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 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.
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.
The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix witnessed one of the closest finishes in F1 history.
Mario Andretti won his first F1 race 40 years ago today at the 1971 South African Grand Prix.
Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.
F1 has a long – and somewhat controversial – history of racing in South Africa. The first world championship race was held there in 1962 and, after 23 races (plus one which was stripped of its championship status), visited the country for the final time in 1993.