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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