What day is it in the Netherlands?

Posted by Iannucci | 2/17/2009 | 11 comments »
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Maybe something got lost in the English translation, but right now the Robert Doornbos site reads:

12 February 2009 - The future of Bobby D is bright. We are sorry that all Bobby D fans have to wait this long. But it is worthwhile.

Next tuesday 17 february, Bobby D's 2009 plans will be officially announced by his new team and via this website. Take care.
Hmmm. That would be today, right? Yup.

OK, let's see if there's anything to be found over at the site of his oft-rumored-to-be-future-employer, Newman/Haas/Lanigan. Over there we got big picture of Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson and everything featuring news from 2008. So, nothing there. I know it's tragic that Paul Newman died recently, but he wasn't the webmaster, was he?

Alrighty, how about Milka Duno's page, since Milkalicious keeps getting her name mentioned as part of this? Nope, no news there since 2008 ("Milka to appear on Pimpeando!") and the site still reads "Fastest girl in the American LeMans series". Maybe she's still waiting on certification of the election results from Venezuela before she proceeds.

Well, as you can see, there's nothing to report. Anyone wanna make up some stuff?


  1. The SpeedGeek // February 17, 2009 3:13 PM  

    I heard that EJ Viso caught a touch of the Bubonic Plague from Tomas Scheckter.

    While BASE jumping.

  2. Anonymous // February 17, 2009 3:46 PM  

    One of my colleagues referred to him as 'Bobby "The Silly Season Saver" Doornbos' this morning. LOL!

  3. John in Speedway // February 17, 2009 8:48 PM  

    Right now I'm pulling for Scheckter to land a sponsor and a team. And I'm hoping for a team that sells merchandise. My favorite combo would be Tomas and EJ at HVM. Then I would truly be a fan of the "bad boys". Lots of people hate both of those drivers, and that's what we need. Drama. I still remember when I was in Vegas two years ago in the Hilton sports book. I had to ask the bookie to put the race up on one of the big screens, but nonetheless, they had an IndyCar printout. I chose Sam, Tomas, and Scott Sharp. Scott qualified in the 1st or 2nd row if I remember correctly. Anyhow, Scheckter was like a 32:1 odds, and I knew he had won at Texas a few years prior. He was running strong until young Marco took him out, and Tomas proceeded to throw his gloves at Marco on the pursuing yellow. Great times. Exciting at the casino when I just saw my 32:1 odds go down the drain. But Sam won, and I ended up making $80 and had free drinks for 3 hours, so it was a great night.

  4. Anonymous // February 18, 2009 1:42 AM  

    I never liked Tomas since he came to America, got busted for hiring a prostitute, walked thru Homestead complex with his own umbrella girl, crashed Chevver's cars repeatedly, seemed petulant... He's a wanker whose time has come and gone, in my opinion. But as you wrote, having brash bad boys makes races interesting. I just don't like them wiping out drivers whom I care about!

  5. Migue // February 18, 2009 4:10 AM  

    Mad props for Tomas for fucking a prostitute and getting busted.

    But on a more serious note, this might be an interesting fact considering Roberto's situation right now.
    In 2006 he was to substitute for Christian Klien at RedBull. Klien was as good as fired before the Monaco GP and Roberto as good as moved up from testdriver to racedriver. A Dutch website, now called gpupdate.net, got the news from an inside sourche, presumably from within the management and posted the scoup. Turned out, RedBull wanted to announce the news themselves, and kept Klien in the car in response to the leaked news. Sure, Roberto replaced Klien for the last three races, but the plan was to have him racing in Monaco already.

    Now I'm not saying the same happened this time, afterall, Roberto changed management last year, but I wouldn't be suprised if it did.

  6. Migue // February 18, 2009 4:12 AM  

    Ooh I forgot to say but, that same website just reported reason for the delay in announcement are organizational, we can expect an announcement soon.

  7. Anonymous // February 18, 2009 7:19 AM  

    You've gotta like Tomas after his comments at Belle Isle two years ago:

    "Helio needs to think more about driving and less about dancing"


  8. Anonymous // February 18, 2009 7:45 AM  

    Doornbos is a fantastic driver and would be a great addition to the IRL paddock. He definitely will generate some excitement. It is concerning that he has missed his announcement date. Hopefully, these issues get worked out soon.

  9. Anonymous // February 18, 2009 9:43 AM  

    Migue: Tomas might have f*cked OTHER prostitutes, but the night he got busted... he was in the act of HIRING her to perform "services".

    You give "Mad Props" to him for getting BUSTED by the law? Also, hiring a woman, too dumb or destitute to elevate her safety (& $$$ earned) as a call girl should NOT earn one "Mad Props".

    Crash Wreckter had a Jaguar F1 test contract (& $$$) & he was Curb Crawlin' (as the Brits call it...)??? If he wanted to pay for it... for Christ sake UPGRADE & pay for the privacy of an agency.

  10. Anonymous // February 19, 2009 7:29 AM  

    Doornbos site says he is testing next week, hmmmmmmmmm

  11. Anonymous // February 19, 2009 9:33 PM  

    Uh..."Bobby D"??? Someone needs to help out this confused foreigner as far as which series he's looking to get a ride in.