When it comes to my all time favourite Formula 1 races, the 1986 British Grand Prix is right up near the top of list.

It was to be the last time a Formula 1 race would be held at Brands Hatch, it was the first time Sir Frank Williams returned to the pit lane after his devastating accident in early 1986 and it was the first and only time that the first doctor to the scene of an accident was actually another Formula 1 driver who also happened to be a fully qualified GP – he parked his car to leap out and help the seriously injured Jacques Laffite who was caught up in the massive first corner accident.

The full race is available to watch above, it’s commentated by Murray Walker and if you haven’t seen it you really should – watching vintage F1 races is a great way to brush up on history during the off season.

1986 British Grand Prix

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