Today in 1994 Michael Schumacher won the first race after the death of Ayrton Senna, but the events of Imola continued to overshadow the racing.
The death of Ayrton Senna 20 years ago today stunned the motor racing world and would lead to profound changes to improve safety in Formula One.
Michael Schumacher took his second win of 1994 at the new TI Aida venue, while Ayrton Senna crashed out early and Ferrari were embroiled in a technical row.
The 1994 season began with three shocks: Senna spun into retirement as he was beaten by Schumacher, Brundle survived a major crash and Irvine earned a three-race ban.
The first ever Swedish Grand Prix, held on this day 40 years, almost had a fairytale finish. But hopes of a home win were dashed on the last lap.
Ayrton Senna scored his first win for McLaren on this day 25 years ago – at the same track where he lost his life six years later.
F1’s only race at Donington Park saw a memorable first lap by Ayrton Senna, an great but unrewarded drive by Rubens Barrichello – and Tom Wheatcroft achieve his lifelong dream.
The first flyaway round of the world championship took place in Argentina on this day 60 years ago. But the race held at the behest of president Juan Domingo Peron ended in tragedy.
Nigel Mansell clinched the world championship in an unusually incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix on this day in 1992.
One of Nigel Mansell’s greatest victories came 25 years ago today on home ground at Silverstone – but his win had consequences for Williams.
Jim Clark’s victory in the 1962 Belgian Grand Prix marked the beginning of an era in which he and Lotus owner Colin Chapman dominated Formula 1.
The turbulent 1982 season took another tragic turn 30 years ago today as Ricardo Paletti lost his life in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Formula One lost one of its most beloved heroes on this day 30 years ago. Gilles Villeneuve was killed in a crash at Zolder in Belgium.
The 1982 San Marino Grand Prix, 30 years ago today, began with a political row and ended with a bitter feud between team mates – which had tragic consequences.
Mexico’s last F1 race, held 20 years ago today, saw Michael Schumacher claim his first podium finish.
On this day 50 years ago, a crash during the Italian Grand Prix claimed the lives of 16 people.
On this day in 1991, Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut behind the wheel of a Jordan 191.
On 14 July 1951 Jos?â?® Froil?â?ín Gonz?â?ílez scored Ferrari’s first world championship race win.
Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.
F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.