Motorsports Mondial

Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced Grand Prix driver of all time, has never raced in the Indy 500 before, but did win at Indy the 2002 US Grand Prix for Ferrari.

His helmet, however, once raced in the Indy 500 when old pal Tony Kanaan and “Rubinho” wore each other’s helmet livery during the Memorial Day weekend of racing.

While Rubinho’s helmet made the rounds at IMS, TK’s helmet was moving around Rascasse and Rivage and going through the tunnel in the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix.

Their friendship goes back to the days when they were kids and racing in karts. TK’s dad at one time worked on Rubinho’s karts.

Dragon slayer. There was a time when Sebastien Bourdais could do no wrong in Champ Car racing, apart from fighting with Paul Tracy. The Le Mans native achieved incredible success with Newman-Haas team before Nicolas Todt negotiated a deal and placed him at Toro Rosso.

Bourdais fell out of orbit with Red Bull’s satellite team and is now back in Indy Cars. Thanks to Peugeot he was also able to take part in his home town’s famous 24 hour race.

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F1 Weekly would like to thank our listener and ‘snapper’ Mike Greene for the lovely photographs.

 

— Nasir Hameed