- Format: PAL
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Duke Video
- DVD Release Date: 28 Nov. 2005
- Run Time: 187 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000BU290S
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,350 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Formula 1 Review: 2005 [DVD]
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With Spaniard Fernando Alonso crowned as his nation's first Formula 1 title holder in Brazil, the fight was now on to win the constructors' championship. It was going to be tough for his team Renault to regain the lead after McLaren moved in front by two points with its 1-2 finish at Interlagos. McLaren's MP4-20 was clearly the class of the field, but was Alonsos R25 strong enough to take on Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya? Let the battle commence! This official review features the best coverage from every round, including practice & qualifying sessions, plus mind-blowing on-board laps.
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Why not 5 stars? It says on each race menu 'On Pole', which should show the pole lap. However, only several times does the pole driver describe his lap. More often than not, a different driver (eg. Scott Speed at Indy and Vitantonio Liuzzi at Monza) describes their lap. That's not what I wanted! Some of the pole position laps this season were simply stunning, but instead we listen to an average driver harping on about their own lap, which is from practice and nothing special! A small glitch in what is a good DVD. Ben Edwards is a great narrator. If only he commentated on F1 for ITV!
Ben Edwards' commentary is informative and the on track action is generally very well done - although many of the midfeild battles are left completely overlooked. More time is spent watching the same top 6 drivers come in and out of the pits. Its a very common error in these DVD's so I suppose it's just something we'll have to get used to!
Also ignored is qualifying which had great impact on the season.
However the content here is good and if you have to limit the DVD's to 3 hours, what we get is good enough for me.
Terrible - talk about a wasted opportunity to produce something really good, and memorable.
The DVD starts by recapping the teams and noting any driver changes before moving on to the new rules in force for 2005. There are also mini `documentaries' throughout the DVD which help to break it up a bit and focus on one particular team or driver and their history. For example, although Villeneuve seems to spend 2005 taking out drivers - the disk runs a feature on his history in the sport and his career up to now.
As the DVD moves through the season it details how the driver and constructor championships are looking and starts to focus on the main contenders towards the end of the season. We get the complete story as incidents are covered by track, on-board, and pit crew footage. This means that you get to see the action clearly and can see the reactions of the guys in the garage as their driver either crashes, retires through reliability problems, or completes an awesome overtaking manoeuvre. Often after disputed crashes you see a quick interview with the drivers involved, sometimes it isn't clear where the blame lies!
In a nutshell: Seeing the season condensed into a DVD which lasts for over three hours means that you get the pure excitement of the year, this includes a brilliant battle at San Marino where Schumacher cut through the field and put pressure on championship leader Alonso, and an eventful Monaco which saw a few bottlenecks caused by collisions. This season was something of a milestone moment and saw the F1 driver's crown change hands from long-term wearer Schumacher to the young Fernando Alonso. The McLarens were back on pace, and the Ferrari's had dropped the ball - maybe that's why Schumacher had a couple of dizzy moments during the last race, proof that the German F1 legend was only human after all.
me being an alonso fan loved this dvd because it has all the races including the u.s grand prix this also has action from qualifying plus post race interviews.If you are a raikkonen or mclaren fan don't worry you'll still love it because mclaren won so many races.Perfect xmas present for f1 fans.
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I thought the F1 Season Review 2005 was really good, what i found really interesting is remembering how different the 05 cars looked and what circuits they raced on.Published 8 months ago by Michael Page
This was a very good season, apart from the USA grand prix, but there was some great races and in the end, a superb driver won the title!!!Published on 24 Mar. 2006 by Mark