Grand Prix flashback articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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 […]

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 […]