Your classic grand prix
The 1985 European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, the scene of Nigel Mansell's maiden Formula 1 victory and the first of Alain Prost's four world championship wins, is our highlighted race for the latest edition of our classic grand prix series.
You can watch the full highlights programme for that race below, as well as edited highlights of all the choices - the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix, the 1982 US Grand Prix West, the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix and last year's Turkish Grand Prix, plus the full hour-long highlights programme of the latter broadcast on BBC Three last year.
The classic races will also be available in the UK on satellite and cable from 1500 BST on Wednesday 26 May until 1000 on Thursday 27 May and from 1830 BST on Thursday 27 May until 1000 on Friday 28 May. Unfortunately, because of a lack of bandwidth due to the French Open, there is no availability to show the races on Freeview.
If you are wondering why we have such an eclectic mix of races in the run-up to this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix, the reason is that the Istanbul race has only been on the calendar since 2005, and we used all the previous races there in this feature last year.
That being the case, we decided to feature some great races from tracks that no longer appear on the F1 calendar, and there are some corkers here.
As regular readers will know, we use your views from last week's blog to inform our choice as to which race to feature to whet appetites for more F1 in the run-up to the weekend's action.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Mansell's popular win, which came after five years of trying, was comfortably the most popular choice among respondents.
That race was not just about Mansell though. It featured some thrilling action from the 1980s heavyweights, Ayrton Senna, Keke Rosberg and Nelson Piquet among others, and in the background was the issue of Prost's first title, which was even longer overdue than Mansell's first win.
The Frenchman could have already been a three-time world champion even before the start of the 1985 season, but fate decreed otherwise, and he had to wait until this distinctly autumnal day to seal the deal.
Even then it was not easy. The McLaren dropped down to 14th on the first lap, and Prost had to fight his way back up through the field while avoiding risks.
Prost was aware that he needed only a minor points finish to end the hopes of his rival, Ferrari driver Michele Alboreto, but he also wanted to get the title out of the way with two races still to go.
It was a great, fascinating race. But the other choices here also fit that description.
Easily the next most popular choice was San Marino 1981, a race won by Piquet for the now defunct Brabham team - which was then owned by F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone - against the backdrop of a stunning drive by Ferrari's Gilles Villeneuve.
Starting from pole position, Villeneuve led the early stages at the superb Imola track but suffered for taking a brave decision to come in early for dry-weather tyres when the track began to dry out after a wet start.
The rain started again as he accelerated out of the pits, and the Canadian had to come straight back in again to fit wets, ending his hopes of a win but his fightback up to seventh place was certainly worth watching.
The other two races provide landmark moments from one of the most dramatic, topsy-turvy and tragic seasons in F1 history.
The 1982 US GP West was the third race of the great Niki Lauda's comeback with McLaren after two years in retirement.
He won it with a typically smooth and canny drive through the streets of Long Beach in California, pressuring the inexperienced Andrea de Cesaris into a mistake - a missed gear while lapping a back-marker - to take the lead and then cruising into the distance.
Villeneuve has another starring role in this race. He held back Keke Rosberg's faster Williams for a significant portion of the race and when he ran wide after reluctantly ceding position, he produced one of the greatest spin-turn recoveries you will ever see.
Take a look, too, at the double-width rear wing on Villeneuve's Ferrari. This was the Italian team's response to the British team's exploitation of the water-tanks rule.
But just as Piquet and Rosberg were excluded from first and second at the season-opening Brazilian GP for illegally running their cars light and topping up their essential fluids after the race, so Villeneuve was disqualified from his third place finish at Long Beach.
Two races later, Villeneuve was killed in a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix, and he was replaced in Ferrari number 27 by his close friend, the Frenchman Patrick Tambay.
But Tambay did not take part in our next selection, the Swiss race later that year, because he was suffering from a trapped nerve in his back and was in too much pain to drive at a time when F1 cars were renowned for their almost non-existent suspension.
Keke Rosberg overtakes Alain Prost in the 1982 Swiss GP
Indeed, there were no Ferraris in the race at all as Tambay was the team's sole entrant following the horrific career-ending crash suffered by Didier Pironi in Germany the previous month.
But that was not the only reason why this race was one of F1's great one-offs. Another was that it was not in fact held in Switzerland, where motor racing was then banned, but at the fabulous, sweeping Dijon-Prenois track in France. It was also the only win taken by Rosberg in what turned out to be his world championship year.
The early part of the race was dominated by the Renault turbo cars with the Brabhams, which had been one of the talking points of the summer after the team reintroduced refuelling to F1, unusually off the pace.
Renault looked set for a one-two, with Prost ahead of Rene Arnoux, a result which would have made Prost the favourite for the title. But as so often that summer, the yellow cars hit reliability problems in the closing laps.
First Arnoux retired with injection problems, then Prost hit trouble with a split skirt on his car and Rosberg was able to close him down and take the win.
The points he earned moved him ahead of Pironi, who had led the championship for a couple of months, and he held on to be crowned in Las Vegas at the end of the season.