The most exciting laps

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    Here’s a topic for videos of the best laps in motorsport.

    First that come to mind are the following:

    Kubica vs. Massa, Fuji 2007: http://www.youtube.com/v/5qjQiOJpHBM

    Villeneuve vs. Arnoux, Dijon 1979: http://www.youtube.com/v/kl2tIFxSEGA

    Hamilton vs. Raikkonen, Spa 2008: http://www.youtube.com/v/7FzNZSaKOsQ

    The last laps of the Monaco GP 1982: http://www.youtube.com/v/0UG-adctePU

    Indy 500 2006 finnish: http://www.youtube.com/v/rl4VBna4tjM



    It has to be Dijon doesn’t it. Many people’s best race ever, just for those incredible laps. It trumps the others because we all know F1 can be incredible in the wet. This was a flat out battle in the dry for a the second step on the last lap. Imagine if you were watching it on telly. The ultimate squeaky bum moment



    I think the last couple of laps in the 2008 Brazilian GP were heart stopping.



    Have to agree it’s Dijon but Massa vs Kubica was amazing to watch!


    Dan Thorn

    Gotta be Dijon, but how about the last 10 laps or so of the 1957 German GP or some of Senna’s qualifying laps? Also liked the end of the 2005 European GP…



    without a doubt the most controversial and exciting final laps to an endurance race i’ve ever seen. Seriously, racing fans, watch this. Yes its not F1 but we have to branch out sometimes :P

    There is an attempt at a move like Hakkinen/Schumacher Spa, there is wheel to wheel racing like Hamilton/Raikkonen at Spa or Villeneuve/Arnoux and then massive controversy at the end. Brilliant


    Tom L.

    Good choices from Enigma and WasiF1. Also the Bergmeister/Magnussen battle was fantastic, shame we only saw rare flashes of that from Jan in F1. Did Bergmeister get any penalty for that?



    “I think the last couple of laps in the 2008 Brazilian GP were heart stopping.”

    Especially as a Hamilton and Vettel fan!

    Suprised no one has mentioned Senna’s first lap of Donington yet, that is the one that always gets mentioned.



    I think it’s because it’s always mentioned. Likewise the end of the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix, which the BBC showed a million times last year and sucked all the fun out of it.

    I would have loved to have seen the first lap of the 1998 Japanese Grand Prix from Schumacher’s perspective, going from last to 12th, but the cameras showed none of it!

    PS: Video of Hamilton onboard at the end of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix


    Watch when he realises he’s won the title!


    My favorite lap/laps from outside of F1 in the last year or two has to be the end of the Catalan MOTO GP last year. Although I have a wavering interest in motorcycle racing, the battle between Rossi and Lorenzo for the last five minuets was fantastic.




    @therealjackson wow thanks for pointing that battle out! incredible. Found a slightly longer version of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47K2q6-yYYQ&feature=fvsr

    (ignore the stupid introduction of that video)

    @tom L I think Bergmeister and Magnussen both got warnings rather than penalties. Crazy driving though!



    Mansell and Senna on the last two laps of the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix looked incredible, though I admit to being a bit too young to have seen it first-hand. Still, even when I knew what happened the racing was still incredibly tense.



    Brazil 2008, last lap. As thrilling as hell.



    What about Heidfelds last lap of Spa 08

    and Alonsos too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmOixmxpXF4


    Ned Flanders

    I think qualifying laps deserve a mention too. Jarno Trulli’s pole lap from Monaco 2004 was probably the best qualifying lap I’ve ever seen

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