Now THIS is something that will literally never happen again. Imagine the premier F1 teams in the world each handing the keys to their new machines to a former three time world champ to drive and give his impressions on. That’s exactly what this film from 1978 is as Sir Jackie Stewart sits in and wheels the best offerings from the likes of McLaren, Lotus, Brabham, and others. He pilots each car, gives his thoughts about how they all work and what changes have come to driving F1 cars since his retirement in the earlier part of the 1970s.
One of the things you have to love here is the sound. Today’s F1 cars are marvels on every level but these cars were kind of brutish and you had the different engine tones from the different manufacturers. The Matra sounds different than the Ferrari which sounds different than the turbocharged Renault, and the list goes on.
Stewart would go on to have an amazing career as a broadcaster and racing commentator following his retirement from driving and this video illustrates why. He is relatable, smart, well-spoken, and clearly knows how to give insights to an audience that keep them engaged. Enjoy this incredible one-off F1 experience!
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