If not for the tragedies you could essentially nominate much of the 1981 and 1982 seasons.
Early 1981 had classic moments with rules changing and the FISA-FOCA bickering, especially related to Brabham's active suspension. After a lot of confusion there was at least one event where the teams were trying to jury rig similar copycats and cars were going around with random corners sticking up in the air.
There was also Reutemann and Arnoux conspicously ignoring team orders to give up wins at Brazil 81 and France 82 and the half grid/Ferrari controversy at Imola 82, Ferrari's double wing at Long Beach, Brazil 82 disqualifications with the water weight, etc.
Edited by John B, 04 March 2013 - 21:52.