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The Greatest F1 Battle Ever Filmed

June 13, 2009

I have looked through hundreds of hours of footage and videos of all things motor sport and have yet to come across a battle that brought me to the edge quite like this one between Rene Arnoux and Gilles Villenueve.

In my humble opinion, it is quite simply the finest battle ever to have occurred on track.

Anywhere.

Ever.

The battle between Renault and Ferrari at the French GP was red hot in 1979, Renault introducing a twin turbo 1.5 liter engine while Ferrari stuck with the Flat 12.

If the hairs on every part of your body don’t stand on end while watching this, it is more than likely that motor racing is not your call in life and you should check yourself for a heartbeat.

This video has a decent music mix to go with the imagery:

This one is for the purists among us, complete with Murray Walker commentary:

One comment

  1. Thank You ~



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