The greatest Formula 1 races

The greatest Formula 1 races

Amid the 547 grands prix our weekly 'Fifth columnist' has witnessed, many magic moments stand out. Here are the best

Quite often I am asked which are the greatest races I have seen, and it's not as straightforward a question as it might seem: are we talking here of the best 'pure races' or, for one reason or another, the most momentous race weekends?

Very high on my list, for example, would be Pedro Rodriguez's mesmeric drive in the Porsche 917 at the BOAC 1000Km at Brands Hatch in 1970. While this could never be considered a great race per se - in the atrocious conditions no one ever threatened Pedro - his astounding superiority that day keeps it in my mind as one of the most memorable I ever spent at a race track.

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