Quite often I am asked which are the greatest races I have seen, and it's not as straightforward a question as it might seem: are we talking here of the best 'pure races' or, for one reason or another, the most momentous race weekends?
Very high on my list, for example, would be Pedro Rodriguez's mesmeric drive in the Porsche 917 at the BOAC 1000Km at Brands Hatch in 1970. While this could never be considered a great race per se - in the atrocious conditions no one ever threatened Pedro - his astounding superiority that day keeps it in my mind as one of the most memorable I ever spent at a race track.
Then there was the Indianapolis 500 in 1991 - and this, by any measure, was a great race, coming down in the late laps to a fight between Rick Mears and Michael Andretti. With less than 20 to go, Andretti passed Mears on the outside going into Turn 1 - and on the very next lap Rick did exactly the same to Michael. It was drama at the highest level, at fearsome speeds, when CART was at its apogee, Indycar racing in its pomp. Unforgettable.