Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive
1986 Australian Grand Prix flashback 18th October 2007, 7:00
The last time three drivers headed into the last race of the year fighting for the championship it produced one of the most astonishing races ever seen. A string of chance occurrences harpooned Nigel Mansell’s title hopes and left Alain Prost a somewhat fortunate – though not undeserving – winner. Here’s how that sensational race [...]
Hunt wins amid Fuji tragedy 27th September 2007, 9:00
F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.
1999 Belgian Grand Prix flashback 13th September 2007, 11:00
Keeping two ruthless, competitive and fast team mates happy is something both McLaren and Ferrari have to manage this year. For an example of how one team has quite a bit more experience in the matter than the other, turn the clock back eight years to the Belgian Grand Prix of 1999. The McLaren drivers [...]
Grand Prix flashback: Italy 2004 6th September 2007, 7:00
Over the final races of 2004 we often saw a very different Michael Schumacher. Was his crash at Monza the moment began to serious consider retiring from the sport?
1989 Hungarian Grand Prix Flashback 2nd August 2007, 10:00
You don’t associate the Hungaroring with classic F1 races – but it was a thrilling Grand Prix at this very circuit that first got me hooked on Formula One back in 1989. Nigel Mansell stormed to victory in a Ferrari from 12th on the grid, passing rival after rival on a bone-dry track. He capped [...]
1985 European Grand Prix flashback 19th July 2007, 13:00
Twenty-two years ago Britain was comfortably supporting two Grands Prix – never mind struggling to run one. Star attraction was home hero Nigel Mansell who took his first Grand Prix win at the European round at Brands Hatch in 1985. It was an incident-packed race that saw the crowning of a new champion and a [...]
1992 British Grand Prix flashback 5th July 2007, 10:00
We’ve been promised Lewis-mania for Sunday. Britain’s prodigious F1 star has his homecoming before tens and thousands of enraptured fans. The Silverstone crowd knows how to get behind a heroic home driver – none more so than Nigel Mansell. He held the crowd in the palm of his hand every time he went there after [...]
Grand Prix flashback: France 1988 28th June 2007, 13:00
The inter-McLaren battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton is already being compared to the great McLaren rivalry of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Hamilton is cast in the role of new boy Senna – Alonso is a two times champion just as Prost was in 1988. But at that year’s French Grand Prix Prost [...]
Watson surges to win from 17th in first Detroit race 14th June 2007, 7:00
Twenty-five years ago the F1 circus visited the United States three times in one season. The first ever Detroit Grand Prix was the second round in the USA that year.
1979 Canadian Grand Prix flashback 7th June 2007, 13:00
Gilles Villeneuve won his first ever Grand Prix at his home race in 1978. It was the first time the Canadian Grand Prix was held at the Montreal circuit. A year later he returned hoping to win again in front of his home crowd, having lost the World Championship battle to Ferrari team mate Jody [...]