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Champ or chump?

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Hamir Thapar | Young writer


29 January 2022

Interlagos, November 25th, 2012. As the pack exits turn four, our man is facing the wrong way. Three corners ago he was champion elect: now nothing less than a Herculean comeback will deliver his hat-trick of F1 World Championships.

The ensuing charge through the field brings him back into contention, before a faulty radio and erroneous tyre choice intervene. Out of the running once more, the champion soldiers on, nursing a damaged exhaust and questionable aerodynamics to reclaim the seventh position and the six points he needs to retain the title.

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