Self isolation classic races to watch.

Self isolation classic races to watch.

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fred flange

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384 posts

179 months

Saturday 21st March
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Can you all in here recommend me some classic races on YouTube to watch prefer to watch some of the older 80’s stuff as it was before I got into f1,prefer the Murray Walker commentary as well!!

Eric Mc

112,545 posts

223 months

Saturday 21st March
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1998 Belgian GP
1982 Monaco GP
1973 British GP
1975 British GP
1987 British GP
1997 Monaco GP
1982 Austrian GP
1965 Monaco GP (not a great race - but just great to watch original TV footage from that era)

Piginapoke

1,273 posts

143 months

Saturday 21st March
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2011 Canada
1987 British
2019 German
1988 Monaco
1994 Australian
1997 Japanese


anonymous-user

12 months

Tuesday 24th March
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1979 French GP
1981 Spanish GP
1981 Monaco GP
1984 Austrian GP
1986 Australian GP


Edited by Duns on Tuesday 24th March 22:59

DaveTheRave87

1,649 posts

47 months

Wednesday 25th March
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BBC Radio 5 Live brought Murray Walker back for the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

It was quite a confusing start to the race under normal circumstances, Murray made things a bit more difficult for the viewer. I cannot comprehend how a live radio listener would have understood a single thing that was happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hxVZvG897U

sparta6

2,234 posts

58 months

Thursday 26th March
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1970 - British GP - Brands Hatch

Worth sticking with it to the final lap

coppice

6,321 posts

102 months

Friday 27th March
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Youtube -Formula 1 Test Days 1986 Brands Hatch Mansell/Piquet

Very well shot and edited footage of most of F1 field . I was at Brands in 86 and the look and sound of this evokes what I found the most exciting era of F1 . It's worth noting that these 1 .5 litre cars had up to 1000bhp , more in qualifying, steel brakes and stick shifts . They also demonstrate how good a turbo V6 (Honda, TAG , Renault, Ferrari , Ford ) , can sound - the cars also had IL 4s( Brabham BMW, Benetton ) and V8 (Osella , with Alfa power )

ajprice

18,872 posts

154 months

Sunday 29th March
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Bahrain 2014 on the Formula One YouTube channel, went online yesterday https://youtu.be/abxjNFw5jLs

blueacid

315 posts

99 months

Monday 30th March
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DaveTheRave87 said:
BBC Radio 5 Live brought Murray Walker back for the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

It was quite a confusing start to the race under normal circumstances, Murray made things a bit more difficult for the viewer. I cannot comprehend how a live radio listener would have understood a single thing that was happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hxVZvG897U
Watching the safety car dart out of the way of the F1 car (or is it a curling stone?) at 6mins 35 was quite amusing!

jimPH

1,640 posts

38 months

Monday 30th March
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Christ, the camera angles and footage is hard to watch on some of the classics. Must have about 4 cameras covering the whole track. And murray walker was terrible.

Eric Mc

112,545 posts

223 months

Monday 30th March
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The cars were more dramatic though.

thegreenhell

7,690 posts

177 months

Tuesday 31st March
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The official F1 youtube channel is showing the full race from Adelaide 1986 tomorrow at 8pm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1sVKTvvmCo

markcoznottz

5,944 posts

182 months

Wednesday 1st April
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thegreenhell said:
The official F1 youtube channel is showing the full race from Adelaide 1986 tomorrow at 8pm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1sVKTvvmCo
Great moment just now when Keke rosberg overtakes phillipe alliot, using his overtake button and a huge plume of un burnt fuel bursts out the exhaust.

LeoSayer

6,078 posts

202 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Someone had posted up full races from 2008 on YouTube all seemingly recorded off STV because they had the weather, adverts (interupting the racing) and all the race build up with Steve Rider and Mark Blundell. I rewatched Belgium, Valencia, France, British and Hungary. Still annoyed about Hamilton's post-race penalty in Belgium.

I also watched Australia 2009 (Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan) and was watching the pre-race show for Malaysia (dominated by Hamilton lie-gate).

Annoyingly they all seem to have been taken down, assume due to copyright restrictions.


entropy

3,926 posts

161 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Eric Mc said:
The cars were more dramatic though.
Depends on the era, and specifically what do you mean exactly by cars were more dramatic?

For example, I don't find post-Gilles to pre-MP4/4 spectacular or dramatic enough at all: turbo engines were de-tuned for race; race corner speeds aren't dramatic because the cars were so softly sprung compared to today; for the most part race strategy - ie. avoid doing a pit-stop - was at the detriment to the spectacle eg. 1987 British GP is hailed as a classic largely due to Mansell's unplanned stop; 1986 Australian GP was dramatic because Goodyear's 'wrong prediction'.

coppice

6,321 posts

102 months

Friday 3rd April
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All I'd say is that, , from trackside ALL F1 is dramatic. But in decades of watching , the two eras which made me hold my breath most were turbo 85-87 (I was at Stowe in 87 - and it was amazing ) and just about the whole V10 era - although I hated the grooved tyres and narrow track period . But 89 ..with a huge field with V8, V10 and V12 cars ? fking magic . As was the last couple of years of V10s - watching them through Bridge was astonishing , and the noise extraordinary.

But all time favourite ? The three days I spent at Brands in 86 - standing much closer than we do now , mesmerising speed, weird smells and thunderous soundtrack -not every turbo is quiet ..

Eric Mc

112,545 posts

223 months

Friday 3rd April
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entropy said:
Depends on the era, and specifically what do you mean exactly by cars were more dramatic?

For example, I don't find post-Gilles to pre-MP4/4 spectacular or dramatic enough at all: turbo engines were de-tuned for race; race corner speeds aren't dramatic because the cars were so softly sprung compared to today; for the most part race strategy - ie. avoid doing a pit-stop - was at the detriment to the spectacle eg. 1987 British GP is hailed as a classic largely due to Mansell's unplanned stop; 1986 Australian GP was dramatic because Goodyear's 'wrong prediction'.
For me, the drama of watching F1 is as much to do about how the cars look, sound and behave on track, at speed. They need to look like they are a handful. My favourite era for dynamism is the period 1966 to about 1984.

From then on they began to look too planted on the road and even if they did require a massive effort to get the best out of, that wasn't so obvious to the spectator. At least they sounded great for another couple of decades - but we've lost that too now.

There is also the question of the aesthetics of the cars. Beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder but I haven't felt drawn to the look of F1 cars for around 20 years.

sandman77

1,663 posts

96 months

Friday 3rd April
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I watched 1997 Monaco yesterday. What a great race. If you have forgotten just how good Michael Schumacher was or never believed it in the first place watching him display his talent in this race should remind you.
Sliding the car round Monaco in the wet 5 seconds faster than anyone else is one of the best things I have seen in F1.

ajprice

18,872 posts

154 months

Friday 3rd April
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sandman77 said:
I watched 1997 Monaco yesterday. What a great race. If you have forgotten just how good Michael Schumacher was or never believed it in the first place watching him display his talent in this race should remind you.
Sliding the car round Monaco in the wet 5 seconds faster than anyone else is one of the best things I have seen in F1.
Is 1997 Monaco on YouTube?

Edit...found it https://youtu.be/mYNcI-xxxyY

Edited by ajprice on Friday 3rd April 13:10

thegreenhell

7,690 posts

177 months

Friday 3rd April
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Monaco 1996 full race replay on the F1 channel tomorrow afternoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5OJ5KeiWzg