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Old 25th May 2016, 04:55
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tdracer
 
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Originally Posted by OldCessna View Post
Funny how the PDVSA (State Petroleum Co.) managed to shunt $40m a year to Lotus F1 to pay for hire driver Paster (Crashtor Maldonado)

Im sure those funds would have been much appreciated elsewhere

Don't forget Milka Duno in Indy Cars. Probably not as much money as Crashtor, but no where near as competitive. Crashtor could actually run competitive times, he just had an unfortunate habit of falling off the track or running into other cars. Milka, well in short I think I was a better race driver than she was, and I was no where near being professional caliber. I watched a race at Watkins Glen in '09 - she was so far off the pace it would have embarrassed any normal professional race driver.
But she did look good out of uniform
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