Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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.

1969 Canadian Grand Prix flashback 3rd July 2009, 7:00

There’s no Canadian Grand Prix on the calendar this year – but FOTA and many F1 fans hope the sport will return soon. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back on one of the earliest world championship round in Canada.

1968 South African Grand Prix flashback 21st January 2009, 3:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.

F1’s shortest race: Adelaide 14-lap 1991 season finale 25th November 2008, 12:00

A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.

1988 Brazilian Grand Prix flashback 29th October 2008, 7:00

When McLaren turned up at the first race of 1988 with scarcely any testing miles on its new car, few expected the MP4/4s to dominated the season the way they did. But at the Brazilian Grand Prix hopes of a closely-fought season were wrecked as McLaren dominated. Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. This […]