Sunday, October 16, 2005

Bizarre Incident at F1 Shanghai GP 2005

You can never say you've seen it all in F1 even if you're Murray Walker. This just tops it all for the 2005 season. Last race of a long season (19 races) at major economic potential China. Big accident? Major takeovers? Nope. Drain cover came off at a important corner. Yup, you've heard it right. Apparently turn 9's chicane consists of drain covers and one of them just decided to pop up and said hi to all the drivers. Biggest losers? Montoya who being the bull that he is, ran over the drain cover and burst his right front tyre. Btw, Michael Schumacher, 7-time world champion also spun out during the safety car period, day-dreaming about his upcoming holiday I guess.

And as it turns out, MS did manage to do the impossible: maintaining his 2-point lead over a much much faster Montoya. All because of a bloody drain cover. That's F1 for you.

I don't know about you but this is probably just yet another effect of rushed construction works in China, now brought live to the world audience. China, please don't cut any corners (literally or figuratively) in your push to be an economic power:))

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