Ever since flat-bottomed cars became part of the Formula 1 regulations in 1994, the sport has almost completely lost a magical and spectacular ingredient: sparks shooting from underneath the cars as they bottomed out on the circuit.
This weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix is the one time each year that this phenomenon returns, by dint of the extreme bumpiness of the track circuit and the race being held at night. Sadly, the phenomenon is nowhere near as spectacular as in its heyday.
Let’s revisit some of the best ‘spark shots’ ever caught on camera:
Pretty cool, eh!