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1982 Formula 1 Season Review


1982 F1 Season Review


1-DVD (87 Minutes)

An original documentary covering all 16 races of the 1982 season

with the classic, sarcastic dry wit commentary provided by

Clive James. Truly an excellent review of one of the most

entertaining seasons in Formula 1 history.


The season saw two fatalities and many serious and violent accidents. Ferrari driver Gilles Villeneuve
was killed in an accident during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder after hitting the
March car of Jochen Mass. Italian driver Riccardo Paletti died at the Canadian Grand Prix when his
Osella car hit the back of Didier Pironi’s stalled car at the start of the race. Pironi, who had been
Villeneuve’s teammate, suffered massive injuries to his legs in another qualifying accident at the
German Grand Prix and never raced in Formula 1 again.

The season started with a drivers’ strike at the first race of the season. Later in the season, the
disagreement between the sport’s governing body and the teams (known as the FISA–FOCA war)
restarted and many of the teams boycotted the San Marino Grand Prix. For the first time since the
inception of Formula One more than 30 years earlier, there were no non-Championship races run
during 1982. This situation would become permanent from 1984 onward. It was also the only season to
host three Grands Prix in the same country (United States): the Caesars Palace Grand Prix, Detroit
Grand Prix and United States Grand Prix West.

No driver won more than two races, and 11 different drivers won 16 races.
Overall, a very entertaining, controversial, and exciting season.

Quality Note : This DVD is not as clear as we would like, but is very watchable!