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Explanation: Although it often carries a 'self-induced error' connotation (i.e., "the idiot spun out at the first curve"), nothing in the text says he was "forced" off the track.
jacqueb Local time: 08:14 Specializes in field Native speaker of: French, English PRO pts in category: 8
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Explanation: Suitably neutral. jacqueb puts his finger on it. Who was it and when? Typically economical French but do we know how the car left the track? Forced, engine or driver error? English might want to express this idea more clearly to go with the "unfortunately". Only Professor Google of F1 history can say here maybe.
jonno Local time: 14:14 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4