Ask anyone to name some iconic moments from the Hungarian Grand Prix's 26-year history and alongside the great wins - like Nigel Mansell's charge through the field in 1989 or Jenson Button's maiden success in 2006 - they will inevitably suggest a fair few other incidents as well.
But nothing surpasses the truly bizarre stakes like Taki Inoue's assault by a safety car in 1995. In a rush to get a fire extinguisher to put out a blaze on his Arrows, the Japanese racer failed to spot the swift arrival of some four-wheeled assistance coming straight at him on the grass - and he was sent sprawling across the bonnet.
Coming in the same season that Inoue was lucky to escape injury at the Monaco GP when, while being towed back to the pits, he was tipped over by a course car being driven a bit too fast by Jean Ragnotti, Inoue would ultimately find that his brief Formula 1 career became remembered not for any on-track success but for a few seconds that are now etched in YouTube history.
At the time, such a state of affairs was probably not so easy to deal with - especially as his run in F1 came to an end before it had really begun - with a tally of zero points and a best finish of eighth (in the 1995 Italian GP) from his 18 starts.
To continue reading this feature, subscribe to Autosport Plus today.
Are you an Autosport magazine subscriber? Activate your online account
- Your Autosport Plus subscription includes:
- Unlimited access to Autosport's news - no monthly cap.
- Read the best motorsport features, analysis and opinion.
- Explore Forix, our comprehensive motorsport stats database.
- Choose from a monthly or yearly membership.