On June 24 1984, a jubilant Martin Brundle stood on the Detroit Grand Prix podium alongside Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis. Recently turned 25, he'd beaten the odds to secure a stunning second place in only the eighth start of his Formula 1 career with Tyrrell.
Just two weeks later, Brundle found himself in hospital after shattering his ankles when he crashed in practice in Dallas. He was still incapacitated when, a few weeks after that, his team was thrown out of the world championship, and all his results - the Detroit podium included - were expunged from the history books.
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