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Come on Lewis!,
This review is from: Formula 1, Season Review 2008 [DVD]  (DVD)
As with the other recent volumes, this disk gives you the chance to watch the entire review, or to select a specific race. The review starts with a rundown of the 2008 regulations (no traction control, etc) and driver/team line ups and explainins how close the 2007 season driver championship was - but that was nothing compared to the 2008 season...
For each track we get to see a qualifying lap by one of the drivers, and the driver talks us through how they tackled the lap and points out how the corners need to be taken. It's an interesting way of seeing the unique `character' of the track - it's just a shame that some of the drivers don't have as much of that `character'! Nico Rosberg is great explaining how he drove the Monte Carlo Circuit - but Kimi Räikkönen is devoid of any personality when he speaks.
BMW made a terrific start to the season and Williams showed some promise too, the McLarens and Ferraris were fast but they had a few issues to shake off before they fully dominated. This DVD details how the driver's and constructor's championships developed over the season, and with so many teams finding themselves on the podium the year made for very interesting viewing.
As is always the case with F1, there were a few impressive crashes and those are given good coverage on the DVD with slow motion footage often used to show the carnage in its full glory. Notable events in 2008 include a flying Toyota, Lewis Hamilton crashing in the pits, and Kubica impressing on the track. The season led up to an incredible showdown which is without doubt one of the most thrilling conclusions to a sporting season ever! I still have it recorded at home and watch the last ten laps, never has rain created so much tension!
In a nutshell: This is a brilliant review around four hours in length over two disks, the pace of the review dips in places and spoils the tension when some of the qualifying laps come across as a little dull - perhaps those would have been better as extras, but this is a very comprehensive review of the year.
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 97