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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

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October 22, 2013 10:44 PM

I knew Stephen Green (the track marshal who rugby-tackled Neil Horan at the 2003 British GP) through a motorsport forum at the time - everyone on there was proud of him. Off-topic, but the ex-F1 driver Cristiano da Matta had his career ended by hitting a deer during a ChampCar test - always sad when these things happen, though usually worse for the animal than the human.

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