Look back

Looking back at the colourful history of the Formula One World Championship with classic photos of old drivers, teams, races, circuits and more.

The closest the other Mika ever came to winning a GP

His bio labels him as an FIA drivers' steward, but Mika Salo - born on this day in 1966 -…

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Two years on from Grosjean's miraculous survival to race another day

On this day two years ago, Romain Grosjean miraculously escaped a fiery crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain…

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The Formula 1 mechanics' class of 1966

Group photos are a traditional end-of-season routine for Formula 1 teams. But in 1966, rather than rounding up the drivers…

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One giant leap for world champion Nico Rosberg

He dreamed about it during his childhood, he worked incredibly hard for it, but on this day in 2016, Nico…

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A salute to the only woman ever to win an F1 race

Granted, it was a round of the short-lived British Aurora F1 Championship back in 1980, but DesirĂ© Wilson, born on…

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A roll of the drum in F1 for ABBA's Slim Borgudd

When Slim Borgudd, who was born on this day 76 years ago, made his F1 debut with the ATS team…

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A McLaren gamble that paid off big time for team and driver

On this day in 2006, McLaren set history in motion when it announced that it would promote its 21-year-old rookie…

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A rare unmitigated disaster for Porsche

Since Porsche broke off talks with Red Bull over the pair's partnership in F1, little has filtered about the German…

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The day a big dream came crashing down for Alain Prost

On this day in 2001, a French court in Versailles placed the beleaguered Prost Grand Prix outfit into receivership, a…

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A salute to a pure racer with a very big heart: Jacques Laffite

The forever young Jacques Laffite turns 79 today, but the years haven't aged this pure racer's very big heart. A…

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When Austin welcomed Formula 1 back to Texas

This day in 2012 saw the first United States Grand Prix held at the brand new Circuit of the Americas…

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One of American motorsport's most familiar names

Skip Barber, born on this day in 1936, is one of American motorsport's most well-known personalities thanks to his driving…

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