In the round-up: R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen will drive a NASCAR Truck for the first time next month.
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“R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen, who has raced a partial schedule in the World Rally Championship since leaving Formula One after the 2009 season, will be a team mate to Busch, who won the 2010 Truck Series’ owners’ championship in his team’s first season, at R?â?ñikk?â?Ânen’s debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20.”
“The 2011 race attracted 298,000 paying fans to the circuit, 111,000 for the race on Sunday, meaning losses are expected be similar to the A$49.2 ($49.5 million) of last year.”
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“Me and Nicolas after his race. I couldn’t be happier for him, worth every bit of my trip back. Hope you’re all well.”
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Comment of the day
Barrichello?óÔé¼Ôäós lid isn?óÔé¼Ôäót getting much love here, but it got my vote.
I have always preferred very simple designs, and his looks clean and uncluttered. I understand that modern sponsorship demands make this look hard to accomplish, but to my eye, most helmets these day are too busy-looking.
I always paint my own motorcycle helmets (good thing I like simple!), and I may even do a variation of his design on my next one. High praise indeed, I know :)
From the forum
Ned Flanders has started an amusing thread on F1 poetry. I must submit an effort of my own…
Happy birthday to JT19!
On this day in F1
Fifty years ago today the 1961 Pau Grand Prix, a non-championship race run to F1 rules, was won by Jim Clark.
The Lotus driver finished a minute and a half ahead of Jo Bonnier in another Lotus, with Lorenzo Bandini third in a Maserati.