Often, Formula One can seem very complex and very heavy, weighing down on one’s mind with stories of industrial espionage and, well, role-playing. But sometimes the sport can throw up some unusual news items that can bring a smile to your face. Last year Nick Heidfeld became a proud father again, and earlier this year Pedro De La Rosa took time off to spend with his recently augmented family. And now today we have two funny little gems. Firstly, 58-year-old Flavio Briatore has set a date for his wedding to WonderBra model Elisabetta Gregoraci. The location is being kept a secret for now, but Briatore will recite his vows on June 14th, between the Canadian and French grands prix.
Also making me smile today is Willi Weber, manager of former world champion Michael Schumacher. Weber has made an awful lot of money out of the drivers he’s managed over the years, but now the German is said to be excited about making more than he ever has with Formula One. Apparently, Weber has invented a resealable can. You know, the things you buy Coca Cola in. Aluminium cans, that can be resealed. Personally, if I knew I wouldn’t be able to drink all the contents in one go, I just buy a 330ml bottle and be done with it. But according to Weber, there is a market for this.
I am convinced that in ten years everybody will be using it. Willi Weber.
The market is worth 250 billion cans per year, so only selling them at a penny a piece, if Weber can attract all the major drinks manufacturers, he’s surely in to make some change.
[Cue maniacal chuckle!] Someone give Weber a white cat to stroke before he starts planning on taking over the world.
With this I can make more money than I did with Schumacher in 15 years of formula one. Willi Weber.