Something I have been curious about for some time:
About 10 minutes after the 1994 San Marino GP was red-flagged (due to Senna’s crash), Erik Comas left the pit lane and drove at pretty much full speed until he reached the scene of the crash, at which point he was stopped by the marshals. The question is – what was going on here? Was his team completely oblivious to the fact that the race had been red flagged (had Comas pitted for repairs before the red flag?), or did they think that the race was about to re-start? Why wasn’t Comas stopped at the end of the pit lane?
It was an odd thing, I remember it pretty clearly. He ended up stopping in the middle of the track, just by the accident scene. It was a bizzare incident that kind of summed up the madness of the weekend.