How to lose the United States Grand Prix foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 4:46p ET Go oval racing It didn’t work too well for Alberto Ascari at Indianapolis (back when the Indy 500 was a World Championship race) in 1952. ISC Archives via Getty Images RacingOne Push your car across the line Although it helped Jack Brabham win the World Championship at 1959 in Sebring, he didn't win the race. Catch fire Like Jackie Ickx’s car did after a hard crash at Watkins Glen in 1976. Fortunately, Ickx escaped with nothing more than a fractured right ankle. Flip out Like James Hunt almost did at the start of the race at Long Beach in 1977. Take flight Like Patrick Tambay did at the start of the race at Long Beach in 1979. Don't turn Like Riccardo Patrese at Detroit in 1982, where he began to turn in only to discover Guerrero's stationary Ensign and so locked up and hit the barrier. Collapse at the line Like Nigel Mansell did when he tried to push his Lotus across the line at Dallas in 1984. Blow a tire Like Ralf Schumacher did at Indianapolis in 2004. Bryn Williams/Crash.Net Take out the Styrofoam blocks Like Fernando Alonso did at Indianapolis in 2004. Choose Michelin Like most of the field did at Indianapolis in 2005 Bongarts/Getty Images Vladimir Rys Stand on two wheels Like Nick Heidfeld did in an opening-lap pileup at Indianapolis in 2006. Getty Images Clive Rose Pileup Like the field did at the start of the race at Indianapolis in 2006. AFP/Getty Images JEFF HAYNES Be green Like the Hondas of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello tried at Indianapolis in 2007.