F1 in the news: Talladega Nights special edition

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This week in F1 in the news the NASCAR film Talladega Nights officially opens: We took a look at it last week but what is everyone else saying? (All links external)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyTalladega Nights reviews – Post-modern neo-existentialist joie de vivre or tedious clunker? The latter, actually. Stars Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, the latter as a gay French Formula One driver. Check out the reviews from The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and BBC Radio 5 Live’s Mark Kermode (audio, 3:56 – 9:58).

Ecclestone’s Formula One lifts profit 11% with record 19 races – Bloomberg on Formula One Administration Ltd’s USD $312.7m proift in 2005 following the buyout by CVC Capital Partners Ltd.

New appointments to F1 board – Meanwhile said new owners CVC appointed two new people to its board of directors. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Austrian CEO of Nestle, and Sir Martin Sorrell, British CEO of marketing agency WPP. (Source: Energy Efficient Motor Sport)

F1 priorities sideline academy plans for Karthikeyan – How popular is Narain Karthikeyan in his native India? So popular that stories are written about him even when he’s only testing a Williams.

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