Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Hunt crowned as Lauda withdraws from Fuji washout 7th October 2008, 7:00

The 1976 world championship-decider in the rain at Fuji was one of the most famous F1 races.

1982 South African Grand Prix flashback 18th June 2008, 23:24

F1 drivers went on strike ahead of the 1982 South African Grand Prix when the sport’s governing body tried to force them to sign restrictive new contracts.

Video: 2001 Malaysian GP flashback 20th March 2008, 23:32

Rain at the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix produced a cracking race. Here are a few videos of one of Michael Schumacher’s best wins.

2002 Australian Grand Prix flashback 13th March 2008, 17:00

The 2002 Australian Grand Prix began with an enormous crash that wiped out eight cars. See video below of how one spectator saw Ralf Schumacher’s dramatic flight after he hit Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari.

Heartbreak for Mansell in dramatic Adelaide finale 18th October 2007, 7:00

A string of chance occurrences harpooned Nigel Mansell’s title hopes and left Alain Prost a fortunate – though not undeserving – 1986 championship winner.

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 […]

Ferrari fight back for one-two at home 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 […]