I started following F1 in 1986. I was 9 years old.
I am a hardcore fan of F1 and regardless of all the new technical and sporting rules that have been applied I still love it.
But throughout all these years there were two eras that felt like no other.
The first was 89-92 which was the Senna / Prost / Mansell era
The second was the 98-00 which was Hakkinen / Schumi's era
Below is a clip from the 1989 Japanese qualifying attempt of Ayrton Senna. The look of the cars, the way it moved on the track, the insane sound of the screaming Honda V10 and Senna's commitment driving one hand to change gears in the corner and during breaking is just incredible.
Turn the volume up and blast your ears!
Ayrton Senna, Suzuka qualifying 1989 from Ian Anderson on Vimeo.