The 800th world championship grand prix should've gone down in history because the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was Formula 1's first ever night race. Instead, it gained immortality as the scene of perhaps F1's biggest scandal - the race decided by a deliberate crash.
It took nearly a year for the truth to emerge, and at the end of the 2009 season Jonathan Noble - one of the journalists integral to breaking the story - wrote an article for F1 Racing reflecting on how the world learned that Nelson Piquet Jr's Singapore '08 crash really was a team strategy designed to help Fernando Alonso win:
Back in 2008, we had all pondered the conspiracy theories about Piquet's Singapore crash, but these were dismissed at the time as nothing more than that - conspiracies. Piquet denied it. Renault staff rubbished it. We moved on and forgot about it.