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Today in 1973: Last-lap heartbreak in first Swedish GP 17th June 2013, 12:02

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.

25 years ago today: Senna’s first win for McLaren 1st May 2013, 12:28

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.

Today in 1993: Senna’s last great race at Donington 11th April 2013, 22:03

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.

Today in 1953: Peron’s Grand Prix ends in carnage 18th January 2013, 14:16

The first flyaway round of the world championship was held in Argentina on this day 60 years ago. But the race held at the behest of president Juan Domingo Peron ended in tragedy.

20 years ago today: Mansell finally wins the title 16th August 2012, 12:55

Nigel Mansell clinched the world championship in an unusually incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix on this day in 1992.

Today in 1987: Mansell defeats Piquet at Silverstone 12th July 2012, 12:31

One of Nigel Mansell’s greatest victories came 25 years ago today on home ground at Silverstone – but his win had consequences for Williams.

Today in 1962: The Clark-Lotus era begins at Spa 17th June 2012, 11:11

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.

Today in 1982: Start line crash in Canada kills Paletti 13th June 2012, 9:25

The turbulent 1982 season took another tragic turn 30 years ago today as Ricardo Paletti lost his life in the Canadian Grand Prix.

On this day in 1982: Gilles Villeneuve killed at Zolder 8th May 2012, 9:22

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.

30 years ago today: Villeneuve and Pironi’s fatal feud at Ferrari 25th April 2012, 9:29

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.