The shortest F1 careers in history

The shortest F1 careers in history

Most racing drivers dream of Formula 1. Not many get there - and some don't even last a lap when they do. STUART CODLING delves into the archives for some tales of woe

Most racing drivers grow up dreaming about Formula 1. Very few reach it, and of those, some fail to find a foothold and are gone almost as soon as they appeared.

Some of the shortest F1 careers haven't stretched beyond the opening lap. But, like other mileage-challenged soloists Josef Peters (1952 German Grand Prix, one lap), Bob Said (1959 US GP, half a lap) and Graham McRae (1973 British GP, half a lap), Marco Apicella enjoyed success in other fields, racing among the frontrunners in Super Formula and Super GT.

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