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  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Piquet wins following start-line tragedy
  • June 13, 1982: Nelson Piquet won the Canadian Grand Prix, but it was another race marred by tragedy, this time witnessed by millions of viewers across the world as Ricardo Paletti was killed in a collision at the start of the race

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Watson surges through to take championship lead
  • June 6, 1982: John Watson in a McLaren won the inaugural Detroit Grand Prix, his second victory of the season putting him top of the drivers' championship. His win also set a record for a street circuit as he started the race way back in 17th place on the grid

  • Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Reutemann heads another Williams 1-2
  • March 29, 1981: The second race of the season produced another Williams 1-2, although the order was reversed with Carlos Reutemann taking the win from team-mate and defending champion Alan Jones.

  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • Hunt wins but two die as Villeneuve crashes
  • October 23, 1977: Twelve months earlier James Hunt had secured the world championship with third place in a nail- biting end to the season. A year on and he won the final race in Japan, but with the title already Niki Lauda's it was a slightly hollow victory

  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins in Lauda's absence
  • October 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter won the Canadian Grand Prix, but with the world title secured by Niki Lauda seven days earlier, it was a hollow victory, especially given Lauda's absence at Mosport Park

  • United States Grand Prix East
  • Lauda secures second title as Hunt wins
  • October 2, 1977: James Hunt won the USA Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, his second victory of the season, but Niki Lauda's fourth place was enough to clinch his second world championship

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Andretti wins as Lauda moves to the brink
  • September 11, 1977: Mario Andretti wrapped up his third win of the season at the Italian Grand Prix but Niki Lauda's second place was enough to all but secure him his second world championship

  • French Grand Prix
  • Andretti prospers from Watson misfortune
  • July 3, 1977: Mario Andretti moved joint second, one point behind Niki Lauda, in the drivers' championship with victory at Dijon, his third win of the season in the impressive Lotus 78

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Late Andretti pit stop hands Laffite victory
  • June 19, 1977: The wide-open 1977 season continued in Sweden where Jacques Laffite won for Ligier - the sixth different winner in the eighth race of the season - with Jochen Mass taking his best result for McLaren in second place

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Scheckter wins courtesy of Wolf's reliability
  • January 9, 1977: Jody Scheckter, who had left Tyrrell in the close season, won the Argentine Grand Prix on his debut for Wolf as James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the leading drivers in 1976, both failed to make a mark

  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • Lauda courage sees Hunt dramatically snatch title
  • October 24, 1976: Third place at a rain-lashed inaugural Japanese Grand Prix was enough to secure James Hunt his first and only world title, a tense finale to a season of almost unprecedented on-track fluctuations and off-field drama

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Tyrrells finally come good at Anderstorp
  • June 13, 1976: Niki Lauda's domination of the season was put on hold as Jody Scheckter gave the innovative Tyrrell P34 six-wheeler its maiden grand prix win in Sweden

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