Video: F1’s other great punch-up

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s one of the most famous clips of F1 video – indeed, of any sport.

Nelson Piquet launched a barrage of punches at Eliseo Salazar after the backmarker took him out of the lead of the 1982 German Grand Prix.

But what I’d never seen before was an equally entertaining video of another F1 fight – from the very same year. Here it is.

This time it’s a pair of the sports lesser lights – Chico Serra and Raul Boesel – going at it in the pit lane at the Canadian Grand Prix. Serra claimed Boesel had blocked him during qualifying.

Advisory: The video below includes a highlights clip from that race which also includes some footage of the accident that killed Ricardo Paletti.

On the (unlikely) chance that you’ve never seen the Piquet-Salazar fight before, here’s the video:

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