Piece followed by reader response – Autoport – November 23, 2000

Pit Bull

November 16, 2000

Pit Bul was wandering around Tesco the other day (the AUTOSPORT canteen having run out of it’s usual brand of quality comestibles) when he spied a book on Mindpower. Closer examination showed that there was a chapter about Formula 1. Apparently, Uri Geller was in the Tyrell pits a few years back, when he bent a chrome spanner before the eyes of an astonished crew, allegedly utilising sheer force of mind.

The pit boys put the mutilated spanner in a vice, but try as they might, they could not bend it back again. As a party trick, it is even more undetectable than traction control. However, most people in this office claim this was untrue. If you were there to witness this supernatural act, let us know, either by email, fax, letter or telepathy.

Response to the above piece in Autosport
November 23, 2000

A reader hs written in the following : “It has just been pointed out to me that you’re after the members of the Tyrell team that saw the famous Uri Geller spanner bending at Silverstone 1998. I was about one metre away from Uri when he bent the spanner. The spanner came straight from one of the mechanic’s cabinets and Uri had no way of having touched or even seen the apnner before he made it ‘droop’ over to one side.

“He was invited to the race by Ricardo Rosset, but unfortunately for us, Uri was unable to work any ystic wonders for him that day, or come to think of it, any other race that year.”


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