even then as a decade earlier and he would have been either serious or dead.

ELUSIVEJIM

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Eric Mc said:
Villeneuve and Arnoux in France.

Senna and Mansell in Spain.

Mansell at Silverstone 1987.

Rosberg's qulaifying lap at Silverstone in 1985.

The 1982 Monaco GP

Daly flying a Tyrrell at Monaco in 1980.

Seeing Daly demonstrate an F1 Ensign in the Phoenix Park Dublin in 1978.
Nice list smile

ELUSIVEJIM

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The full race itself was not that exciting but the end sure was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtZ0wv1I8yc

ELUSIVEJIM

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