The Weird World of Motorsport (August 1)

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A wry look at some of the stranger tales from the world of motorsport.

This week we bring you news of NASCAR's off-track collision, Kamui Kobayashi's troubled trousers, and Christian Horner's date with a Cobra. But we start with...

Formula One to get the Disney treatment?

Think F1 is getting a bit Mickey Mouse thanks to DRS and double points? Then you’ll surely agree with Forbes, who’ve suggested Disney should purchase the series when CVC sells its stake next year. It’s a serious piece, of course, but references to Mickey, Goofy and dwarfs are inevitable.

READ MOREWhy It Would Make Sense For Disney To Buy F1 (Forbes)

Kamui's trouser troubles

With F1 on its summer break Kamui Kobayashi is back in Japan getting some media work done. Unfortunately it would seem the Caterham man is suffering from driving for free this year, as judging by the sorry state of his jeans (below) he can't even afford a new pair of trousers. Life is tough at the back of the grid.


Plane Stupid

Crashes are par for the course in NASCAR, but they need to keep the collisions on the race track from now on. Two team planes had a coming together on Sunday night after returning from the series' Indianapolis event, but fortunately there were no injuries. 

READ MORESHR, JGR planes in minor collision after Brickyard 400 (USA Today)

Halliwell gets the Horner

After popping up on the Monaco grid year after year, Geri Halliwell is finally dating an F1 superstar - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Naturally this is very interesting to the Express, who followed the pair as they went for dinner in London. That said when you drive around in a blood-red AC Cobra with a Spice Girl in the passenger seat people are bound to stop and stare.

READ MOREGeri Halliwell and beau Christian Horner go for a spin (The Express Online)

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