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      02-22-2020, 10:29 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by MKSixer View Post
I've met my share of F1 drivers and they are pretty nice off the track for the most part. The coolest I've met is David Coulthard. Talk about a party animal and regular guy. Nico Rosberg isn't as fun. I'll just leave it there. Oh...Norbert Haug...he will grab the mike, hit the turntable and drive the party to a new level.

My best memories were meeting Niki Lauda and secondarily Ross Brawn.
I hung out and hiked with Finnish rally legend Markku Alen, in northern Finland several summers ago. Possibly the friendliest, jolliest fellow who ever drew breath, which is just what you'd expect of a Finn. We were both guests at a really remote cabin that belonged to my then-client. A couple of the other car-nut guests and I were scheming to get him behind the wheel of a hot modded Focus that belonged to one of them, for a bit of back road tomfoolery, but by the time we posed the idea to Markku we'd all been up too late and had too much sauna and beer and makkara. One of the "near misses" of my life.
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