F1 in the news

In the F1 news this week: Banned fags, Dubai drags and did you know that pork is the other white meat?

Juan Pablo Montoya, Adrian Newey, Nurburgring, 2006Former F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya starts second in Friday’s ARCA race at Talladega – In a real-life take on Talladega Nights foreigner Juan Pablo Montoya has switched from the ‘high-falutin’ world of F1 to the ‘good ol’ boys’ of NASCAR. He qualified second for his first ever ARCA (NASCAR-sanctioned) race.

Bobby Gerhart took the ‘Pork Pole’, 0.009s ahead of Montoya. The ‘Food World 250′ race alse featured the “Pork: The Other White Meat” Ford entry, a “Mighty Ezy Cleaner & Degreaser” Chevrolet and an “Anti Monkey Butt Powder” Chevrolet. (Source: San Jose Mercury)

Australia bans tobacco adverts at Formula One Grand Prix – More and more countries are banning cigarette advertising in sports. The latest to fall into line is Australia, according to Bloomberg.

Dubai echoes to ear-splitting howls of Formula One – Kimi Raikkonen tears up Dubai in his McLaren. (Source: Easier Travel News)

F1-inspired Megane now even hotter4car look at Renault’s latest attempt to leverage car sale soff the back of their Formula One successes. Their new special edition Megane is dubbed the (deep breath) “Renault Megane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26″. It succeeds the “Renault Megane Renaultsport 225 ‘Renault F1 Team’” and improves on it by exactly five horsepower. And some people wonder why Fernando Alonso is off to Mercedes…

Synchronised winning – Coinciding with the Chinese Grand Prix, The Observer took a look at the lengths China is going to dominated international sport – especially the Olympics.

F1′s McLaren to pit technology wits in boardrooms – The F1 team’s subsidiary McLaren Applied Technologies has teamed up with start up SmithBayes to sell software designed to help executives make strategic decisions. It’s a world away from the other white meat, isn’t it?

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