Video

WATCH: Ride onboard for the first ever live in-car F1 broadcast from the 1985 German GP

Share

This feature is currently not available because you need to provide consent to functional cookies. Please update your

There wasn’t a whole lot that was remarkable about Francois Hesnault’s 1985 German Grand Prix, the Renault driver retiring from 20th place on Lap 8 of the race. But before his DNF, Hesnault had made Formula 1 history by broadcasting the first ever live onboard footage seen in a race.

With a bulky camera fitted to the right hand flank of his Renault RE60 at the Nurburgring, Hesnault took F1 viewers inside the cockpit for the very first time during a Grand Prix, marking the birth of the onboard shots that would become such an exciting part of the sport in the following decades.

Ride onboard with Hesnault in the video up top, and enjoy a little slice of F1 history.

TRENDING TOPICS: Honda leaving F1, the driver market and more talking points ahead of the Eifel GP

Share

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Coming Up

Coming Up

Podcast

BEYOND THE GRID LEGENDS: Juan Pablo Montoya’s race for the 2003 championship