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.
A drivers’ strike was threatened and teams withdrew from practice. But on race day Williams returned to the top and Michael Schumacher salvaged second with a masterclass drive.
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.