The thing is, I can remember wacky races, won by the 3rd or even 4th best car that year (eg Japan and Singapore 2008, Hungary 2006). But are those cars really crappy? The Renault was pretty competitive at the end of 2008, after the Spa upgrade, and the 2006 Honda actually looked like a contender at the beginning of the season, while Button's end of season was superb. In 99, mac, ferrari, jordansand perhaps williams were faster than the Stewart, but Rubens still got 3 podiums that year. Gilles' wins in 1981 could qualify, though. Just for laughs, my contribution is...
1988 Italian GP. The only non-McLaren win that year.
I am not amazed by F1 cars in Monaco. I want to see them driving in the A8 highway: Variable radius corners, negative banking, and extreme narrowings that Tilke has never dreamed off. Oh, yes, and "beautiful" weather tops it all.
"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." Niels Bohr