Limiting my choices only to races where I was lucky enough to actually be there watching, I’d have to say Donnington 1993 and that drive in the rain from Senna.
Canada 2007 for the first ever Hamilton win, four safety car periods, and that monster crash of Robert Kubicas that happened right in front of my grandstand. I thought I’d seen a fatality, but was pleasantly amazed to hear good news just a couple of hours later.
Finally, Brazil 2012. Where it looked like Vettel had spun out and lost his World Title on lap one. But came back through the pack and did just enough as Jenson won behind the Safety Car after Di Resta crashed on the last corner.
Don’t get me wrong. He’s a great driver, and possibly only he could have achieved the results in 2012 that Ferrari have achieved.
But he demands that number one in the team position, and does not like to feel threatened by a racer from within his own team.
Hence his antics in the qualifying farce at Hungary when Hamilton was his VERY threatening team mate.
Anybody not supplying their children with some form of hearing protection is insane.
To get a great experience. Get a pair of ear defenders, and a small radio with ear plugs. Place the ear plugs in your ears, and the defenders over the top. That way you still get the noise of the cars. BUT you also can get the full commentary from either Radio Silverstone or BBC Radio 5 Live.
You will know exactly what is going on at every part of the circuit. Not just at the part you can see. Or maybe not see if you arrived late with a General Admission ticket!