The 2002 Formula 1 world championship got off to a flying start – quite literally – at the Albert Park Circuit in Australia following a dramatic first corner crash.
Rubens Barrichello had secured pole position for Ferrari on Saturday afternoon, with team-mate Michael Schumacher and the German’s brother Ralf – racing for Williams – rounding out the top three.
The cars assembled on the grid, the lights went out and the season got underway. Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher made strong starts and pulled ever so slightly clear of the field on the run to turn one. With the inside line covered, the Williams driver took to the outside.
However, Barrichello swiftly moved across the track...
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