This has absolutely become my favorite weekend of the year. The pedigree and preparation of the cars is hugely impressive. It’s also refreshing to see these cars being driven hard rather than sitting in a museum. Kudos to the owners and drivers who allow their often priceless treasures to be driven in anger. It’s not every day that you see a Ferrari 250 GTO with an armful of opposite lock exiting a corner. Fortunately, with names like Canepa, Jeanette, Said, and Auberlen behind the wheel, you know the cars are in good hands.
I’ve followed F1 ever since I got caught up in the incredibly dramatic and controversial 1997 season. I am an F1 fan but I am certainly not an F1 evangelist. Recent F1 seasons have been accompanied by a chorus of well-founded criticisms. This discontent coincides with the ascendancy of the WEC. The series has matured since its 2012 inception and delivers a compelling product that provides fans what they demand of a world-class racing series: an accessible broadcast presenting fantastic on-track action between cutting edge race cars.
I’ve done things a little bit differently for this event. Instead of one massive compilation video, I’ve created two shorter videos, one for each of my favorite race groups. There is one for the FIA/IMSA GTP & GTO cars and one for the 1967-1984 Formula 1 cars.