That one time Eddie Irvine nearly won the world championships, despite McLaren’s best efforts to stop themselves from repeating.
1993 Japanese Grand Prix.
That one time Eddie Irvine unlapped himself by passing Ayrton Senna who then proceeded to charge down to Irvine’s pits and punch him in the face after the race had finished. Good times.
Gerhard Berger leads Michele Alboreto to a Ferrari 1-2 at Monza in 1988. The tifosi would have to wait until 1996 for another Scuderia victory at the legendary Italian circuit, and until 1998 for another 1-2, both victories being scored by Michael Schumacher who would go on to win at Monza another 3 times for Ferrari.
Eddie Irvine making sure he is the first to congratulate Mika Hakkinen after his champion’s drive at Suzuka in 1999 to clinch his second championship. In the background you can see Michael talking to his brother Ralf. Michael would go on to win the next five driver’s titles, but the hardest fought would be his first against the still mightily strong Hakkinen-McLaren combination in 2000. Eddie Irvine would join the renamed Stewart side as Jaguar in 2000, driving for a couple of years and bagging a few podiums before eventually retiring from the sport. Ralf would continue with Williams until 2005, winning a handful of races before getting a lucrative deal with Toyota before retiring a few years later.