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Indian Grand Prix: Six of the Best - Racetrack intrusions

It was a short-lived ruse, as the gearbox on the car gave way after just 10 laps, but Heyer had pulled off a stunt that would be inconceivable by today's standards.

The stewards finally figured out what had happened only after Heyer's retirement, and he was subsequently disqualified from what would prove to be his one and only grand prix.

Heyer's F1 career therefore ended with the statistical tongue-twisting legacy of one race entered, one DNQ, one race started (illegally), one retirement and one DSQ – but more importantly gave the grand prix archives their most iconic have-a-go-hero story.


Will Saunders
@formulawill



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