What's better than watching an F1 race on TV and only slightly worse than witnessing it live? A full race on board with natural V12 noise, of course.

The 1989 F1 season and particularly its Portuguese Grand Prix was famous for a bunch of firsts and lasts, and also - given it being the 80s-, ever-improving broadcasting technology meant more and more TV cameras on board.

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For example, the very first live onboard footage in F1 was aired during the 1985 German Grand Prix and it just failed to go out of fashion in future years - as we are very much accustomed to it.

How exactly a complete onboard footage of an F1 race from 1989 made it to the Internet is a mystery to me, nevertheless you can now enjoy the Portuguese Grand Prix from next to the cockpit of race winner Gerhard Berger in his V12-powered Ferrari F1 car.

And this is what the TV audience saw 25 years ago:

image source: f1-photo.com