Best Years to Watch

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Best Years to Watch

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Hey

New here and new to F1. Been following the 2018 season and I am hooked!

I would like to fill the gap between 2018 and 2019 by watching full seasons of the previous years to get caught up all of the trivia and more.

What years would you say are MUST WATCH?

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Any and all of them - go chronologically.
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Hey, Max Rev!!

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I'm sure DD is right... I'm sure every year is amazing...
I'm also sure the years where FERRARI won are just that little bit more amazing!!
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You can't go too far wrong with 1987 through 1998, those were the best years in my opinion.
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To truly understand the 'DNA of Formula One', you can't leave out the 60's and 70's, the most dangerous and deadliest time of the sport.
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Thank you for the responses. From what year did F1 seasons become fully televised? I googled for am answer but it doesn't explicitly mention when, only that some years would only show some of the races.

I'd hate to be 25% into watching a season only to find out they never showed the rest of it.
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Welcome MaxRev. :)

MaxRev wrote:Thank you for the responses. From what year did F1 seasons become fully televised? I googled for am answer but it doesn't explicitly mention when, only that some years would only show some of the races.

I'd hate to be 25% into watching a season only to find out they never showed the rest of it.


IIRC BBC only started showing all races in 1978 (highlights). My 1st season was 1994, and loved it so much I'm writing a book on that year (www.1994f1.com). The racing at the front isn't the best, but the cars sounded cool, and the midfield / backmarker fights were awersome. Also it's a very important year for F1 as so much that happened that year (I won't spoil the surprise).
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I watched all races of the late 60's - 70's until 1994 back in Switzerland, so there was coverage there.
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This is taken from a recent Autosport survey which may help any newbie fans to F1 decide which years to watch. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=230206734232188&set=a.209097413009787.1073741828.100017285892552&type=3&theater
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The mid-2000s (Alonso and Renault onwards, through to the rise of Red Bull and Brawn) is a pretty bonkers period to look back at.

Going chronologically through seasons is always great. Stumbled across some official season reviews on DailyMotion over the winter and watched from 1997-2005. Interesting throughout, but the craziness of those final few years was fun to relive.
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darwin dali wrote:To truly understand the 'DNA of Formula One', you can't leave out the 60's and 70's, the most dangerous and deadliest time of the sport.

Totally agree, the early to mid seventies are a must for me but The carnage that is interwoven into the early years of the sport are essential reading to fully grasp just how far the sport has moved on since those days which is why I have mixed feelings about the Halo.
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ChrisGroves18 wrote:The mid-2000s (Alonso and Renault onwards, through to the rise of Red Bull and Brawn) is a pretty bonkers period to look back at for learning How to take phenq.

Going chronologically through seasons is always great. Stumbled across some official season reviews on DailyMotion over the winter and watched from 1997-2005. Interesting throughout, but the craziness of those final few years was fun to relive.


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