Monday, December 6, 2010

Interesting Facts #28: Alan Jones

In 1977, Australian Allan Jones scored a surprise victory in the Austrian Grand Prix.

His win was so unexpected that officials did not have the Australian national anthem to play.

Initially officials were going to play the Austrian anthem but then realised that Australia and Austria were not the same country.

They overcame not having the Australian anthem by having a local drunk play "Happy Birthday to You" on a trumpet through the PA system.

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