GPl Archives 3 April 2013 Issue #65 - Page 48

During the 1983 South African Grand Prix, the Brabham-BMW team asked driver Riccardo Patrese to cede Nelson Piquet the race win if it ensured Piquet would win the driver’s championship. However, this didn’t prove to be necessary as Patrese won the race while Piquet clinched a third place, sufficient to secure him the championship. Fast-forward eight years and we come to the unhappy episode when two of the sport’s giants, McLaren’s Alain P were at daggers draw Marino Grand Prix the an arrangement which the last time they agre similar to the Coulthardagreement’ at Albert Pa McLaren. Senna and Prost were qualifying that whoeve