What's the name of the F1 victory song?
November 20, 2011 4:45 PM   Subscribe

What's the name of the Formula 1 victory song that played during the late 80s/early 90s. My recollection is that it was also used in a popular arcade racing game at the time. It features heavy 80s synth.

I'm having an incredibly hard time googling this, I must be using the wrong terms. The song is features 54 minutes in the Senna documentary after he wins the Brazil Grand Prix.
posted by geoff. to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
This maybe?
posted by restless_nomad at 6:04 PM on November 20, 2011

Yeah, restless_nomad has it. The Chain, according to wikipedia, was the theme music for BBC's Formula 1 coverage and was the basis for some music in the Formula 1 Grand Prix video game.
posted by nightwood at 6:37 PM on November 20, 2011

The Chain is still the theme song for BBC F1 coverage. Last race this weekend, so catch it at 1500 GMT on BBC1!
posted by tonylord at 11:11 PM on November 20, 2011

Unfortunately that is not it.
posted by geoff. at 5:12 PM on November 21, 2011

This is definitely a F1 win jingle that I've heard in video games. Very synthy, and I haven't heard the full version. Just instrumental. I found a YouTube video of the victory, the song is at around 1:50.
posted by geoff. at 5:19 PM on November 21, 2011

Here's another video featuring the same song starting at 1:28
posted by geoff. at 5:20 PM on November 21, 2011

And here at the Monaco 1993 final lab at 0:19.
posted by geoff. at 5:21 PM on November 21, 2011

That's the Tema da Vitória.
posted by Opal at 9:57 PM on November 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

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