The Ferraris and the fury of Malaysia, 1999
The video highlights of that race are embedded in this blog - and the other four races we picked out can be found below.
The 1999 event was fascinating but, to fully understand what happened, you need to know a little bit of the back story, which is steeped in politics and rumour, like so much of Formula 1.
Watch highlights from the 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Watch highlights from the 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Watch highlights from the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Watch highlights from the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix.
It was his fourth season at Ferrari, and the team were still some way from emerging as the dominant force they would become in the early 2000s.
They had yet to break their title drought and the long gap back to Jody Scheckter's championship victory in 1979 was becoming a very large albatross around Ferrari's neck.
There were high hopes Schumacher would finally get the job done in 1999 but his Silverstone crash left team-mate Eddie Irvine to try to beat McLaren's Mika Hakkinen to the title.
The Northern Irishman should have had no chance - Hakkinen had him completely handled on pace - but a series of errors by the Finn and McLaren kept the race open, and with just the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix to go, Hakkinen led by only two points.
Throughout the summer, there were rumours that Schumacher did not want to return to the cockpit that season - why, the reasoning went, would he want to help Irvine, a journeyman with nowhere near his talent, become the man to break Ferrari's drought?
When Schumacher tested the Ferrari at Monza in late summer and set some quick times, only to say his leg hurt too much to return, the rumours intensified. And they were not helped by a series of mixed messages coming out of his camp.
Then, out of the blue, in the days immediately preceding Malaysia, Ferrari announced that Schumacher would race - and that he would be helping Irvine to win the title.
The rumour mill went into overdrive. Stories began to emerge from Italy that Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo had rung Schumacher at his Swiss home to check how his recovery was going.
Michael's daughter, Gina Maria, answered the call, it was said, and told Montezemolo that daddy couldn't come to the phone because he was playing football...
When Schumacher finally spoke to Montezemolo, the story went on, he was made aware in no uncertain terms that he would be getting on the first plane to Kuala Lumpur.
Schumacher and Ferrari shrugged off the claims and, whatever the truth, he arrived in Malaysia looking fit and healthy - and proceeded to wipe the floor with everyone in qualifying.
The Ferraris were one-two on the grid - and Schumacher, on pole, was more than a second faster than David Coulthard's McLaren in third.
In the race, Schumacher played the perfect team role in letting Irvine past for the victory and holding up Hakkinen throughout the Grand Prix.
Typically, his tactics in doing so were dubious - and Hakkinen was privately furious at some of the tricks to which he had been subjected.
But the drama was a long way from over.
Hours after the race, the Ferraris were disqualified - which gave Hakkinen the world title.
The car's barge boards - the curved fins between the front wheels and sidepods - were found to exceed the allowable dimensions. Technical director Ross Brawn emerged from the back of the garage, held up the offending piece of bodywork and admitted the team's culpability.
So it was with some surprise that F1 greeted the subsequent information that Ferrari were appealing against their disqualification.
It seemed an open-and-shut case, but Ferrari's canny presentation convinced the judges of the FIA Court of Appeal - even if no-one else was fooled - and Irvine and Schumacher were reinstated.
That meant Irvine went to Suzuka for the final round with a two-point advantage - but Hakkinen, with Schumacher unable to keep pace, drove a brilliant race, and was deservedly crowned for the second year in succession.
Even then the speculation continued.
Why did Schumacher not take the fight to Hakkinen? Was it because he couldn't? Or because he wouldn't?
Why was the Ferrari so much slower than it had been in Malaysia? That couldn't be explained by the barge boards - it was widely accepted that, though they broke the rules, they gave no performance advantage.
There were rumours of illegal traction control - a regularly recurring claim about Ferrari in the late 1990s - and of an underbody that flexed down at speed, increasing downforce.
To this day, no-one - apart from those at the top of Ferrari at the time - really knows what happened.
I have strong personal memories of Malaysia '99, as well. I was still a full-time travelling F1 journalist then, and the prospect of the first race in south-east Asia made it a fascinating trip.
But I got an eye infection not long after arriving - it flared up on my birthday, the Friday, if I remember rightly - and although the F1 doctors sorted me out with some ointment, I was periodically in agony for the rest of the weekend.
The extreme humidity and heat did not help - and, trawling the paddock for information after the race, I got a stab of pain in my eye.
I sat down on the grass to wait for it to subside, and the first person to come along was Sauber driver Jean Alesi.
Now, Jean is a lovely bloke, but - as many people who have worked with him will attest - he doesn't always get the right end of the stick.
An emotional man who wears his Sicilian origins on his sleeve, Alesi put his arm around my shoulder and, thinking I had been overcome by the drama of the day, said: "Yes, I know, it's been an emotional day, hasn't it? Here, come inside."
And he took me into the Sauber offices, and handed me over to their physio, Josef Leberer.
Wrong idea, as it happens, but right solution. The cool atmosphere in the air-conditioned offices and a chance to sit down got my eye back to an acceptable state within a few minutes, and I was able to get back to work.
A memorable weekend, all in all.