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.