Your classic grand prix - race 11
The 1986 German Grand Prix is the chosen race in the latest edition of our classic Formula 1 series.
That means we will broadcast the full 'Grand Prix' highlights programme of the time as well as the shorter edits we produce for the other races in the selection - which in this case were 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2009.
The full Grand Prix programme from 1986 is embedded below, with links to the other highlights choices underneath it.
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1986 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1994 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1996 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1997 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
WATCH LONG HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
The classic races will be broadcast on the BBC red button on satellite and cable television in the UK from 1500 on Wednesday 21 July until 1130 BST on Friday 23 July.
On Freeview, they will be broadcast on Wednesday 21 July from 1915-2045 BST.
I'm sure some of you will point out that 1986 was not the most popular choice among respondents on this blog, but we have decided to choose that one because it is a much better race than the one that was backed by most of you - 1994. And, as I have always said, this is not a vote - we use your views to inform our choice.
As some respondents said on last week's blog, the key moments of 1994 - the first-lap pile-ups, the Benetton pit fire, and Ferrari's first win for four years - can easily be encapsulated in a 10-minute highlights edit. The rest of the race was a fairly humdrum procession, it has to be said.
The race-long, three-way, tactical battle between Williams driver Nelson Piquet and the McLarens of Keke Rosberg and Alain Prost in 1986, however, is a far better race, and gains more from a longer highlights treatment.
A number of you asked why we did not include Rubens Barrichello's victory from 18th on the grid in 2000 or Lewis Hamilton's recovery from McLaren's strategic error in 2008. The answer is that these were among the choices last year.
Now, because Germany and Hungary are only a week apart this season, I also have to give you the choices for the Hungarian classic races edition - the videos for which will be published next week.
They are as follows:
1990 - Williams driver Thierry Boutsen withstood race-long pressure from a train of pursuers to take his final grand prix victory. McLaren's Ayrton Senna recovered from a poor start that left him sixth to move up to second by barging Benetton's Alessandro Nannini out of the way on lap 64 of 77. But the Brazilian did not employ the same tactics against Boutsen, a friend, and despite putting the Belgian under intense pressure had to settle for runners-up spot.
1992 - The day Nigel Mansell finally clinched the world title, and one of the few races that year not won by his all-conquering Williams team. The Englishman had utterly dominated the season and only had to finish second to clinch the title with five races still to go. He was overtaken by team-mate Riccardo Patrese at the start, also losing places to the McLarens of Senna and Gerhard Berger. He exchanged places with Berger a couple of times and then when Patrese spun off Mansell found himself in the second place he needed, and cruised to the finish.
1998 - One of the greatest drives of Michael Schumacher's career. On a three-stop strategy with his rivals at McLaren - Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard - on two, Schumacher famously had to make up "25 seconds in 19 laps", as he was told over the radio by technical director Ross Brawn, to win. He was helped by some major strategic errors by McLaren - who called in Hakkinen for a stop when the only way of preventing a Schumacher win by then would have been to stop Coulthard instead. But it was nevertheless a stunning drive by the German.
2007 - The race when Fernando Alonso's relationship with McLaren finally broke down for good - although that all happened before the race. That turned out to be a tense, strategic battle between Alonso's team-mate Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, which Hamilton won despite intense late pressure from the Finn.
2009 - Another Hamilton win, and the climax of one of the greatest fightbacks by a team in F1 history. When McLaren's 2009 car first appeared it was more than three seconds off the pace. But the team worked hard on developing it and by mid-summer on tracks with mainly slow corners - like Hungary - it was a competitive proposition. Hamilton, the reigning world champion, qualified fourth behind Alonso's Renault and the two Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber and was up to second behind the Spaniard by lap five. He took the lead when Alonso made his pit stop on lap 11 and dominated the race thereafter.
Quite a choice, I hope you'll agree, from an event that does not have the best of reputations for providing excitement. I look forward to reading your responses.