Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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.

20 years ago today: Schumacher’s first podium and Mexico’s last race 22nd March 2012, 17:34

Mexico’s last F1 race, held 20 years ago today, saw Michael Schumacher claim his first podium finish.

50 years ago today: F1′s worst tragedy at Monza 10th September 2011, 0:39

On this day 50 years ago, a crash during the Italian Grand Prix claimed the lives of 16 people.

“He was on it from the word go” – Schumacher’s debut remembered 25th August 2011, 11:14

On this day in 1991, Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut behind the wheel of a Jordan 191.

60 years ago today: Ferrari’s first F1 win 14th July 2011, 8:00

On 14 July 1951 Jos?? Froil??n Gonz??lez scored Ferrari’s first world championship race win.

30 years ago: Villeneuve’s last and best F1 win 21st June 2011, 9:03

Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.

On this day in 1981: F1′s fiasco at Zolder 17th May 2011, 8:54

F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.

25 years ago today: Senna beats Mansell by 0.01s 13th April 2011, 7:24

The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix witnessed one of the closest finishes in F1 history.

40 years today: Mario Andretti?s first F1 win 6th March 2011, 18:30

Mario Andretti won his first F1 race 40 years ago today at the 1971 South African Grand Prix.

20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka 21st October 2010, 0:02

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.