1. 1984: Senna's coming out party.
Alain Prost was on pole for the 1984 race, and Senna had qualified 19th for the lowly Toleman team in his rookie year, but shortly before the race, the skies opened up. In horrendous conditions, multiple world champions couldn't control their cars, but Senna drove flawlessly, at one point continuously lapping four seconds faster than Prost. By the time the rookie was up to second, Prost protested, parking his car in the front straight, insisting it was too dangerous to race. Officials agreed and called the race, giving Prost the win instead of Senna, but Senna's reputation as a superstar was firmly established that day.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. His first video game included the Monaco street circuit, and he "drove" it relentlessly back when Senna was doing the real thing.