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F1 2013 Official Review DVD
F1 2013 Official Review DVD
Price: £14.84

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best F1 DVD review in years, 27 Dec 2013
This review is from: F1 2013 Official Review DVD (DVD)
Recent F1 reviews on DVD have been a disappointment (2012 was a particularly poor effort) but this year's season review has been put together extremely well.

Whereas previous years have just provided race highlights with little or no narrative given to events off-track, the 2013 DVD tells the story of the year, with coverage of pre-season testing and the young driver test, key incidents in practice/qualifying plus the fallout from "Multi 21" and the "secret" Pirelli test, a Mark Webber retrospective, and the tragedies of Mark Robinson and Maria De Villota.

Some minor negatives: When selecting individual races (as opposed to select play from the start) only the race itself is shown which is a minor inconvenience. Also, the DVD is almost devoid of any extras, save for the obligatory driver profiles (although the quality of the main feature does not make this a big issue for me personally).

Despite not being a classic season (far from it), this has ironically been the most enjoyable DVD to watch for many years. Hopefully the official F1 review keeps up this standard for future years.

PS: this is a review of the DVD rather than Blu-Ray
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World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers: The Definitive Reference to the Lives and Achievements of 2,500 International Racing Drivers
World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers: The Definitive Reference to the Lives and Achievements of 2,500 International Racing Drivers
by Peter Higham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £138.22

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for motor racing aficionados, 29 Aug 2013
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I read an article about this in Autosport magazine and just knew I had to buy this! What I enjoy most about this book is reading about the lesser known drivers who have since disappeared into obscurity, as well as the pre-war greats who have long been forgotten.

Yes, the book will probably date as new champions are crowned, but it is (sadly) unlikely that a reference work of this type will ever be produced again. So if you like all forms of motorsport, be it F1, GP2, F3, Le Mans, Indycar, NASCAR or Touring Cars, then this is definitely worth the price.


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