Imperfect sporting moments

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Indianapolis 2005 pitlaneHaving picked up on The Daily Telegraph’s 50 Perfect Sporting Moments last week, and suggested a few F1 inclusions, I could hardly ignore today’s 50 Imperfect Sporting Moments.

This time just one F1 moment made the list. Any guesses?

It was Michael Schumacher taking out Damon Hill in in 1994 championship decide at Adelaide. Once again, I can conjure up a few memories that definitely belong on this list.

Schumacher alone has given us the 2006 Monaco qualifying scandal by parking it at Rascasse and that crazy finish to the British Grand Prix in 1998, where he won in the pits.

In 2002 the finishes at the A1-Ring and Indianapolis were rigged and ruined by Schumacher and team mate Rubens Barrichello.

There was Jerez 1997 when he hit Jacques Villeneuve – a double bill of infamy as Villeneuve was later involved in a horrible stage-managed finishi involving the two McLaren drivers.

There was another unedifying position-swap between the McLaren at the very next race, at Melbourne in 1998.

The two Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna crashes at Suzuka in 1989 and 1990 definitely rate.

In 1982 half the teams boycotted the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

And last, but certainly not least, the six-car ‘race’ at Indianapolis in 2005. Two farces in four years at that track. And they wonder why F1’s not catching on in the States?

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