A 21-picture salute to Formula 1 ahead of 'Race 1000'

11. French Grand Prix - 1979

The very first win of a turbo engine, delivered at Dijon by Renault's Jean-Pierre Jabouille, was almost anecdotal compared to the electrifying spectacle offered by Gilles Villeneuve and René Arnoux.

The gloves-off battle of the two competitive racers lasted but a handful of laps but the onslaught went down in history as one of F1's greatest wheel-to-wheel battles.

And both men were all smiles when it was all said and done…