Today in 1997 Michael Schumacher took a one-point championship lead with one race to go after Jacques Villeneuve was disqualified from the Japanese Grand Prix.
For the second time in three races Lewis Hamilton took a maximum 25 points off Sebastian Vettel. He is now on the cusp of winning a fourth championship.
It should have been Ferrari’s race. Perhaps it could have been Lewis Hamilton’s race. But instead the Malaysian Grand Prix went to a relieved Max Verstappen.
Jacques Villeneuve’s victory in the Luxembourg Grand Prix 20 years ago today was the last of his career and put him within touching distance of the title.
Jacques Vileneuve cut Michael Schumacher’s lead to a single point on this day 20 years ago after the Ferrari driver was handed a ten-second stop-go penalty.
Lewis Hamilton said he hit the “perfect balance of being aggressive and cautious” in Singapore – something his title rival Sebastian Vettel failed to do.
David Coulthard snatched his second victory of 1997 in the Italian Grand Prix as the championship contenders struggled at Monza.
Hamilton and Mercedes were never troubled as they took the win and championship lead in Ferrari’s back yard.
Lewis Hamilton faced a race-long pursuit from Sebastian Vettel at the Belgian GP, but another incident between team mates sparked a war within Force India.
A rain shower minutes before the 1997 Belgian Grand Prix began played into Michael Schumacher’s hands on this day 20 years ago.
Damon Hill came within a lap of scoring what would have been one of the greatest shock wins in Formula One history on this day 20 years ago.
The contrasting priorities of Ferrari and Mercedes were plain to see as Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The championship contest took a back seat at the German Grand Prix 20 years ago today as one of the sport’s old hands returned to claim a final victory.
Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the British Grand Prix in the hybrid era, while Ferrari’s late misfortune saw a major shift in the championship battle.
Bad luck cost Jacques Villeneuve the lead at Silverstone today in 1997 but good fortune handed him the win back at the expense of Mika Hakkinen.
Stunning reactions helped Valtteri Bottas beat Sebastian Vettel by six-tenths of a second in Austria, enhancing his credentials as a title contender.
In the middle of one of the most frantic final laps of an F1 race a cool-headed Michael Schumacher found the time to help out his little brother.
Lewis Hamilton lost his headrest but Sebastian Vettel lost his head. Out of the chaos Daniel Ricciardo emerged to take a shock win in Baku.
Twenty years ago today the Wall of Champions claimed the home favourite in Montreal but another driver had a much more serious crash.
It wasn’t a showdown between the title rivals or a one-stop procession. Lewis Hamilton’s third win came in a lively race and closed up the title fight.