I think it will be interesting to see what people’s most memorable races of all time are.
For those of you unaware of this/how it works, the BBC run a weekly section on their website, asking the current grid of their 4 most memorable races, and the BBC will show highlights of those races, extended highlights (as they will show in 2012) for one of the races, and highlights from last year’s edition of whichever race the weekend falls on. And the ones they pick will vary. Some will choose races they have been in, races with milestones, races they watched in the past, some races from even before they were born.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2011/09/pastor_maldonado_-_classic_f1.html this is the most recent instalment. (May be unavailable outside of the UK)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/andrew_benson/ Links to the BBC’s videos can be found here.
I’ll pick my races first. I have picked races of which 3 of my favourite all time drivers won. Also, 3 of these races were wet. Really wet.
Please try to put the races in chronological order.
1997 European Grand Prix
The first race I can remember watching. I had watched the qualifying the day before and I was confused by Schumacher, Villeneuve and Frentzen setting all the same time. But this was not the main reason why I remember this.
I’ll always remember watching ‘that’ crash. And I then saw the two black and white cars, which have always been my favourite cars, win 1-2. And it was my first F1 hero’s grand prix win after starting his career in 1991 with a late charge. It will always go down as one of my boyhood happy moments.
1998 Belgian Grand Prix
Oh if you’re six years old you are certainly going to remember a huge pile-up involving half the field. What an absolutely crazy race this was. I’ll always remember seeing everyone (except the Schumacher brothers) really happy over the first win for a bright yellow car. It also turned out to be Damon Hill’s last win in F1, and not being old enough to know of his previous achievements, I thought 1999 could have been a great season for the Brit.
This race is so great, I have it on my laptop.
2008 British Grand Prix
All I have to say about this one is, I was there, and that I have never experienced such a crazy atmosphere at any event before. An INCREDIBLE day.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
Easily Jenson’s finest win. It’s a drive surely John Watson would be proud of, and probably Ayrton Senna. To come back through the field from last, make 7 trips down the pit lane, pull out some great overtaking, and force Vettel to be human all in 1 race is no mean feat. Even more difficult when in mixed conditions.
Let’s see what F1 Fanatics can bring out! Try to use races other people haven’t used time and time again, to make it slightly more interesting.