I am new to both f1fanatic and f1 in general due to being an American and f1 getting little coverage. This year I have stayed up till the wee hours of the morning when necessary to watch every race and look forward to f1fanatics pre and post race articles that have helped me get a handle on f1. Now, with the summer break, I need some recommendations for great races to watch until Spa! So I ask for your help and suggestions of the most exciting, entertaining, important, legendary, turned-you-onto-f1 races that you can think of. I greatly appreciate any and all suggestions!
P.S. I’ve already watched Monaco 1984 (epic) and am planning on watching Japan 1989, Brazil 2008, and Spain 1996 very soon.
Suzuka has lots of classics…
Japan 1994 – for the one-off suspense created by aggregate timing and Hill trying to keep the championship alive.
Japan 2000 – Schumacher wins first championship for Ferrari after great battle with Hakkinen
Japan 2005 – excellent overtaking manoeuvres involving Raikkonen and Alonso.
Spa 2000 – Hakkinen vs Schumacher
Imola 2005 – Alonso vs Schumacher
I liked Italy-Monza 1988
I liked Monza 2006 as well.
Silverstone 2007 *Massa charge through the field* :P
Brazil 2006 – Schumi fighting back. Brazil 2007- it’s Hamilton’s turn.
I couldn’t say from 1979-1995 but my era (1996 – onwards) These are the most memorable races.
Hungary 1997 (heartbreaking but unforgettable)
Everything TommyB89 said, but also Canada 2007 and Australia 2006, ’08 & ’09.
Ah good point. Add them to my list :)
Hmmm. I’ll take care of retro for you.
1. Monaco 1982 – The race no one wanted to win.
3. USA West 1983 – Greatest come-from-behind win.
4. Spain 1986 – Mansell vs. Senna decided by inches.
5. Australia 1986 – What a way to decide the title.
6. Britain 1987 – All about Our Nige.
7. Monaco 1988 – Senna’s exception to the rule.
8. Belgium 1992 – Michael Schumacher’s coming-out party.
9. Europe 1993 – F1’s only-ever race at Donington Park. Lap 1 = required watching for any F1 fan.
10. Belgium 1995 – Schumacher vs. Hill in a nutshell.
From recent years Spa 2008 got me jumping and screaming. Well the last laps did. That was awesome!
Races that haven’t been said yet:
of the ones i,ve been to , monza 1999 sticks out, as does monaco 1982
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If you want to get hooked on F1, watch Suzuka 2005. Absolutely incredible race.
2006 Hungary. I’ve been harping on about it a lot recently (it was just the Hung GP afterall) but the first lap by Alonso is a cracker, the best ever.
Spain and Monaco 1981. So the same driver won but he really shouldn’t have.
China 2006? I quite liked it myself
hey steph, check out mansells move on senna whilst lapping johannsen in hungary, cant rem the year but at the time that was dynamite!!
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How about, for historical purposes, first qualifying, second qualifying and the race IMOLA 1994
shumacher antics ADELAIDE 1994
more schumacher antics JEREZ 1997
SPA 1998 for the spectacular start crash
The diabolical race at INDIANAPOLIS 2005
Thanks for all the help so far! I’m ordering a huge external hardrive so I can download all of these. It seems that theres a ton of catching up for me to do and I can’t wait to get to it! There seems to be so many good races from 2008 I plan on watching the whole season from start to finish since pretty much every race has been mentioned lol. Can’t wait for Spa and whatever shenanigans we’ll get treated to this time
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