It was a welcome diversion from the spy scandal - and a strong contender for the most bizarre story of the year. Ten years, nine months and 27 days ago, Jarno Trulli was robbed of victory in the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.
Ralph Firman had collided with Soheil Ayari on the last lap, blocking the track and bringing out the red flags. They flew a second before Trulli (below) was about to take the chequered flag for victory - handing the win on countback to in-the-wall Firman. A devastated Trulli was classified third behind Max Angelelli.
But now, 564 weeks later, Macau's organisers would like to make it up to him. Trulli has been invited to return to the former Portuguese enclave to celebrate a moral victory in the 1996 Macau GP. A total of 3952 days might have passed since then, but finally he gets some consolation!
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