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For Those Who Say “Crashes Are The Best Bit of Motorsport”…

Thursday 31st March 2011

Here’s something you should watch (although you probably won’t).

To coincide with the start of the F1 season, the BBC showed a couple of documentaries about the sport. I’ve only seen one of them so far, and I thought it worth sharing. It’s called Grand Prix: the Killer Years, which sort of gives you a clue about its subject. Crappy title, but it’s really a great documentary (if somewhat gruesome at times; really not sure I wanted to see footage of Lorenzo Bandini’s accident at Monaco, for instance). It’s about the era of the 60s and early 70s, when the cars had developed to the point of being too quick for the tracks; when fatalities became a regular occurrence, and about how the drivers started to get things changed.

Even if you’re not a motorsport fan, it’s an incredibly good documentary and you will find it interesting. Just don’t watch it if you’re at all feeling down, because – and this may come as a shock – it’s not exactly uplifting.

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