On This Day In F1 - Nothing Happened Because It's Christmas

On This Day In F1 - Nothing Happened Because It's Christmas

A look back at what happened on 25 December in Formula 1 history. Except nothing happened. It's Christmas for crying out loud! Go and enjoy yourself and stop looking at F1 things!

1989 Non-Existent Grand Prix
The non-existent Grand Prix of 1989 was won by nobody because it was held on Christmas Day and didn’t actually happen. This race is famous for being the only grand prix in history where there were no finishers - a situation made possible by the fact there were no starters BECAUSE IT WAS CHRISTMAS!

News
On this day in 2017, Jolyon Palmer enjoyed a traditional Christmas Dinner with his family. “This turkey is a bit dry and someone has taken all the Brussels Sprouts”, he quipped. “Karma”, replied a grinning Fernando Alonso, who had inexplicably been invited around to the Palmer household for Christmas that year.

Birthdays
F1 drivers Giancarlo Baghetti (born 1934) and Wilson Fittipaldi (born 1943) enjoyed their birthdays on Christmas Day. This bit is actually true.

Merry Christmas everyone!