Incredible onboard footage of the '62 Monaco GP
Filmed on high quality 70mm film
I couldn't believe I hadn't seen this footage before. One of my favourite pieces of footage is of Juan Manual Fangio driving the Monaco streets with parked cars at the side of the street. It is as close to poetry as a video could get… until I saw this.
This high quality 70mm footage starts onboard what I think is either an Alfa Romeo or Mercedes convertible of the time driving through the empty circuit. This cruise is interrupted by three Grand Prix cars flying passed with a V6 and V8 burble and the video comes to life.
From this point on you'll be totally transfixed as you follow the familiar corners without all the safety features. As the video continues you are whisked into the air for some gorgeous helicopter shots in an eery silence.
This footage was part of a German documentary called 'Flying Clipper' and I'm 100% asking for the full film on DVD for Christmas.
Have a watch of some of the most spectacular Formula One footage you will ever see below: