A contentious win and a tyre war - F1's 700th GP
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A contentious win and a tyre war - F1's 700th GP

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F1's 700th GP took place in Brazil in 2003 - and what a race it was. A wet event managed to expose a regulation flaw, earn Fisichella a contentious first win and remind fans that Ferrari had no answer to McLaren's form

The first paragraphs of Mark Hughes' 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix race report for Autosport summarises the chaos that surrounded F1's 700th world championship race, which had the wrong winner for five days and provoked a public spat over a cost-saving regulation that exposed one of the worst sides of F1.

An epic race, drama all the way, a surprise around every turn. Yes, it was all those, but Formula 1 had a lucky escape at Interlagos on Sunday.

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