Thursday 2 August 2012

The next Retro F1: 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, this Sunday at 1500 GMT

With a full five weeks until our next F1 fix you may be glad to you only have to wait until this weekend for the next Retro F1. It'll take place this Sunday, at 1500 (3pm) GMT.

And given that the next race on the F1 calendar is at the magisterial Spa-Francorchamps, I've decided to make this Retro F1 a Spa race. We'll therefore be watching the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. It was a great topsy-turvey race, and stars no less than Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell, as well as features one Michael Schumacher (in the beautiful Jordan 191) making his F1 debut.

Ayrton Senna - one of the stars of the show
Credit:: JMex60 / CC
Retro F1 is where we watch a classic F1 race in full on YouTube, and everyone can post updates and chat about it on Twitter as live. And this race will be a very good one.

The link we'll be using to watch the race is here, and you can follow and contribute to the chat with the Twitter #retrof1 hashtag here.

It will be great if you can watch along with us and have some Twitter chat as we go. The Retro F1 events we've done so far have been really enjoyable with lots of welcome insight and contributions on Twitter from a wide range of people watching along.

I also put a write up of the Twitter chat on my blog afterwards. Those for the previous Retro F1 events can be read here (if you scroll down).

If you're anything like me, watching old F1 races is a real treat, and it'll be good to hear your thoughts through the race. I'll be delighted if you can join in.

Nigel Mansell - another star of the race
Credit: Stuart Seeger / CC
You can work out how to convert 1500 GMT to your local time using this website.

Please let me know any questions or comments you have via the comments below or on Twitter. I'm also happy to hear requests for future Retro F1 races to watch, though bear in mind it needs to exist in full (and for free) on the internet.

See you Sunday, hopefully.


  1. Hi Graham can't wait for this going Spa this season so watching it retro will be interesting love Mansel my favourite driver of all time.

    1. Hi Marc. Great stuff, look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts. Nigel plays a starring role in the race :)