YouTube is a great resource for us car fans, whether we want find out which of two cars we’ll never get to drive is faster, or how to change that engine part that’s been a total PITA and left you clueless as to how to dismantle it.
And YouTube is also a treasure trove for motorsport fans, who are able to watch and rewatch their favorite races time and time again, even if they missed out on seeing them first time around, or if they happened decades before they were born.
But imagine you could go back in time and see any motorsport event in person. I’m not even that interested in modern racing but a free pass to see any race ever run throws up so many exciting possibilities, even if you already know exactly what it is going to happen before it does.
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Because while it might be thrilling enough to simply be mixing with the crowd when Ford beat Ferrari to win at Le Mans in the 1960s, you could drill down further and get yourself to a particular corner to see a historic moment, like when Lewis Hamilton slipped into fifth place at Interlagos to snatch the 2008 F1 World Championship from an already-celebrating Felipe Masa, or when Richard Petty and David Pearson spun out right in front of the finish line at the 1976 Daytona 500.
Or maybe you’d not be content to passively observe motorsport history being made, but want to help make it, and possibly save lives in the process. Perhaps you’d get yourself to Imola the night before the 1994 Grand Prix and spike Ayrton Senna’s dinner with 2,000 senna pods so that he was too busy in the bathroom to take part in the race that would take his life. Or go crazy with a fire extinguisher to force the crowd at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix back from the fence before Wolfgang von Trips’ spinning Ferrari arrived to kill 14 of them.
Leave a comment and let us know what motorsport event you’d zip back in time to see.
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