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Grand Prix #1000 - What's your favourite?

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Post by PTRACER » 2 weeks ago

The 2001 Brazilian GP was #666 and the 1990 Australian GP was #500. If you've been watching since before 1990 then you've seen at least half of all the races, while anyone watching from the late-90s onwards (me!) has watched at least one-third.

It's always the wet races that stand out in my mind - 1998 Belgian GP, 2007 European GP, 2011 Canadian GP. One of those three would have to be my favourite. What about you guys?
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Post by erwin greven » 2 weeks ago

Can't decide between 2001 Malaysian GP or 2000 Canadian GP, in both races Jos Verstappen shone. Olav Mol always said: Rain is the great equalizer.
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 weeks ago

1998 Belgian GP. Bigger than Ben fkn Hur.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

I always liked Japan 2005. Some great passes.
I can clearly remember watching Monaco 1984 on TV. In Australia. Cant even remember if it was live, but with no internet then you had to wait for the weekly motorsport press usually, so liveish was within an hour or so and quite acceptable then. In 1985 we started getting liveish coverage of every GP. I used to get Autosport sent weekly direct. Thursdays edition would arrive Monday morning. Internet was a Godsend.

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Post by Vassago » 2 weeks ago

Polish TV used to broadcast 30-40 min. highlights in the early 90s. My first season was 1991, the first full race I watched live was 1994 Brazilian GP because that's when my parents bought a TV satelite so I finally had access to Eurosport ;)

Best GP ever? 1996 Monaco GP followed by 2003 British GP and 2001 Italian GP. Some of the forgotten gems from years past: 1982 USA East, 1983 Dutch GP, 1985 European GP & 1989 Canadian GP (Andrea de Cesaris on the podium in a Dallara & fastest lap for Jonathan Palmer in torrential rain :haha: ).
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

Vassago wrote:
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Polish TV used to broadcast 30-40 min. highlights in the early 90s. My first season was 1991, the first full race I watched live was 1994 Brazilian GP because that's when my parents bought a TV satelite so I finally had access to Eurosport ;)

Best GP ever? 1996 Monaco GP followed by 2003 British GP and 2001 Italian GP. Some of the forgotten gems from years past: 1982 USA East, 1983 Dutch GP, 1985 European GP & 1989 Canadian GP (Andrea de Cesaris on the podium in a Dallara & fastest lap for Jonathan Palmer in torrential rain :haha: ).
Agree 1996 Monaco was fun!
I think Vittorio Brambilla at Austria 1975 was a shock one, and then crashing on the slowdown lap. :haha:

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Post by Cheeveer » 2 weeks ago

When it comes to Indycar, I have a straight answer, but not for F1.

For the races I actually saw in my lifetime Hockenheim 2000 was sentimental. Japan 2005 was incredible, so was Canada 2011. Spa 1998 may however take the cake. For an 8 year old that race had everything (I had no idea about Jordan's team orders until years after).
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Post by sadsac » 2 weeks ago

I has to be Belgium 1998 simply because of all the crashes ,,failures and final results :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by kals » 2 weeks ago

Brazil 1989, Nurburging 1999, Brazil 2003, Hungary 2006

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Post by DoubleFart » 2 weeks ago

kals wrote:
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Brazil 1989, Nurburging 1999, Brazil 2003, Hungary 2006
I've never seen Brazil 89, and I missed Hungary 2006 sadly, but the other two are highlights for me
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Post by Antonov » 2 weeks ago

I have fond memories of my first race - France 1999.

as for the worst? Hungary 2004.

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Post by Michael Ferner » 2 weeks ago

Missed (roughly) the first 250, and the last 350. Never a fan of wet races, although Silverstone in '75 was fun - sort of!! My favourite? Too many to recall!!
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Post by JBT » 1 week ago

Australia 1986, Silverstone 1987, Mexico 1990, Monaco 1992, Hockenheim 2000, Brazil 2001 and Montreal 2011 are my favorites. Monaco '92 mainly because it was the last race I watched together with my old man. Other than Montreal 2011 I was left really struggling to understand why i've kept on watching F1 in the last 18 years!!
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Post by DaniFilipe94 » 1 week ago

Monaco 2005. Quite a weird and uncommon one but not only was it a good GP in terms of action, it's also my first F1 memory and the reason why i fell in love with the sport. The GP that made me a Kimi and F1 fan.

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