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Lotus 43: F1’s only 16-cylinder race-winner 28th June 2015, 12:34

With ten cylinders more than today’s V6s, the Lotus 43 with its BRM H16 power plant took a surprise win in the 1966 US Grand Prix.

Minardi M189: Heroic minnows’ only race-leading car 26th June 2015, 11:54

In Minardi’s 20-year history only one of their cars led a race and started from the front row. Here’s the story of the giant-killing Minardi M189.

25 years ago today: Prost wins from 13th, Mansell stuns Berger and Senna hits 100 24th June 2015, 12:14

The 1990 Mexican Grand Prix, held 25 years ago today, was an intense race made famous by a breathtaking move by Nigel Mansell, and a surprise win from 13th on the grid.

Start shots: Austrian Grand Prix 16th June 2015, 12:11

Starts were a problem when the Red Bull Ring was called the Osterreichring. The start was red-flagged twice at the last race on the original circuit.

20 years ago today: F1’s last race with a full grid 28th May 2015, 12:00

The 1995 Monaco Grand Prix was the last to feature a full field of F1 cars, and saw Michael Schumacher beat Damon Hill to take a crucial victory.

F1’s dwindling grid: Ten years of drivers’ class photos 18th March 2015, 11:45

F1’s shrinking grid became a talking point as just 15 cars started the Australian Grand Prix. These drivers’ ‘class photos’ show how the field has dwindled in recent years.

Schumacher’s first title tainted by clash with Hill 13th November 2014, 13:06

The 1994 drivers’ championship was decided in controversial fashion 20 years ago today when Michael Schumacher collided with Damon Hill at Adelaide.

How Brundle’s 1994 Suzuka crash mirrored Bianchi’s 28th October 2014, 12:00

The dreadful events of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix were foreshadowed by what happened in the same race 20 years ago.

25 years ago today: Prost hits Senna to win 1989 title 22nd October 2014, 12:45

One of the most notorious episodes in F1 history occurred today in 1989 when Alain Prost won the world championship after colliding with McLaren team mate Ayrton Senna at Suzuka.

Schumacher edges clear as fuel rig thwarts Hill 16th October 2014, 11:45

The return of Michael Schumacher promised a lively battle between him and title rival Damon Hill. But a faulty fuel rig ended their fight in Spain.

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