This is a YouTube channel well worth your time and subscribing, as evidenced by “Driver61’s” Sept. 16 post attracting over 700,000 views in the first two weeks it was up.
“The Incredible Evolution of Formula 1 Lap Times” encapsulates in fine detail and in just 11 minutes the progression of technology and speeds in F1 racing, 1950 to the present. With so many variables, the absolute numbers arrived at painstakingly are perhaps less valuable than the trend line the raw data yielded. But the accompanying commentary and background video … stunning. This video is a rapid-fire Formula 1 history lesson that even the most knowledgeable fan will treasure.
Note that an illustrated version of the graph created may be on offer. Driver61 writes: “Drop your email here and we’ll let you know when it’s available! https://forms.gle/SaTLv13sKmyf4wRY9.”