Re-live all the thrills and spills of the 2011 Formula One World Championship with the just-released official FIA/Formula1.com DVD, now also for the first time in Blu-ray HD format. It’s bigger (5 1/2 hours) than ever, but is it better?
Embedded video clip above courtesy of The Sun, which reports there are “a host of special features such as pit-to-car radio, camera angles not previously broadcast and exclusive film, including a white-knuckle ride around the daunting streets of Monaco with Paul di Resta.”
At F1A&G, we’re of two minds about this video series. Don’t get we wrong; I own them all. But the reality is that Formula1.com’s “race edit” compilations are more visually interesting, shorter and usually better produced. How many Formula One fans, even enthusiasts, can devote half a day to watching a season review? And because these DVDs are copy protected, one cannot legally extract clips or stills for personal use, even as computer wallpaper.
It’s a good item to add to your F1 library. Let’s just hope it does not sit on the shelf forever.
To win a copy, enter this sweepstakes. To buy a DVD in European (PAL) format, try Amazon.co.uk, Duke Video UK or the Formula1.com store. North Americans may have to wait for a bit longer, I’m afraid, although Paul Zimmerman at The Motorsport Collector is accepting orders.