On the eve of the 2011 Formula 1 season, I feel somewhat aged at the realisation this is my 21st consectutive season of being utterly gripped by the speed, power, colour, drama, characters and glamour it generates. I spent some time this afternoon trawling through YouTube and finding the F1 programme introductions shared below. Each of them, for different reasons, make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up as at the time, they were portents of the race to come. Enjoy.

BBC from 1991

EuroSport from 1994

ITV from 1997

ITV from 2000

ITV from 2003

ITV from 2008

BBC from 2009

Official FIA Formula 1 Introductions

With thanks to the posters of the videos on YouTube