It's not terribly uncommon for famous people to insure a body part (or, ya know, a pair of 'em) that's necessary for them to continue moving forward with their career. For instance, we have no qualms whatsoever with Heidi Klum's policy that insures her priceless legs for $2.2 million. On the other hand, we're not so sure Michael Flatley's kickers are worth their reported $39 million policy.
Surprising few in their announcement, Renault has named Heikki Kovalainen to fill the soon-to-be-vacated seat of F1 world champion Fernando Alonso, who is leaving the team to race for McLaren in 2007. Renault team boss Flavio Briatore was quoted as saying, "We are not losing a driver who has won the world title - we are starting a new story with a future champion." Actually it's a bit of both.