The Best Formula 1 Races of the 21st Century

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Unleash your inner speed demon and get ready for a heart-pounding ride through the top 10 modern Formula 1 races of the 21st century. These adrenaline-fueled battles have left fans on the edge of their seats, with unforgettable moments that will forever be etched in the annals of racing history. Buckle up and join us as we relive the excitement and drama that make Formula 1 racing so captivating.

#10 - 2012 European Grand Prix in Valencia

Venture into the vibrant city of Valencia, where the 2012 European Grand Prix took place. Witness the incredible comeback of Fernando Alonso, who started from the 11th position but managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The podium was a sight to behold, with legends like Schumacher and Raikkonen joining Alonso in the celebrations. And let's not forget the emotional return of Schumacher to the podium after a six-year absence. It was a race that kept fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

#9 - 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku

Prepare to be transported to the stunning city of Baku, Azerbaijan, where the 2017 Grand Prix unfolded in all its glory. The race was a rollercoaster of emotions, with collisions and overtakes that left fans gasping for breath. The real star of the show was Daniel Ricciardo, who pulled off some mind-blowing overtakes and sealed the deal with a last-minute pass on Lance Stroll. And let's not forget the incident between Vettel and Hamilton, the two world champions collided when Sebastian Vettel turned in on Lewis Hamilton after the famous 'brake test'.

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#8 - British Grand Prix

Prepare to witness a moment of pure magic as Carlos Sainz claims his first pole position and maiden F1 victory at the 2022 British Grand Prix. The race was not without its fair share of drama, with an unbelievable crash involving Zhou at the start and Verstappen's P7 finish due to early damage. But it was the late-race battle between Hamilton, Perez, and Leclerc that had fans on the edge of their seats, as they fought tooth and nail for every position.

#7 -  2019 São Paulo Grand Prix

Get ready for a thrilling ride through the streets of São Paulo, where Max Verstappen delivered a pole-to-win victory that will be remembered for years to come. The race was not short on drama, with a collision between the two Ferraris leading to their retirements. But it was Alex Albon's pursuit of his first F1 podium that stole the show, as he showcased his skills and determination. And let's not forget the drag race between Hamilton and Gasly, as well as Carlos Sainz's impressive rise from P20.

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#6 - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

Witness history in the making as Lewis Hamilton secures his seventh championship title at the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. The race was full of surprises, with Racing Point shocking everyone with a 1-2 in qualifying and Hamilton's rival, Bottas, struggling to keep up. The last lap scrap, greasy track, and mixed-up pit stops added to the excitement, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the very end. It was a race that showcased Hamilton's skill and determination, solidifying his place among the greats of Formula 1.

#5 - 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

Enter the world of intense rivalries as we delve into the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. This race was a battle between the Mercedes drivers, with Daniel Ricciardo stealing the spotlight and securing his second F1 victory. The overtakes were nothing short of exceptional, leaving fans in awe of Ricciardo's skill and precision. But the race was not without its fair share of drama, with numerous spinners and a dramatic crash involving Marcus Ericsson.

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#4 - The 2020 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Monza, the temple of speed, witnessed a historic moment in 2020 when Pierre Gasly claimed his maiden win in Formula 1. The race was a nail-biter, with Gasly and Sainz battling it out in the final laps, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. Hamilton's penalty and Leclerc's crash that caused a red flag restart added to the drama, creating a mixed-up grid that had fans cheering with joy. It was a race that showcased the unpredictable nature of Formula 1 and reminded us why we love this sport so much.

#3 - 2011 Canadian Grand Prix: A Fan Favorite

Step into the shoes of a fan favorite as we dive into the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix. This race had it all: Jenson Button's famous last-lap pass on Sebastian Vettel, a suspension due to heavy rain, and numerous incidents that left spectators breathless. It was a race that showcased the resilience and skill of the drivers, as they battled against the elements and each other. A true classic that will forever be etched in the memories of Formula 1 fans.


#2 - 2012 São Paulo Grand Prix

Get ready for a title-deciding race that will go down in history as one of the most dramatic Formula 1 battles of all time. The 2012 São Paulo Grand Prix was a rollercoaster of emotions, with Vettel and Alonso fighting tooth and nail for the championship. Witness Vettel's early spin and his miraculous drive to P6, setting the stage for a nail-biting showdown. But it was Hülkenberg who stole the show, leading for 30 laps and adding rain showers to the mix. And let's not forget the emotional farewell of Schumacher and Button's final win.

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#1 - The 2019 German Grand Prix

Experience the triumph of Verstappen as he takes P1, defying all expectations. Witness Vettel's incredible drive from P20 to secure an impressive finish. But what truly made this race unforgettable were the chaos caused by rain, pit-stop mishaps, and difficult tire choices. The incidents involving Leclerc, Hamilton, and Hulkenberg added to the drama and excitement, making this race an absolute classic.


As Formula 1 fans, we are privileged to witness these unforgettable moments that remind us why we love this sport so much. So buckle up, hold on tight, and get ready for the next thrilling chapter in the world of Formula 1.

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