BBC celebrates 60 years of F1

The first 60 years of F1’s world championship are the subject of an hour-long documentary to be screened on BBC4 on Sunday at 8pm.

Entitled Formula 1’s 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change, the film features exclusive interviews with 18 world champions, as well as rare archive material and new high-def sequences shot behind the scenes at last year’s Bahrain GP.

Nigel Mansell relives his epic battles with Ayrton Senna, and the likes of Jenson Button, Mario Andretti and Sir Jackie Stewart reflect on their admiration for Alain Prost, Phil Hill and Juan-Manuel Fangio.

Among the film’s other highlights are rare colour footage of F1’s first-ever grand prix at Silverstone in 1950, and interviews with champions such as Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Sir Jack Brabham, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter and John Surtees.

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I’ll look forward to watching it.

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ayrton th best of the best

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when and where will this be on? in america?

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Watched the Senna film today, quite powerful and emotional film, absolute must see!

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Sounds good when will it be on?

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BBC4 9PM

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It should have been a mini series of several hour long programs. I can probably do a better job splicing together “You Tube” videos of F1 myself! AN HOUR???? WTH?!

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I don’t have BBC 4];

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can’t wait to see it.
(BBC America. Please. Don’t make me go bribe my ex-pat friend with all the “illegal” copies from his family in London… because “bribery” and “illegal” are such ugly words.)

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Senna the best there ever was and ever will be

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great something to watch tonight

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No mention of the Legend that is Jim Clark ?
Gentlemen driver but yeah far better than anyone else. He was seriously quick and had it not been for Hockenheim where the car failed he would have definatley been Britains most succesful driver. Hes overshadowed by Senna despite due to Clark being dead for 40 odd years but he was definatley the Greatest driver ever

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should be good …loved the program about graham hill earlier this year…there are some great characters in F1 …sadly some of the best aren’t with us anymore …so looking forward to it , the beeb does these programs very well..so lets have some more please…c ya

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Here in Brazil does not transmit BBC …….’

Senna the best

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watched Senna movie today, i have read many books and seen many videos of the man, but i still welled up with tears watching it, great movie, an even greater driver

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they should make every 10 years no limit rule, so formulas could have hp as they like, unlimited tire changes etc. it would be awesome

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i think formula 1 needs manual transmissions again!!!!! not flappy paddles!the sport is lost……it takes a lot more skill 2 make shifts, then a paddle. i think Senna would agree……

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i’m an american, yes, and i hate circle tracks! i would love to see formula 1 back to it’s original heritage! shifting, is half the sport……

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watched this show what amazed me was not a single mention of sir sterling moss . who was the founder of british f 1.

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