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. In the latest chapter, Seb and Jaime get some new housemates following the departure of Hispania-bound Dan.