Everyone will say Brazil 2008 which objectively was the best 30 seconds ever, so I’m going to suggest a 30 seconds I enjoyed much more. The start of Brazil 2007. The formation flying of the Ferrari’s into turn 1, Kimi’s lift to put Hamilton behind Alonso then Hamilton losing his head into turn 4. The begining of a great race.
The thirty seconds where Massa was champion…not the bit after. I’m in denial and forget that part like when a film has a bad ending and you stop the dvd right before the end. That was my favourite 30 seconds.
Other good ones: the Brazilian podium in 06. Massa had won and Alonso had taken the title (I thought he deserved it more but of course was supporting Ferrari).
Schumi on his way to his third title but first with Ferrari.
Malaysia 2009 – pick any thirty seconds when there was racing because something bonkers was happening.
Trulli coming out of the Monaco tunnel to swimming pool on his quali lap in 2004. Sublime driving.
Hamilton winning the title on the final corner was obviously the most incredible feeling for a fan. It went from deep sadness to pure joy. Didn’t want to pick it to start the thread though as it would be too obvious.
Damon Hill rounding the final chicane at Suzuka to win the WDC, who could help but smile when Murray Walker said:
“This is something that many people didnít think could possibly happen today, they thought Damon would drive a cautious race, but he fought, he fought from second on the grid, he passed Jacques Villeneuve, he took the lead, he stayed there, and Damon Hill exits the chicane and wins the Japanese Grand Prix. And Iíve got to stop, because Iíve got a lump in my throat.”
got to agree with GeeMac. Murray Walker provided those best 30 seconds with the sheer emotion and joy for Damon Hill winning the world championship. Its a moment that i’ve seen countless times and every time, I too get that lump in my throat because of Murray.