A quick exchange of thoughts about introduction clips to Formula 1 programmes on TV led to this video.
The Twitter conversation focussed around the brilliant "This Is Formula 1" intro package that was used by the SuperSport F1 team last year.
And I stand by my opinion that it must be one of the single best opening videos anywhere. It brings shivers to me everytime I see it. In fact, just hearing the audio of the clip is enough. I'm not sure if Absolute F1 host and South Africa's Formula 1 guru, Sasha Martinengo, actually played the video clip on his Ballz Radio show earlier today. I just heard the audio. But that was enough.
That said though, the online chat reminded me to track down the opening clip in this post. It was used by Brazilian broadcaster TV Globo late last year to introduce their coverage of the 2013 season-ender at Interlagos.
It too is a thing of wonder. It shows the evolution of Formula 1 and F1 cars, through the eyes of a young fan. As he grows, so does the sport he loves. Sound familiar to you? I did to me.