People often hark back to the 'golden age' of Formula 1 while criticising the current state of grand prix racing. But when was that high watermark?
Was it when the front-engined cars still had a classic racing-car shape, the simple pre-wing machines of the 1960s, or the closely fought years of the Cosworth DFV? What about the raw power and driver ability on show in the '80s, or the flat-out sprints that came a decade later?
To help answer these questions, Autosport asked leading motorsport journalists to argue the case for their favourite era. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that the 2006-08 years are absent, falling between the end of the V10 era and the return of slicks.