• Ask Steven
  • Front row regulars
  • July 1, 2011: Our resident expert - Steven Lynch - looks back at the longest front-row qualifying streaks, and which drivers were pole-sitters on their debut

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • First corner carnage claims Peterson's life
  • September 10, 1978: What should have been a triumphant weekend at Monza for Lotus as Mario Andretti was crowned world champion, proved a tragic one as it was completely overshadowed by the death of his team-mate Ronnie Peterson

  • Dutch Grand Prix
  • Andretti all but secures title with sixth win
  • August 27, 1978: Mario Andretti overcame near exhaustion to win the Dutch Grand Prix, his sixth win of the campaign and a result which meant the drivers' title was almost certainly his

  • 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

  • German Grand Prix
  • Hunt's win forgotten as Lauda's life hangs in the balance
  • August 1, 1976: James Hunt won the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring but no-one remembers that. Instead, the abiding memory of the race is a burning Ferrari with an unconscious Niki Lauda trapped within

  • United States Grand Prix West
  • Regazzoni dominates Ferrari one-two
  • March 28, 1976: Ferrari dominated the new Long Beach Grand Prix, although it was Clay Regazzoni who led home team-mate Niki Lauda

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Two from two as Lauda holds on
  • March 6, 1976: Niki Lauda's second win of the season laid down a marker for the year, and his victory at the South African Grand Prix came in the old 1975 Ferrari

  • United States Grand Prix
  • Lauda wins as Regazzoni is criticised
  • October 5, 1975: With both drivers' and constructors' titles resolved at Monza, there was little to play for at Watkins Glen, but Niki Lauda showed why he was the new champion by winning the US Grand Prix

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Third enough for Lauda's first title
  • August 17, 1975: Niki Lauda secured his first world title by taking third place at the Italian Grand Prix, and the partisan Monza crowd was made even happier when Lauda's Ferrari team-mate Clay Regazzoni won the race

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Brambilla takes maiden win in appalling conditions
  • August 17, 1975: The 37-year-old Italian Vittorio Brambilla, who had more than once threatened to record his maiden victory earlier in the season, finally did so at the Austrian Grand Prix

  • Swedish Grand Prix
  • Hat-trick gives Lauda comfortable lead
  • June 8, 1975: Niki Lauda recorded his third successive win of the season at the Swedish Grand Prix at the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp to open up a healthy ten-point lead in the drivers' championship

  • Belgian Grand Prix
  • Back-to-back wins give Lauda title lead
  • May 25, 1975: Niki Lauda made it two wins in two with victory at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder, moving two points ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi in the drivers' championship

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