On this day in 1998, Mika Hakkinen won a controversial Australian Grand Prix. The was leading the race when he misinterpreted a call from the McLaren pitwall and pulled in, letting team mate David Coulthard into the lead. But the two laps from the end, the Scot slowed to allow Hakkinen through. It later emerged that the McLaren boys had agreed that whoever made it to the first corner ahead should win the race! The ploy was investigated by the World Motorsport Council which rules that "any future act prejudicial to the interests of competition should be severely punished". Teams orders were eventually banned in 2003.
Picture by Paul-Henri Cahier