Formula 1 Retro

Brogan

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For those of you who aren't aware, ESPN Classic (channel 442) is showing a series of programs covering past F1 seasons.

I managed to catch 1977 last night which included, amongst other things, the amazing 6-wheeled Tyrrell and the horrific deaths of the marshall and Tom Pryce.

Tonight and tommorrow it's 1979 and 1980.
Times and details are listed below.
There are also repeats scheduled so check the listings.

Formula 1 Retro: 1979
On: ESPN Classic (442)
Date: Friday 22nd August 2008
Time: 23:35 to 00:35
Details: Ferrari's first-ever 'ground-effects' car and a dream team of Jody Scheckter and Gilles Villeneuve provide the backbone to a terrific F1 season.

Formula 1 Retro: 1980
On: ESPN Classic (442)
Date: Sunday 24th August 2008
Time: 16:55 to 18:00
Details: A memorable season for the Williams F1 team as their main man Alan Jones and rapidly emerging new name Nelson Piquet battle sensationally to the end.

It makes you think about how much has changed.
Spectators and marshalls standing on the track during the race.
Using wet towels to cool down the slicks.
Drivers and mechanics smoking in the pit lane.

A fantastic series of programs and well worth watching.
 
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