1995 Canadian GP
He burst onto the Formula 1 scene with Tyrrell in 1989 and memorably battled Ayrton Senna for the lead in Phoenix the following season. Jean Alesi looked set to be a multiple winner, but a move to Ferrari and some appalling luck kept him off the top step of the podium.
That was until the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix and the Frenchman's 31st birthday. Alesi qualified fifth and moved past Ferrari team-mate Gerhard Berger just as the Williams of David Coulthard spun off in front of them.
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner