When F1 turned a total farce into a thriller

When F1 turned a total farce into a thriller

This week's issue of Autosport celebrates the incredible 1984 season. Amazingly, one of its best races came from events that should never have been allowed to happen

If the 1984 season was dominated by McLaren-TAG, Alain Prost and Niki Lauda winning 12 of the 16 grands prix, the team came up short in the North American races, of which - believe it or not - there were three in four weekends.

After Nelson Piquet's Brabham-BMW took Montreal and Detroit, Keke Rosberg gave Williams-Honda an unlikely victory in Dallas, and that race, never repeated, remains vivid in the mind of all who were there: Texas in July was a furnace.

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