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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 13:54

2013 was the year with fewest withdraws in F1. But there were other times in GP Racing since 1906, times in which many cars do not run the full distance. Can you tell me the craziest reasons for withdrawing from a GP race?



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#2 f1steveuk

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 14:39

I think this has been done before? If you mean "withdrawing" from a Grand Prix, I would nominate Jacques Laffite, who mistook anti mist spray for his eye drops, and then couldn't compete.

 

If you mean retirements from a Grand Prix, I can think of a couple of drivers who simply switched off the ignition by mistake, and couldn't work out what was wrong!



#3 HistoryFan

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 15:31

I mean retirements.



#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 16:09

I think this has been done before?


Covered to a certain extent in this thread:
 

Unusual problems

 

but of course not every unusual problem led to a retirement.



#5 HistoryFan

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 16:55

Tank you



#6 Rob G

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 18:20

My favorite one happened at an Indy 500, rather than a Grand Prix. In 1920, Jean Porporato's Gregoire was retired. The reason listed: "Car fell apart". Ahh, they don't make 'em like they used to.