Taki Inoue on his 'nightmare' F1 career

Taki Inoue on his 'nightmare' F1 career

Taki Inoue describes his Formula 1 career as a nightmare and, remembering the moments he is most famous for, it's hard to disagree with him. Jonathan Noble talked to the former driver for a brutally honest interview

Ask anyone to name some iconic moments from the Hungarian Grand Prix's 26-year history and alongside the great wins – like Nigel Mansell's charge through the field in 1989 or Jenson Button's maiden success in 2006 – they will inevitably suggest a fair few other incidents as well.

But nothing surpasses the truly bizarre stakes like Taki Inoue's assault by a safety car in 1995. In a rush to get a fire extinguisher to put out a blaze on his Arrows, the Japanese racer failed to spot the swift arrival of some four-wheeled assistance coming straight at him on the grass – and he was sent sprawling across the bonnet.

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