Sometimes it’s fantastic to drop the commentary, lose the onscreen graphics, forget about the advertising and get back to basics. So with that in mind, we thought it’d be good to bring you a full Formula One grand prix from the driver’s perspective. The race in question is the Portuguese Estoril 1989 Grand Prix and the camera is mounted just to the right of the head of Gerhard Berger, on his staggeringly unreliable 3.5 litre Ferrari 640.
This is a Grand Prix that was destined to go down in history, it featured battles between Nigel Mansel, Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger, there was a car black flagged for reversing in the pit lane during the race, two of the biggest names in 1980s Formula One collided and took each other out of the race and a Minardi lead the race for a short time – the only time the underdog team would ever achieve this.
The footage runs for 1:45:00 and covers the start right through to the finish, so if you have a little time to spare you might want to grab a coffee and hit play. If you’d like to read a little about the race while you watch, you can click here to read about the Ferrari 640, here to read about Gerhard Berger and here to read about the Estoril 1989 Formula One Grand Prix.
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