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VIDEO – A Video Game Glance Back at 2016

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The calendar has turned and a new year is officially upon us. However, before we head full tilt into 2017, it’d be a good idea to reflect back on the year that was.

Formula 1 saw an exciting season of racing with action from top to the bottom, with close battles on-track and stories off the track.

The year started off with the debut of a new team – Haas F1, which seemed to re-energize the American fan base a touch with optimism and excitement. Romain Grojean only made the fire burn brighter with his strong performances.

There was the sight of a star being born in the form of Max Verstappen becoming the series’ youngest winner, only to be matched by the retirement of veterans Felipe Massa and Jenson Button.

Of course, everything culminated together by a back-and-forth battle for the championship between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Everybody knows by now Rosberg came out on top, then announced a shocking retirement from the sport.

In a unique, cartoonist way – which seems strange for a series stuck on certain ways, they released a video review of the season done as a eight-bit video game.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.