What Is Your Favorite Single Season in Racing History?
Racing, like any sport, has its so-called “golden eras”. Times when the competition was greater than ever, the cars more iconic, and the drivers more heroic than the usual. Sometimes this can span many years, like with pre-war Grand Prix racing, or it could span a single season. Everyone, however, has that one season they look back upon the fondest.
I thought about this for a while, and in the end, I had to decide on 1988. The 1988 season, across almost all categories of racing, produced some truly incredible results. Most legendary of all, of course, was the Formula 1 season with the beginning of the epic Ayrton Senna/Alain Prost rivalry in the dominant McLaren MP4/4. To say that’s the only incredible season that year would be selling it far short, however. Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, Andy Wallace and Jaguar finally broke Porsche’s stranglehold on Le Mans; Lancia took the iconic Delta Integrale to a second consecutive World Rally Championship title with the help of Miki Biasion; and across the pond fan favorite NASCAR driver Bill Elliott took his first and only Winston Cup title.
Now let’s hear from you. What is your favorite single season in racing history?