I thought Gerhard Berger winning at Hockenheim in 1997 was interesting. Sure he ran well there, nearly winning there the year before in the Benetton, but I also wondered how much missing the three previous races reset/recharged him.
Ha-ha, I remember Berger told how nobody wanted to see him back at Benetton after Wurz replaced him. So everybody acting like "you should have stayed home". So he puts the car on pole, does the fastest lap and wins the race. Suddenly everyone loves him again and they are ecstatic that he is with the team