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The Milan Bar Fight Is Not The First Time Eddie Irvine Has Been Punched In The Face...

The Milan Bar Fight Is Not The First Time Eddie Irvine Has Been Punched In The Face...
By Conor Neville Updated

The Milan bar fight with Gabrielle Moratti is not the first time Irvine has been boxed in the face.

After his first ever Formula One race in Japan in 1993, Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna marched down from the McLaren pit to the Jordan garage and proceeded to punch Eddie in the face.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ajeg2KnyXA

Senna was enraged after Irvine, who had sensationally finished 6th in his first ever Grand Prix, even more sensationally unlapped himself towards the end of the race. Senna was leading the race and Irvine, who was trying to overtake Damon Hill at the time, pulled out of the way to let the Brazilian pass. However, Fast Eddie was annoyed at Senna's tardiness in getting by Hill and, worried that Hill was getting away from him, unlapped Senna and the leader was held up behind Irvine and Hill for more than a lap.

Senna eventually won the race but even that couldn't cool him down, and straight after the podium celebrations, he burst into the Jordan garage and had a blazing row with Irvine which can be heard above. The confrontation ended with Senna taking a swing for Irvine.

Another bust-up this week, where hopefully the Ulsterman got in more digs, has seen him receive a six month sentence from an Italian court. The Bangor bad boy could have done with Pamela Anderson as a character witness. She broke up with Eddie because he was "just too nice." Read more about this in this fantastic interview with Eddie by Ewan McKenna.

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