The next time Jean Alesi needs to get somewhere in Germany, he may have to be driven by someone else after the former F1 driver was busted for speeding on his way from France to the Nürburgring.
New racing series are popping up all the time in different locations around the world. So what makes the new i1 Super Series special? Somehow, the organizers have managed to attract an enviable roster of former F1 drivers to participate.
Formula 1 drivers are always looking for a new challenge. It's part of their character, and it's what's brought former champions out of retirement and sent former grand prix pilots in search of new series to conquer. That last bit has sent big names to series as varied as DTM and the Andros Trophy, but few forms of motor racing hold the kind of new challenge that oval speedways can provide. When you're used to twisting road courses and street circuits, America's banked turns require a whole new
1991 Scuderia Ferrari 642, ex-Jean Alesi – Click above for image gallery
Jean Alesi at Fiorano testing an AF Corse Ferrari F430 GTC – Click above for high-res image gallery