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  1. Hi Joe,

    Thanks for this revealing video. It was really exciting and the perfect contrast to the 2010 season opener.

  2. Enjoy I did – excellent – loved the commentary – excellent shots of Dr Farina in action in one of my all-time favourite cars. The Alfa 159 really looked every inch a racing-car – especially with Farina at the wheel.

    Thank you very much

  3. Back in the very early 1980s I was at the top of the Prescott hillclimb during the lunch break when an old gentleman walking up the track engaged me in conversation; general chit chat about the lovely weather and what not. We chatted for a good while.

    As he turned to leave I asked if he was competing. He said he was and gave his car number. Upon checking the programme I discovered that it was Earl Howe in a type 57 Bugatti (if my memory serves). Needless to say we cheered him on for the rest of the day.

    Consequently I was very interested to see him in this fantastic piece of film.

    Thank goodness those straw bales were there to protect everyone.

  4. Great footage Joe,

    Everything has changed much, the cars obviously, the track and did you see the catering for example, handmade sandwitches πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks Joe,

    That has just brought a huge smile to my face!

    I love this stuff. The footage is so clear – great work!

  6. T H A N K Y O U ! ! !

    Fantastic reminder of the joys of racing the like of which we will never see again. What a great opener to the new season.

  7. Great footage Joe.
    My love of F1 for the last 20 years seems like a mere tick on the geological clock when I see how far the sport has come.
    Don’t suppose you know where to find a layout map for Silverstone from that 1950 race?
    Thanks for the great coverage
    Pete

  8. How fabulous! I was 2 years old at the time. Great to see the power drifting, torque steering technique of Mr Farina in such graphic detail. And Silverstone with no pit lane and no grandstands – mind you the public were being firmly kept out of the paddock even then! Yet it’s amazing how far we’ve come. Congratulations to F1 for being such a class act for 5 decades!

  9. Fabulous Joe, many many thanks for that!

    Some errors in the commentary (only two British cars? what about the other Alta, and three other ERAs?) but the visuals are fantastic!

  10. Yes, when men were ‘real’ men and even spectators risked more than modern F1 drivers do.

    Perhaps the only ‘real’ men out there now will once again be circulating the Isle of Man this summer.

    John McGuinness and his fellow competitors are the bravest of the brave by far.

    Loris Capirossi (Moto GP) considered himself to be a “girl” in comparison to his ‘road racing’ contemporaries.

    Not sure where F1 drivers are in the ‘biggest balls’ league?

  11. Very cool. I did enjoy!

    Can’t wait for the new season to begin. Button vs. Hamilton in the same car….Massa being allowed, actually required, to race to win against Michael…new teams, new drivers…. Its going to be great!

  12. Fantastic. I really wish that stupid FOM would release footage from all the old races. I would love to watch the old races and how the great drivers of the past drove.

    It is here that Ecclestone’s real contempt for the fans of formula 1 is at its most clear – he assiduously denies F1 fans any opportunity at all to enjoy the sport, unless he can directly, and richly, profit from it.

    Wonderful footage, Joe, thank you so much for posting it!

  13. Great to see stuff like this being publicised. No other sport totally ignores its history like F1 does so it good that people like Joe bring it up regulalry. The really annoying thing is there are so many great stories about the history of the sport but instead the powers that be prefer to focus on the negativity that so often surrounds the modern sport.

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