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F1’s most infamous farce unfolded 15 years ago today. Dieter Rencken recalls how he witnessed events when 14 out of 20 drivers pulled out of the Untied States Grand Prix.
On this day in 2005 F1 plunged itself into controversy as only six cars took the start for the United States Grand Prix.
The political strife that has dogged the 2005 season behind the scenes finally boiled over onto the track, leaving the US Grand Prix an unedifying farce that may have caused terminal damage to F1’s reputation in the USA.