Formula One press releases are often dry, corporate affairs; mere PR-speak soundbites from the drivers and perhaps the odd key team member. But not at Torro Rosso. Like ’em or loathe ’em, the Italian squad’s pre-race ‘statements’ to the media are, if nothing else, a change from the norm.
In fact they’re not statements at all, but rather a continuing cartoon strip featuring the exploits of the team’s race drivers, Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, and – until his switch to Hispania – reserve Daniel Ricciardo. They’re so out of the ordinary that we’re making a point of running every one for the remainder of the season on Badger. Here’s the latest chapter, where young Ricciardo’s switch to the Spanish backmarkers is the focus of attention. Prepare to get emotional.