Those in our mid-20s and older look back on certain moment in F1 as those classic moments; Prost’s and Senna’s collisions, Mansell’s tyre blow-out, Villeneuve v Arnoux, etc. I was just curious which modern moments people think will be remembered like this in the same way we think of the 80’s in terms of classic moments.
For example, one I’ll put down as a classic (nowhere near as good as Gilles though) would be Schumacher’s and Hamilton’s multi-lap battle in China last year. Going back a little further, Schumacher stalling on the grid of the 1998 Japanese Grand Prix and blowing his championship chances, only to pass 2/3 of the grid in the opening stint and inject life back into the race.
I’d be particularly interested to hear from our younger f1fs about this.
Brazil 2008 is an instant classic.
Spa 2008 was absolutely awesome
Monaco 2008 was pretty impressive too
Webbers crash at Valenmcia 2010
Hamilton in China 2011
Vettel vs Button in Canada 2011
Vettel vs Alonso at Monaco 2011
Alonso’s starts at Barcelona and Monza this year were epic as well
The Hamilton/Raikkonen battle at Spa 2008, Vettel/Webber crash in Turkey 2010. And of most recent, I do think Button’s win in Canada will be seen as a classic simply because of how rare last lap passes for the win are and the fact that he did it with so many obstacles to overcome.
Spa crash 1998
Hamilton beaching his McLaren in China 07
Last Lap of Brazil 08
Imola 05 and 06: Alonso v Schumacher parts I and II
Suzuka 2000 has to be pretty iconic, Schumacher and Ferrari winning the title.
Canada 07, a great day for me and Lewis.
Australia 07, loved it when Hamilton nabbed Alonso around the outside!!
Silverstone 03 was special, Alonso squeezed on the grass at 190 mph.
Brazil 08, Enough said.
Imola 05 and 06 was stunning.