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.
Nico Rosberg withstood Lewis Hamilton’s audacious bid to back him into the chasing pack and won the world championship in Abu Dhabi.
Red Bull got the rain they craved but blew their chance to take on Mercedes – and may have scuppered Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton’s strong drive to victory edged him closer to Nico Rosberg, but the biggest talking point in Mexico involved the men who finished behind them.
Lewis Hamilton asserted himself in Austin. His fourth win at the track allowed him to chip into Nico Rosberg’s championship lead.
Nico Rosberg took his ninth victory of the year at Suzuka and dealt a serious blow to Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton was on course to retake the championship lead in Malaysia – until an abrupt change in fortunes put his team mate back on top.
Nico Rosberg’s third consecutive victory has fired him back into the lead of the drivers’ championship – and piled pressure on his team mate and title rival.
Having dominated proceedings at Monza in the two days prior to the Italian Grand Prix, all it took was one mistake for Lewis Hamilton to undo all of his hard work
The possibility of Ferrari and Red Bull taking Mercedes on at Spa was wrecked after a first-lap crash which cleared the way for Nico Rosberg to win again.
Lewis Hamilton capitalised on a “crap day” for his team mate to stretch his championship lead as F1 heads into its summer break.
Lewis Hamilton is well and truly on the front foot in the title battle after winning in Hungary, but it was yet another close race between the two Mercedes rivals.
Nigel Mansell scored a remarkable home victory at Brands Hatch 30 years ago today driving his team mate Nelson Piquet’s spare car.
Lewis Hamilton had a rocky start to his bid for a fourth world championship but he drew a line under it in emphatic style in front of his home crowd.
Mercedes paid the price of letting their drivers race each other via strategy as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided on the last lap in Austria.
“Pretty uneventful” was Daniel Ricciardo’s generous verdict on F1’s first race in Baku. Nico Rosberg won with ease while Lewis Hamilton hit trouble again.
It wasn’t seagulls which wrecked Sebastian Vettel’s victory hopes on lap 11 – it was the Virtual Safety Car which opened the door for Lewis Hamilton to win again.
Lewis Hamilton clinched his first victory of his 2016 campaign in Monaco. But it wouldn’t have happened without an extraordinary error by Red Bull.
Just three cars were running when the chequered flag fell on the Monaco Grand Prix 20 years ago today, a race which saw one of F1’s greatest underdog triumphs.
The planets aligned for Max Verstappen at the Circuit de Catalunya and he never faltered as he grabbed his chance to become F1’s youngest race winner.