Best features of 2012: Taki Inoue on his F1 career
Best features of 2012: Taki Inoue admits his brief and point-less F1 career was a nightmare, but in 2012 he became a Twitter cult hero. Jonathan Noble caught up with him
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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