Jacques Villeneuve’s Spanish Grand Prix victory 20 years ago today put him ahead of Michael Schumacher in the title fight. But a potential new rival also emerged.
Michael Schumacher took the points lead 20 years ago today with a commanding victory in a wet Monaco GP. But the car in second was just as significant.
Two consecutive wins had put Jacques Villeneuve ahead in the 1997 F1 championship. But at Imola he had more on his mind than just the title fight.
An unwell Jacques Villeneuve held off a charging Eddie Irvine to 20 years ago today at Buenos Aires after Michael Schumacher crashed out at the start.
Jacques Villeneuve bounced back from his turn one retirement at the first race of 1997 by winning the second race of the season in Brazil on this day 20 years ago.
The 1997 F1 season was expected to be a Williams walkover but a first-corner crash opened the door for a surprise winner in round one.
Damon Hill became the first ever second-generation Formula One driver to win the world championship on this day 20 years ago in his final race for Williams.
A close four-way drivers’ championship fight got even closer as just one of the contenders saw the chequered flag in Austria on this day 30 years ago.
Nigel Mansell scored a remarkable home victory at Brands Hatch 30 years ago today driving his team mate Nelson Piquet’s spare car.
The memorable 1976 F1 season began 40 years ago today in Brazil. McLaren’s new signing James Hunt took pole position but couldn’t stop champion Niki Lauda.
Ferrari’s Michele Alboreto looked on course to end Italy’s wait for a world champion after winning the German Grand Prix 30 years ago today.
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.
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.
The 1994 drivers’ championship was decided in controversial fashion 20 years ago today when Michael Schumacher collided with Damon Hill at Adelaide.
The dreadful events of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix were foreshadowed by what happened in the same race 20 years ago.
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.
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.
Damon Hill took his third consecutive victory in the extraordinary 1994 season to move within one point of championship leader Michael Schumacher with three races remaining.
Damon Hill won the Italian Grand Prix during Michael Schumacher’s enforced absence. But Lotus’s hopes of a result which could have changed their fortunes were wrecked.
Michael Schumacher was stripped of victory in the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix and Damon Hill was declared the winner – the worst possible outcome for Schumacher’s title hopes.