Formula 1's top ten season openers

Formula 1's top ten season openers

Season openers are always events laced with anticipation, but every so often we are gifted an unpredictable cracker of a race into the bargain. Edd Straw delves into the archives and pulls out his top ten opening grands prix.

Shock tyre failures, epic comebacks, impetuous rookies, torrid weather and armed soldiers at the track: just a few of the elements to have distinguished some of Formula 1's most dramatic season openers.

The first race of the season almost inevitably proves to be eventful as new car-driver-team combinations bed down, ring-rusty combatants make seemingly elementary errors, and unproven components either prove to be a decisive advantage or let everyone down.

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