The great thing about Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel is their reviews of seasons past. It is a stark reminder that not so very long ago racing was both fun and spectacular. It was not a sterile demonstration of cardboard cut-out drivers at the wheel of spotlessly clean mobile advertising hoardings.
Drivers were allowed to make mistakes, be reckless, be fearless and be racing drivers. They lived by the motto: :No quarter given, no mercy shown.'
When over-zealous overtaking manoeuvres went awry the drivers didn’t taunt each other with “I’m going to see the stewards and they are going be very angry.” They threw punches trackside whilst doubtlessly making comments about each...
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