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Classic F1 videos from the BBC // A round-up of the highlight videos from across the decades

Published by Mark Chapman

I cannot explain fully why this has happened, but by 6:15 this afternoon, I had compiled what appears to be an almost comprehensive list of the BBC's Classic F1 videos in their website, complete with links to the appropriate pages. I think, what with the BBC not having full coverage next year, I feared the archive might be pulled down, so I wanted one last chance to watch some classic races (and Turkey 2006), and thought a list was the best answer.

Not wanting to waste the considerable man-hour (one man, one hour) it took to complete this, I thought it would be nice to share the list with the rest of the Sidepodcast community. It would be a shame to see the archive disappear, or only become available to Sky subscribers, and I seem to remember someone mentioning the classic F1 blogs a while back, though that might be my insanity justifying itself retrospectively.

Races from the 1970's

1977
Spanish Grand Prix
1978
Italian Grand PrixArgentine Grand Prix
1979
French Grand PrixUS Grand Prix
South African Grand PrixBelgian Grand Prix
Canadian Grand PrixDutch Grand Prix

Races from the 1980's

1980
Brazilian Grand PrixArgentine Grand Prix
Monaco Grand PrixFrench Grand Prix
United States Grand Prix
1981
Spanish Grand PrixSan Marino Grand Prix
Monaco Grand PrixLas Vegas Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
1982
Monaco Grand PrixSan Marino Grand Prix
South African Grand PrixUS Grand Prix West
Swiss Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
German Grand PrixUnited States Grand Prix
Austrian Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
1983
South African Grand PrixUS Grand Prix West
1984
Monaco Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
Portuguese Grand PrixDallas Grand Prix
1985
Portuguese Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
Australian Grand PrixBelgian Grand Prix
Dutch Grand PrixSouth African Grand Prix
San Marino Grand Prix
1986
Australian Grand PrixGerman Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixCanadian Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
1987
Belgian Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix
1988
Monaco Grand PrixPortuguese Grand Prix
Italian Grand PrixSpanish Grand Prix
British Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
1989
Japanese Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Brazilian Grand Prix

Races from the 1990's

1990
Australian Grand PrixMexican Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
US Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
1991
Brazilian Grand PrixMexican Grand Prix
French Grand PrixSpanish Grand Prix
German Grand PrixCanadian Grand Prix
British Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1992
Belgian Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand Prix
1993
European Grand PrixPortuguese Grand Prix
Belgian Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
1994
German Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixAustralian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
1995
Italian Grand PrixBelgian Grand Prix
Australian Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
Canadian Grand PrixJapanese Grand Prix
1996
Portuguese Grand PrixGerman Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixAustralian Grand Prix
Monaco Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
1997
Spanish Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
German Grand Prix
1998
Belgian Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
British Grand PrixCanadian Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix
1999
Italian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
European Grand Prix

Races from the 2000's

2000
Belgian Grand PrixGerman Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
2001
Brazilian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
2002
Malaysian Grand Prix
2003
Brazilian Grand PrixAustralian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
2004
Italian Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Monaco Grand PrixChinese Grand Prix
2005
Bahrain Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixTurkish Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixSan Marino Grand Prix
European Grand Prix
2006
Hungarian Grand PrixTurkish Grand Prix
Brazilian Grand PrixJapanese Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand PrixChinese Grand Prix
2007
Canadian Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
Turkish Grand PrixJapanese Grand Prix
Brazilian Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Australian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand PrixChinese Grand Prix
2008
Australian Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
Turkish Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
British Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand PrixFrench Grand Prix
Italian Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand PrixChinese Grand Prix
German Grand PrixSingapore Grand Prix
2009
Brazilian Grand PrixJapanese Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixBelgian Grand Prix
German Grand PrixAustralian Grand Prix
Bahrain Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Monaco Grand PrixSpanish Grand Prix
Turkish Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
European Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
Singapore Grand Prix

Races from the 2010's

2010
Italian Grand PrixKorean Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixAbu Dhabi Grand Prix
Australian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
Turkish Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
British Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
German Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Belgium Grand PrixSingapore Grand Prix
Bahrain Grand PrixSpanish Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix
2011
Australian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixTurkish Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
Canadian Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
British Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
Singapore Grand PrixJapanese Grand Prix
South Korean Grand PrixIndian Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
2012
Australian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
Canadian Grand PrixEuropean Grand Prix
British Grand PrixGerman Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand PrixBelgian Grand Prix
Italian Grand PrixSingapore Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixSouth Korean Grand Prix
Indian Grand PrixAbu Dhabi Grand Prix
United States Grand PrixBrazilian Grand Prix
2013
Australian Grand PrixMalaysian Grand Prix
Chinese Grand PrixBahrain Grand Prix
Spanish Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix
Canadian Grand PrixBritish Grand Prix
German Grand PrixHungarian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand PrixItalian Grand Prix
Singapore Grand PrixSouth Korean Grand Prix
Japanese Grand PrixIndian Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixUnited States Grand Prix
Brazilian Grand Prix



  • W.O.A.H! mega list, mark.

  • Good work sir!

  • Hold on... hold on.... they don't have Canada 2008? The BBC should never be allowed to show another F1 race ever again.

  • Hold on... hold on.... they don't have Canada 2008? The BBC should never be allowed to show another F1 race ever again.

    most drivers picked a race they won at. did the bbc not ask kubs, or was he too humble to suggest it?

  • most drivers picked a race they won at. did the bbc not ask kubs, or was he too humble to suggest it?

    But they had like, classic races from that GP in 09 and 10, if we're being honest, 2008 was a classic race.

  • Excuse me whilst I pick up my jaw from the floor... what an effort!! Nice one Mark :)

    *bookmarks post*

  • most drivers picked a race they won at. did the bbc not ask kubs, or was he too humble to suggest it?

    They only started asking driers this year, last year was done based on track, so KuBob's never been asked. It was also an ITV race, so I guess it's unlikely the BBC would pick it unless one of the drivers suggested it.

    Shame, because it was good. But then any race in Montreal is good :)

  • so KuBob's never been asked.

    KuBob! I love it.

  • Thanks for this fantastic list :-)

  • Hold on... hold on.... they don't have Canada 2008? The BBC should never be allowed to show another F1 race ever again.

    Well, Hamilton's unlikely to suggest it. *ahem*

    Yeah, now that you mention it, I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned. The one I wanted to see was Jerez 1997, it was the first time that we saw Shumacher was capable of mistakes that actually cost him the race and the title.

  • Great list Mark. That should tie up a nice chunk of my life going through them.

  • Speaking of which, have you guys seen this list? www.f1rejects.com…php?f=2&t=515

    Don't know how many of the links are still active, mind...

  • Woah. That's my weekend sorted. Thanks Mark. :)

  • wow, spain '86 was awesome. these will keep me occupied for ages.

  • Excuse me while I relive the entire 2010 season to make up for 2011 being so bad.

  • Not available outside the UK. Right. Thanks, beeb. I don't know why the colonies aren't treated better. I guess we stopped sending our tax payments in.

  • Not available outside the UK. Right. Thanks, beeb. I don't know why the colonies aren't treated better. I guess we stopped sending our tax payments in.

    It's not the BBC's fault. It's Bernie's. It's all part of the TV contract conditions

  • I'm sure the BBC had a Stirling Moss Monaco victory up there once

  • Is there any way to view these motorsport gems outside of the UK?

  • Good collection

    Admin. i have a big collection of classic races from 1981/2003 almost all maybe a couple missing besides lots of f1 practice qual news etc about 400 video VHS tapes

    If I can be of any help contact me

  • The 2004 Monaco GP is re-directed to Bahrain 2004

  • Great Work Buddy...!!! :-)

  • The BBC should never be allowed to show another F1 race ever again.

    Wrong. The BBC love broadcasting Formula 1 races and it's what they want to do for the public, and they are doing their best to save money. What would life be like it free-to-air TV didn't have the money for live coverage of sport?

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