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.
Benetton arrived at the tenth round of 1994 facing another FIA investigation, this time for the Hockenheim fuel fire. But they left Hungary with their best result of the season.
With death threats, a huge first lap crash and an inferno in the pits the German Grand Prix was another torrid round of the 1994 F1 season.
Damon Hill narrowed Michael Schumacher’s championship 20 years ago today with a home win at Silverstone while the Benetton driver was handed a two-race ban.
Nigel Mansell returned to F1 at the 1994 French Grand Prix but while Williams locked out the front row a spectacular start by Michael Schumacher put him on course for another win.
Michael Schumacher took another win in the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix while Ferrari’s competitive edge was blunted amid another row over F1 safety.