Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive

“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.

Prost’s winning comeback at Kyalami 11th June 2010, 0:01

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.

25 years since Ayrton Senna’s first F1 win at Estoril 21st April 2010, 8:20

Today is the 25 anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first win in Formula 1. Despite atrocious conditions, which F1 cars would not be allowed to race in today, the Brazilian dominated and won by more than a minute.

1964 British Grand Prix flashback 19th July 2009, 7:00

In 1964 the honour of hosting F1 in Britain went to Brands Hatch for the first time.