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

15. European Grand Prix - 1993

Donington Park has hosted only one F1 race in its history, the European Grand Prix in 1993 which was the first of that name to be held since 1985.

Alain Prost and Damon Hill locked out the front row for Williams with Ayrton Senna starting from fourth. But the McLaren was immediately in a different class to those around it, and by the end of lap 1 Senna was in the lead.

Intermittent rain forced Prost to make seven pit stops to Senna's four. That's not counting one on lap 57 when he came down pit lane to find the team weren't ready for him: Donington's layout meant this proved to be a 'shortcut', allowing him to set the fastest lap of the race.

Senna went on to win by over 80 seconds from Hill and Prost, in what was described as the 'drive of the decade'. Afterwards he was photographed holding a 'prank' trophy depicting Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog mascot. It's reportedly still to be found in a storeroom deep in the bowels of the McLaren Technology Centre, Indiana Jones-style.