If you were watching the Indian Grand Prix and listening closely to the pit-to-car radio, you may have heard an odd exchange from Lotus F1 to driver Kimi Raikkonen. The team’s trackside operations director, Alan Permane, was a little cross feeling that Raikkonen was making it difficult for teammate Romain Grosjean who was on fresher tires and clearly faster.
Just had the delightful experience of a guy trying to rob me w/ a fake gun while walking my dog. He didn’t, @IMPD_News quick to the call.
— JR Hildebrand (@JRHildebrand) October 29, 2013
As originally reported by FOX 59 News (Indianapolis, IN)
IndyCar driver J.R. Hildebrand knows a fake gun when he sees one.
Around 8 p.m. Monday, Indianapolis Metropolitan police were called in response to a report of an attempted armed robbery at 50th Street and Washington Boulevard. According to an incident report, they encountered Hildebrand, who said he was watching a video on his phone and walking his dog when a man approached him with a gun.
Hildebrand said the man walked up behind him and said, “Drop it! Give it to me!”
Nicky Hayden was naturally disappointed to have fallen to ninth place in the Japanese Grand Prix, having started on the front row of the grid at Twin Ring Motegi.
The Ducati Team rider’s third position in qualifying on Saturday marked his first front row start since the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. However, the American lost positions as soon as the race began at Motegi.
In just under one month’s time the atmospheric streets of Baku, the historic capital of Azerbaijan, will host the inaugural Baku World Challenge by Aztexnika. Today, a stellar grid of 30 FIA GT Series cars is announced, featuring some of the best teams and drivers currently competing on the international GT stage.
Get the full entry list here
With 20 cars entered in the Pro category and 30 in total, the Baku World Challenge by Aztexnika will display the one of the most competitive grids seen in GT sprint racing since the first season of the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010.