Remembering the reaction to Austria 2002

Remembering the reaction to Austria 2002

With the furore over Ferrari's 1-2 result in the German Grand Prix evoking memories of Austria '02, we thought we'd pull out Adam Cooper's column posted in the week following that infamous event

I've forgotten many of the races I've attended since Austria 2002, but that afternoon at the A1-Ring has stuck in my mind because it left such an unsatisfactory taste in the mouth – which is what happened in Germany yesterday.

There are differences, of course. At the time Ferrari was dominant and Michael Schumacher was well ahead in the world championship, as opposed to catching up as Alonso is now. And that particular weekend Rubens Barrichello had genuinely outpaced Michael, whereas Felipe didn't do that last weekend.

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