I was looking for a thread like this in the F1 section but was unable to locate one. So I'll just start it. Going over the first 2 races of 1984 I noticed this quirky side-note. In Brazil Jonathan Palmer did not qualify for the race, finishing 27th on the qualifying timesheets. Yet he got to race on Sunday as the ATS of Winkelhock was excluded due to a sporting reg. violation and subsequent eruption from Gunther Schmidt. In South Africa the non-qualifier, Thierry Boutsen, was called up for the race as well when Piercarlo Ghinzani had a big shunt during Sunday warmup and couldn't make the start. Please feel free to post your own little interesting factoids and findings.