Classic F1

Don’t read this if you’re at work. No really, I’m not kidding. Go and look at some car reviews or something instead. You’ll only regret it if you carry on, ‘cos you won’t be able to spare the time to make the most of it. If you’re not in the office though, then fill your boots.

The BBC have just done something so utterly brilliant that I can’t quite get my head around it. And I’m not just saying that because I work for Auntie, but because I’m a geeky F1 fan and now have lots of good stuff to watch.

Over on the BBC Sport blog site, they were running a competition of sorts for which you got to choose the winner. The idea was to get you to vote for your favourite classic Australian GP in the run up to this weekend, and they’d show clips from the race that won.

Only they haven’t done that. What they’ve done instead is to show full extended highlights from the races in question – 1994 and 1986 are the winners – with five minute clips of those two plus the runner-up races – 1991, 1996 and 2007.

But the best thing about it all, is that if you’ve got Freeview, digital or cable, then you’ll be able to watch the extended highlights on your telly via the red button.

Now that is good news.

Unless you didn’t heed my advice, are at work and have read this. Now you’re going to have to find about two free hours in your day when your boss can’t see your screen.

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