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Last Updated: Sunday, 21 August 2005, 11:10 GMT 12:10 UK
Jordan overcome teething troubles
Tiago Monteiro (right) with team boss Colin Kolles
My boss, my dentist, my hero: Tiago (right) with Kolles
Organisers of F1's inaugural Turkish Grand Prix may have been expecting a few teething troubles, but not of the kind experienced by Tiago Monteiro.

The Jordan driver was hit by crippling toothache ahead of Sunday's race, throwing his participation into doubt.

But fortunately team boss Colin Kolles is a qualified dentist with his own surgery in Munich.

Portugal's Monteiro said: "He first took me to a local dentist in Istanbul who was really rough and caused me a lot of pain, so Colin said he'd deal with it himself.

"He treated the problem without using an anaesthetic and without hurting me."

Monteiro's only points so far this season came in June's farcical US Grand Prix, when he finished third after seven teams pulled out of the race.

He qualified in 14th position at Istanbul's new Otodrom circuit and finished the race in 15th.

Perhaps his tooth was giving him problems again when he shunted Juan Pablo Montoya from behind after being overtaken on the penultimate lap...




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