Q: Why did the Emperor Napoleon always keep his left arm inside his coat?
A: So that he could always check he had his can of Red Bull with him!
Why did Zidane head butt an Italian player in the last football World Cup?
Because the Italian had suggested he didn’t like the taste of Red Bull.
Why did the English burn Joan Of Arc?
Because they found out she was stockpiling cans of Red Bull from across the Channel.
Why was Marie Antoinette put to the Guillotine?
Because, the people of Paris never forgave her for saying, on hearing that they were dying of thirst: "If they have no more Red Bull, then give them Chateau Margeaux!"
What sparked the Student Riots in Paris in ’68?
News that Red Bull was banned from the Students’ bar.
Why did the Romans never manage to invade the tiny village in Gaul, inhabited by Obelix and Asterix?
Because the magic potion that gave them their strength was Red Bull.
Why did French engineers design Concorde?
So that they could save time flying to countries where Red Bull was on sale.
NB: Once rumours started that Red Bull would be on sale in France, they came up with the much slower Airbus as there was no longer a need to rush off to foreign countries in a hurry.
Why did General de Gaulle wear that funny peaked cap?
Because he always kept a tin of Red Bull underneath it.
A famous incorrect quotation: When French existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote his play ‘Huis Clos’ (‘No Exit,’) the most famous quote is often written as "Hell is other people." In fact, a few words are missing: it should read: "Hell is other people stealing your Red Bull."
Why did Sarkozy marry Carla Bruni (yes, apart from the obvious!)?
Because she would drive over from Italy to meet him with a car full of Red Bull. TORO ROSSO’S
And don’t forget Thursday night’s CHILLED THIRSTDAY party in the Energy Station in the Magny-Cours paddock
The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team kicks off the summer’s seven-race European stint by travelling to the Magny-Cours circuit ahead of next weekend’s French Grand Prix.
The French race has become one of Formula 1’s pe weiter >>
Magny Cours, Sunday 1st July 2007
Fernando Alonso MP4-22 06
Lewis Hamilton MP4-22 04
T-car MP4-22 05
Spare MP4-22 03
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished third in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours and took his eighth podium finish in the eighth race of the season. After 70 laps, weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, (Finish Position 13th, Start Position: 16th)
"The race was going quite well at the beginning and normally, with my longer strategy, I should have been able to jump some people. But, I'm not sure if my in laps weren't quick enough, or the pit stops weren't quick enough, but with both stops I didn't gain any advantage.
Towards the end of the weiter >>
FRENCH GRAND PRIX - RACE
Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz had a fruitless race in Magny-Cours today. Nico finished where he started in ninth, just outside of a points-scoring position, while Alex moved up the field by four places and concluded his Grand Prix in 14th place.
A chapter closes in Formula One’s history today as this afternoon’s race was the last to b weiter >>
2007 French Grand Prix Race Report
Adrian Sutil (car 20, F8-VII/04):
17th: 1:31:34.551 (+2 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:18.091
Christijan Albers (car 21, F8-VII/01):
DNF: Accident (Lap 28)
Fastest lap: 1:18.955
The Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team's disappointing French Grand Prix weekend came to a s weiter >>
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - SUNDAY 01/07/07
Scott Speed (STR2-04) Pos. DNF
"After the start I had a lot of graining on my front tyres because I think our front wing setting was not the best. This made the first fifteen laps very difficult, after which it improved until it was not too bad. I had no warning about the failure.
I just had to stop a weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing left Magny-Cours frustrated after a disappointing French Grand Prix saw Ralf Schumacher finish 10th while Jarno Trulli retired. Showers were threatened during the afternoon but the race started in cloudy and dry conditions, with track temperatures at 37°C. Jarno lined up 8th but as the field bunched up approaching the hairpin, he hit the rear of Heikki Kov weiter >>
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix de France 2007
1 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Winner
2 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari +2.4 secs
3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +32.1 secs
4 10 Robert Kubica BMW +41.7 secs
5 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW +48.8 secs
6 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault +52.2 secs
7 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Merced weiter >>
Magny Cours, Saturday 30th June 2007Fernando Alonso, MP4-22 06Lewis Hamilton, MP4-22 04T-car, MP4-22 05Spare, MP4-22 03
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow’s French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours from second on the grid. Fernando Alonso pitted after his first lap in the final part weiter >>
FRENCH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING
Qualifying for the French Grand Prix delivered another split result for the team as Nico Rosberg enjoyed a competitive afternoon while team mate, Alex Wurz, was left frustrated.
A confident performance enabled Nico to cruise into Q3 and secure 9th position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race, despite an el weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing enjoyed an encouraging qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours this afternoon with both Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli qualifying in the top half of the grid.
In Q1, both drivers bided their time before hitting the track with Jarno leaving the pits with 12 minutes remaining followed by Ralf two minutes later. In perfect conditions, w weiter >>
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - SATURDAY 30/06/07
NOT LAUGHING, BUT NOT SUICIDAL EITHER
Here in France, "la vache qui rit" is an institution. Less well known is Japan's own suicidal version, "la vache qui harakiri."
"I was definitely not expecting to repeat yesterday's performance. We like to ke weiter >>
A Red Bull Racing team of five people was narrowly beaten into second place on Friday night in a Rugby Scrum competition held in the Paddock Club, organised by the FFSA. So, how appropriate that today's anagram of Magny Cours is 'Scrum Agony'.
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 16th
"I had a problem with my car on my out lap, which the guys are looking into now. It' weiter >>
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix de France 2007
1 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.303 1:14.822 1:15.034
2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.805 1:14.795 1:15.104
3 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:14.872 1:14.828 1:15.257
4 10 Robert Kubica BMW 1:15.778 1:15.066 1:15.493
5 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:16.047 1:15.227 1:15.674 weiter >>
FRANCE GRAND-PRIX 2007 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2007
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.843
2 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:14.906 0.063
3 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:15.276 0.433
4 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:15.404 0.561
5 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.489 0.646
6 10 Robert Kubica BMW 1:15.535 0.692
Großer Preis von Frankreich - Training, Freitag - 29.06.07
Wetter: trocken, bewölkt, 19-20°C Luft, 30-32°C Asphalt
Im freien Training zum Großen Preis von Frankreich nahm Robert Kubica wieder seinen gewohnten Platz im BMW Sauber F1 Team ein und belegte die Plätze neun und zwölf. Nick Heidfeld war im ersten Training Siebter und hörte im zweiten vorze weiter >>
Magny Cours, Friday 29th June 2007Fernando Alonso, MP4-22 06Lewis Hamilton, MP4-22 04T-car, MP4-22 05Spare, MP4-22 03
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso finished today’s second free practice for the French Grand Prix in Magny-Cours in fourth and eighth positions respectiv weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing got preparations for the French Grand Prix underway in unseasonably chilly temperatures at Magny-Cours today. Under grey skies and with track temperatures at just 32°C, Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli waited around 30 minutes in first practice before setting their first lap times and enjoyed a trouble-free run until the final seconds.
As Jarno pu weiter >>
Who says you can't have a fun time in Magny Cours, we've been playing anagrams. Today's anagram of 'MAGNY COURS CIRCUIT' is…. RAINY GUCCI SCROTUM
DAVID COULTHARD, 1st Practice P5, 2nd Practice P6
"A normal Friday session today, evaluating tyres, chasing balance and getting the car set ahead of tomorrow. The times were promising, but I don't really get too e weiter >>
2007 FRENCH GRAND PRIX - FRIDAY 29/06/07
"You see Scott, I told you she would remember you from last year!"
"I am not sure exactly where we stand, as you don't know what the others are doing in terms of fuel load. Certainly we were on the low side when I did my quickest lap. The gearbox is definitely a step forwa weiter >>
FRENCH GRAND PRIX - FREE PRACTICE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2007
Today’s two free practice sessions for the final French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours ran smoothly as the AT&T Williams team carried out their preparations for qualifying and the race. Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz piloted the two FW29s, as Kazuki Nakajima concentrates on his GP2 com weiter >>
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix de France 2007
1 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.453
2 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:15.488 0.035
3 19 Scott Speed STR-Ferrari 1:15.773 0.320
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.780 0.327
5 18 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Ferrari 1:15.952 0.499
6 14 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:15.958 0.505
7 weiter >>
FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix de France 2007
1 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:15.382
2 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.447 0.065
3 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.154 0.772
4 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:16.214 0.832
5 14 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:16.268 0.886
6 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.277 0.895 weiter >>
Round eight of the 2007 FIA World Championship takes Formula One to rural France this weekend for the French Grand Prix on Sunday 1st July. The Circuit de Nevers, located in the country’s rural heartland 150 miles to the south of Paris in the upper Loire region, has been a staple on the calendar since 1991. This year’s race, the 57th to be held in France, will be the country’s la weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing returns to Europe this weekend following its North American double-header, with the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours. After Jarno Trulli scored his best result of the season with sixth place at Indianapolis last time out, the team is in a confident mood.
After the North American races, Jarno and Ralf Schumacher spent time testing the TF107 at Silv weiter >>
Whether it is driving a Formula 1 car at the limit, keeping up with the latest trends in fashion-conscious Barcelona or simply having fun with big boys' toys, Panasonic Toyota Racing third driver Franck Montagny approaches everything with his own brand of enthusiasm."I am happy with my life as it is, I am not going to change it," says the 29-year-old Frenchman, who is in his firs weiter >>
At last year's French GP, some of the original Pink Floyd band members were reunited to put on a concert at Magny Cours. Naturally, given that it was the legendary Pink Floyd, the evening was a great success.
So this year, the organisers have decided to stage another concert, but looking at the list of acts, there is a very strong French flavour to this year's line-up. O weiter >>
29, 30 June - 1 July 2007
In advance of this week's French Grand Prix, the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team has conducted Q&As with drivers Christijan Albers and Adrian Sutil.
Q&A with Christijan Albers
What are your impressions of Magny-Cours, where the French Grand Prix is held?
Some drivers don't l weiter >>
FRENCH GRAND PRIXVIEW
Okay, we admit it: our previews for the French GP for the past two years have caused some controversy with their attacks on the host nation. They became famous, or more accurately infamous. But now it's time to give "L'Hexagone" an easier ride. Could the Renault stickers on our car's engine covers have anything to do with this?
You bet weiter >>
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has returned to Europe following the North American fly-aways for the 2007 French Grand Prix on Sunday 1st July.
The team arrives in France with a 35 point lead in the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship, with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso lying in first and second positions in the Drivers’ standings with 58 and 48 points respectivel weiter >>
Großer Preis von Frankreich. 29. Juni - 01. Juli 2007 8. von 17 WM-Läufen
Nach zwei Rennen in nordamerikanischen Großstädten zieht die Formel 1 zur Saisonhalbzeit aufs Land: Am 1. Juli gastiert sie in Magny-Cours, am 8. Juli in Silverstone.
Die beiden zurückliegenden Rennen belegen: Auch die steilste Formkurve nützt nur bedingt, wenn man nic weiter >>
The football super star will pay a visit to the F1 world on Saturday 30th June during the French Grand Prix weekend.
The French Federation of Motor Sport (FFSA) is happy to announce that Zinedine Zidane will be the guest of honour at the French Grand Prix on 30th June this year.
The French people’s favourite sportsperson will experience the third f weiter >>
The French Motor Sports Federation, the organiser and promoter of the French Grand Prix, is delighted to announce the addition of a spectacular form of motor racing to the grand prix weekend programme on 29th/30th June and 1st July 2007.
Superkarts will be on the track at Magny-Cours during the French Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend.
The FFSA, the organiser of the weiter >>
MICHELIN Report: Großer Preis von Frankreich11. Lauf zur Formel 1-Weltmeisterschaft:Ausdauernde Michelin Reifen ermöglichen Alonsos PodestplatzStimmen zum Rennen Statistisches
Im glühend heißen Magny-Cours behielten die Top-Stars der weiter >>
Magny Cours, France, Sunday 16th July 2006 Kimi Raikkonen, MP4-21 02 Pedro de la Rosa, MP4-21 07 T-car (Kimi), MP4-21 06
Team McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in today's 70-lap French Grand Prix. In only his first race for over a year Pedro de la Rosa pu weiter >>
2006 French Grand Prix - Race Report
Christijan Albers delivered his and MF1 Racing's most competitive performance of the season at the French Grand Prix today. Despite encountering transmission problems on his first pit stop, Albers maintained strong pace to bring home his M16 in 15th position. weiter >>
*Scott once said it would be cool to change his middle name from Andrew to Max. Today he really was Max Speed, bravely fighting his way to the flag in a race he was not expected to finish because of severe back pain. Tonio also delivered a "Maximum" performance, doing his weiter >>
SUNDAY 16 JULY, 2006Magny-Cours, (FR) 4.411km / 2.741 milesSunny, 34-36°C air, 48-57°C track
1 M Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1 1:17.111, lap 462 F Alonso Renault F1 (M) 3 1:17.770, lap 233 F Massa Ferrari (B) 2 1:17.141, lap 1814 N Rosberg WilliamsF1 (B) 19 1:18.796, lap 62 (13 weiter >>
Sunday 16 July 2006
Panasonic Toyota Racing has recorded its second consecutive fourth-place finish after Ralf Schumacher took five points at today's French Grand Prix. Running on a two-stop strategy Ralf battled strongly throughout. He narrowly missed out on the podium despite losing tim weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, "That was pretty much the worst result we could get, having started from ninth on the grid. It's very disappointing. We're just the vultures of the paddock at the moment, picking up points when other people fall out. I enjoyed driving this weekend, weiter >>
1 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Winner
2 1 Fernando Alonso Renault +10.1 secs
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari +22.5 secs
4 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota +27.2 secs
5 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes +33.0 secs
6 2 Giancarlo Fisichella R weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing will line up with two drivers in the top five of the grid for tomorrow's French Grand Prix after today's hour of qualifying at Magny-Cours. On a hot and sunny day at the Circuit de Nevers the track temperature exceeded 50 degrees Celsius and Toyota displayed suitably scorching pace. Both dri weiter >>
LET'S PARLER FRANGLAIS
Le Scot est over la lune to etre in top dix (The Scot is over the moon to be in the top ten)
Demain l'Autruche will deliver le coup de grace dans la race (Tomorrow the Austrian will drive a lawn mower in the race)
Chef de kip thinks this was un joli bon try de la part des deux (The team boss thinks this was a jolly good try by weiter >>
Wetter: trocken und sonnig, 30-35°C Luft, 41-55°C Asphalt
Die BMW Sauber F1 Team Piloten Nick Heidfeld und Jacques Villeneuve kamen im Qualifying zum Großen Preis von Frankreich in Magny-Cours nicht über die Plätze zwölf und 18 hinaus.
BMW Sauber F1.06-02/BMW P86
Qualifying: 12., 1.16,294 min (3. Training: 2., weiter >>
SATURDAY 15 JULY 2006Magny-Cours, (FR) 4.411km / 2.741 milesSunny, 33-36°C air, 51-56°C track
1 M Schumacher Ferrari (B) - - 1:15.4932 F Massa Ferrari (B) - - 1:15.5103 F Alonso Renault F1 (M) - - 1:15.7859 N Rosberg WilliamsF1 (B) 1:16.534 ( weiter >>
*One car in P15, the other P17 - if Gerhard Berger was here he'd probably say 'this is pretty much where we are at the moment," so today's result is nothing to write home about.
Scott Speed: "Qualifying did not go too well, because we were unable to get the weiter >>
Saturday July 15th, 2006
Christijan Albers extended Midland F1 Racing's recent string of encouraging performances by once again piloting his M16 into the second qualifying session for the France Grand Prix, the first time an MF1 driver has accomplished the feat on consecutive race weekends.
D weiter >>