THE ASTON MARTIN Formula One team were showered with TOILET WATER after a leak in their garage ceiling during Saturday’s qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP.
Mechanics were forced to run for cover as the liquid began to seep through from the toilet block above.
Staff were subject to plenty of jokes and sniggering from rival teams but there was no suggestion of foul play amid the toilet humour.
Aston drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll had an equally s****y qualifying as they finished in 17th and 18th respectively.
Canadian Stroll did well to battle to 11th in Sunday’s final race while German Vettel moved up just one spot to finish 16th.
But the main focus of the day was on the furious battle for the championship between British legend Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Mercedes ace Hamilton won Sunday’s thriller to go level on points with Verstappen and set up a title decider in the final race in Abu Dhabi.
Hamilton narrowly avoided disaster after his Red Bull foe braked suddenly when allowing him to retake position.
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It saw the pair collide before the Mercedes driver managed to overtake a few laps later.
The Dutchman was ordered to let Hamilton pass after he cut him up to avoid being overtaken – once again nearly causing a crash.
And the Brit took aim at his bitter rival after the chequered flag.
Hamilton said: “I don’t think I’ve changed the way I race. I think we’re seeing multiple incidents this year.
“Even with Brazil we’re supposed to do our racing on track in between the white lines and the rules haven’t been clear from the stewards, that those things have been allowed, so that’s continued.
“From my understanding, I know I can’t overtake someone and go off track and then keep the position.
“But I think that’s well known between all us drivers but it doesn’t apply to one of us, I guess.”
‘I HAD TO TRY TO KEEP MY COOL’
Hamilton also suggested Verstappen is among the Formula One stars that drives over the limit.
He added: “For me I really had to try and keep my cool out there which was really difficult to do.
“I have raced a lot of drivers through my life in 28 years and I have come across a lot of different characters.
“There’s a few at the top which are over the limit, rules don’t apply or don’t think of the rules.
“I just try to do my talking on the track and keep the car between the white lines and do it the right way.
“There were so many crazy curb walls and then he obviously brake tested I think to try and get the DRS into the last corner to overtake me again going into turn one.
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“Does Max fall into that category…He is over the limit for sure.
“I have avoided collisions on so many occasions with the guy and I don’t know in his mind being the one who does that.
“But you fight to live another day which I did.”