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Six starters at 2005 United States GP in Michelin tyre nightmare

A contender for the most farcical race was the 2005 United States race at Indianapolis when Michelin failed to provide tyres which were safe to use and as a result every one of its supplied teams were forced to withdraw from the race. Toyota’s tyre blowouts in practice and qualifying flagged up the issue and despite a compromise of a temporary chicane being installed at turn 13 the FIA rejected the call which meant only the Bridgestone-shod cars officially started the race.

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