Typical brilliant, Dry Aussie' Wit from NBC Sports Network lead announcer Leigh Diffey, noting how Fernando's been A-L-L over the world, done everything Mate, but did you ever think you'd hear Welcome to Alabama...
Yeah, I know some will say it's not a big deal; Yada-yada-yada, and that I'm easily swayed, but; the more I get to hear Fernando's exuberance over his truly unique opportunity to race in this year's Indianapolis 500, the more I'm really, really intrigued over the whole Fernando Coming to Americre' project.
Even better yet, the depth of access us 'lil people, the Fans are being given to Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 experience is GURR-REAT!
Case in point, albeit it's pretty long, over 20mins or more Me Thinks, since my screen saver kicked in about two-thirds thru. But how FREAKIN' COOL! To get to watch; Err listen to the entire Fernando Alonso Alabama IndyCar Press Conference via Racer magazine posting the video of the live conference, which I highly recommend watching!
The Funniest part of the whole affair was Fernando's wry humour over Nobody talks in Formula 1 regarding the drivers! Along with his good natured Dig at past Formula 1 competitor Juan Pablo Montoya being at the front?
Also from the press conference, I learned that Fernando's Driving Coach will be none other than Gil de Ferran, who's got deep links with Honda, having once been their Formula 1 team's Sporting Director. Not to mention that the 2003 Indy 500 winner certainly knows his way round Mother Speedway.
While I also came away very impressed by Zack Brown, who I've never been a believer of before, as he sounded very frank, honest and what I really enjoyed was how he seems to not forget anybody, making sure to mention McLaren Honda rookie F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne when talking about the McLaren Honda team.
as I find this level ofAttenzione 'O Detail quite refreshing. Even if it's a page out of el Capitano's' (Roger Penske) playbook; he seems way more open than his predecessor...