F1 uploaded the full 2001 Malaysian GP to YouTube and it’s epic!

F1 uploaded the full 2001 Malaysian GP to YouTube and it’s epic!

Stop what you’re doing and turn off what you’re watching – Formula One has uploaded one of the greatest races in its history to YouTube. In full!

The 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix was made special by cataclysmic rainfall, small teams finding themselves at the sharp end and a supreme performance by Michael Schumacher.

The race has been uploaded to YouTube to celebrate 19 years of Formula One in Malaysia, ahead of what will be the final Formula One race held at Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang circuit before race organisers initiate the break clause in their contract to hold the Grand Prix.

This marks the first time a full F1 race has been made officially available on demand for free, and the move has been warmly received by fans.

The video – which lasts just over two hours and 23 minutes – comes complete with the sound of V10 engines and Murray Walker. But hurry – it’s only on the channel until October 15!

Let’s hope that F1’s new promoter, Liberty Media, sees how excited fans are to watch this race in its entirety and makes a habit of uploading more classic Grand Prix broadcasts in the future.

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