Another Conquest

Posted by Iannucci | 3/18/2008 | 10 comments »
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Send another free basket of goodies to the Conquest Racing team, this time in the name of Enrique Bernoldi.

The former Formula One driver will join Franck Perera for testing on the Sebring International Raceway circuit March 19-20, the team announced.

Bernoldi will drive the No. 36 Dallara/Honda/Firestone, beginning in the GAINSCO Auto Insurance Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Perera was named last month to drive the No. 34 car for the team that is transferring from the Champ Car World Series.

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That F1 experience includes 28 starts in 2001 and 2002 with a highest finish of 8th. And in case you were wondering, yes he's Brazilian.

This brings the official refugee total to eight. Is eight enough?


  1. Anonymous // March 18, 2008 9:03 AM  

    Thinking of a nickname for this one, wasn't Caruso's first name Enrique (Enrico)?

    'o sole mio...

  2. John in Speedway // March 18, 2008 9:31 AM  

    How about "Iglesias"??

  3. SS Minnow // March 18, 2008 9:33 AM  

    How about "Igor"? Fronkensteen's hump-backed assistant.

  4. Anonymous // March 18, 2008 10:35 AM  

    Nah, you're ALL wrong:

    It's Enrique "Suave" Bernoldi.

    (Think "Rico Suave")

    If Jeff takes it, remember you read it here first.

    If not, forget I ever said anything.


  5. // March 18, 2008 10:43 AM  

    I don't have a good explanation, but Enrique Bertinelli was my first instinct. David Coulthard once called him "idiot", but that's not very nice.

  6. Iannucci // March 18, 2008 10:46 AM  

    Unfortunately "David Coulthard once called him 'idiot"'" is probably too long for a nickname.

  7. Jennifer Coomer // March 18, 2008 11:38 AM  


    muuuuuu-hhhaaa hhhaaa haaa!

  8. Anonymous // March 18, 2008 12:25 PM  

    Bring it on the more the merrier!

  9. Anonymous // March 19, 2008 3:10 PM  

    There is going to be 8 Brazillion drivers in Indy Car this year? That's awesome!!! That's a lot more than the 18 we had last year, right? How many is a Brazillion anyway?

  10. Iannucci // March 20, 2008 8:59 AM  

    Unrelated to the comment, "AndHesOnIt" is one of the better usernames I've seen is a while. Very nice!