Originally Posted by rado
So why didn't the "astute witness" just ask the test driver if he was intentionally filling with E85? Even if the test driver didn't want to answer the question, it would likely be obvious from his reaction whether it was intentional or not.
We can only speculate, but, perhaps he did not want to embarrass the gentleman, or he just did not feel comfortable approaching a stranger, especially one driving a test car whom we all know would prefer to go about his business with the least amount of attention and drama.
Also, it is not clear to me from the account that the test driver didn't correct himself on his own before fueling up (or at least putting too much fuel in). Maybe the photographer started to walk over so as to keep the guy from "bricking his car" and before he could, the mistake was corrected.