The most famous race on the Formula 1 calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix, has had many memorable moments since first being staged in 1929. This year Toyota will be entering a team for the first time using a stock four cylinder Corolla model.
The Toyota team lead driver will be a thirty-two year old mother of two from Silver City, Utah, Betty Boswell, who recently hit two hundred miles an hour on her way home from grocery shopping when her accelerator stuck to the floor of her vehicle. Mrs. Boswell kept her wits about her throughout the terrifying ordeal, avoiding shoppers and passing numerous cars on the parking lot and expressway home including police interceptors.
While some fruit and vegetables were damaged in the incident nobody was injured.
Critics say Toyota has singled Boswell to be the star of their new Formula 1 team to put a positive spin on the recent recall of their vehicles for faulty gas pedals.
Tadashi Arashima, of Toyota Motor Europe has good confidence in their chances at in Monaco with Boswell at the wheel,"Without shopping carts, small children and dogs to distract her, Toyota should be the one to beat."