31 Jul 2021

The story behind F1’s most iconic refuelling picture

What should have been a normal pitstop for Benetton rookie Verstappen turned into near disaster when petrol sprayed out of the refuelling hose and was ignited on a still hot car.

Captured live on television at the time, the drama of the moment has been further sealed by what is now a world-famous photograph of Benetton pit crew member…

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