Intrigue, intense rivalry and good old fashioned racing were at the heart of the 2007 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.Live the highs and the lows of one of the most closely fought seasons ever. Witness the action as 22 ... more »cars battle it out in one of the world's most thrilling sports and for the first time in 21 years, feel the tension build into a three-way championship decider at final round in Brazil.Watch an exclusive interview with man of the moment, Lewis Hamilton. See Ron Dennis describe their now legendary first meeting and let the legend in the making show you how he seized pole position in Silverstone Get Flavio Briatore's personal thoughts on the state of FORMULA ONE today, and in the future. Hear Coulthard and Webber's view of the controversies of the season and endure exactly what Mark suffered in Japan.Experience one of the most sensational seasons through unseen footage, unique on board camera angles, brand new features and behind the scenes interviews. 225 minutes packed with excitement and interviews. ...it's the closest you'll get without a paddock pass.« less
Fantastic 2-disc F1 DVD for one very exciting 2007 season
Dying Fetus Mike | 12/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well first things first - this is a must-have for any Formula 1 fan, since 2007 was one of the most exciting and dramatic seasons in years. Needless to say it was wonderful to see Kimi win a championship at last, despite my disappointment at Hamilton's bad luck in the last few races which cost him the honor of being the first rookie champion, decided by a single point. This season also saw a return to newly refurbished circuits at Spa in Belgium, as well as Fuji in Japan after something like 30 years. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new personalities in the paddock as well (even though I miss Michael Schumacher). Finally, this year there were some scary equipment failure crashes by Kimi and Hamilton, an error by Alonso which destroyed his car at Fuji, and who could forget Kubica's horrifying crash at Montreal which absolutely shredded his car - even his feet were visible sticking out of the end of the tub! That no one was seriously injured in any of these is a testament to the safety standards of today's technology... but there were plenty more scraps that injured no one out of pure luck.
The main thing I am most proud to report - the 2007 F1 review was released as a 2-disc set. The footage looks absolutely fantastic and has finally achieved a quality truly worthy of presenting the highest echelon of auto racing in the world. No bad compression issues at all - even the in-car footage looks clear as a bell in most cases (when there are problems with the footage it is source and not post-production). The funny thing is that when you split the season into two discs it can create a nice cliffhanger, since half-way was about the time that the publicized tensions between Alonso and Hamilton were starting to stir into a full-fledged media excrement storm...
The footage itself did a good job also of clarifying a few things that were not apparent or that I had not noticed from watching all the footage on tv. One such moment was Scott Speed's collision and exit from Silverstone just moments after receiving the Alonso Shaking Fist. Another was Webber's vomiting during his race at Fuji (such a trooper for gutting it out even with food poisoning and horrible downpour conditions, only to crash out by being rear-ended by Vettel!). And of course the second disc contains some other extras.
I am very pleased. I would absolutely recommend this purchase."
The Ultimate F1 DVD
cybernery | USA | 01/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"F1 is not very popular in the US. This is probably due to the limited tv broadcasting and the unpopular time slots on the Speed channel. Despite this annoyance, I believe we are blessed to have four of the best F1 commentators, who consist of Bob Varsha, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, and Peter Windsor. They project F1 passion and knowledge, and they're just fun to listen to - like partying with your best buddies.
And so there was a slight hesitancy in purchasing this dvd set because I knew my favorite quartet would not be included in the show. However, I enjoyed the 07 season so much that I decided to fork over $20 and take a chance. And what a pleasant surprise the commentaries turned out to be. The story is told using a sarcastic & humorous, but professional narration.. revealing some interesting behind-the-scene inquiries and subplots. Some examples include the near-disaster incident between Coulthard and Wurz, Flavio's take on why Hamilton is good for the sport, the McLaren Spy scandal, and the Alonso-Hamilton feud. It was also nice to see the different personalities walking through their qualifying laps.. from Hamilton's detailed analysis of each turn to Kimi's restrained and general description of his pole position.
Overall an excellent DVD set, looking forward to 2008!"
Great season, Great DVD
TCH | USA | 01/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, they put the season review on 2 DVDs. This season was great all the way to the finish. No compression problems on this release like last year (I wish they would remaster the 2006 disc, but that would be asking for too much). We got what we asked for....better quality... making this DVD a must purchase for any F1 fan.
A few things I didn't like was the cheesy music over the top of the racing (though they didn't do this consistently). I like racing sounds. I don't know why they insist on trying to create "tension" or "excitement" with lame techno music on racing DVDs.
Also, the pole lap video with on-board-view watched by the driver on a flat screen tv was kinda annoying(not consistently done either). Show me the lap with a voice-over, please. Seeing the driver point at the tv was useless.
Shashikant Penumarthy | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to a heavy workload and travel, I basically missed the 07 F1 season. I was hoping to just watch this DVD and live the excitement of the season. That is exactly what I got! And my goodness what a season it was!
Not only does the DVD cover highlights of practice, qualifying and race but also takes time to interview drivers, team leads, engineers and even throws in some stuff about the McLaren spying scandal.
The video quality, although not great, is fine. The narration is great and to the point. The choice of camera angles is very good. The editing is excellent. All in all, I really felt like I was living the whole season in few hours. I've watched this thing many, many times and just can't get enough.
If you are looking for a great season review both on and off the track, go ahead and buy this DVD and it will keep spinning in your player for a very long time."
Best F1 Review in the Last Three Years
Rodger Boles | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've purchased this product after every season the last three years and this one is the best of the three.
The DVD was split into 2 seperate DVDs, each containing a significant amount of new footage which was not shown during the live race. Examples include oboards of Alonso's crash at Fuji (not just the car spinning and the aftermath of the impact), Vettel's onboard as he ran into Webber at the same track, the audio of Webber vomiting as he raced (also at Fuji), and some video of Kubica being removed from his destroyed car at the Canadian GP.
Also featured was the spy scandal and the intra-team tension felt by Mclaren's drivers. The DVD also had its humorous moments, with Felipe Massa's engineer providing the narration for a pole position lap and DC's implication of a possible conspiracy by Ferarri to favor Raikkonen.
Some items which were not featured or mentioned, which did air during the live quali or race include Kovaleinen's crash in Canada during Q1, in which his team worked quickly to get him back out in a failed attempt at making it into Q2. Another example is Sutil's fastest time of day in Monaco's Friday practice in the torrential wet. Also not shown was Hamilton's amazing pass around the outside of Fisi at the Nurburgring.
Unlike last year, the audio was spot-on, with plenty of onboards and replays of some of the more spectacular incidents. Truly, this DVD is a must-have for any F1 fan!"