@KVRacing may have a 2 p.m. ET press conference, from Brazil, to announce something today. We have a sneakin’ suspicion it’ll be @rubarrichello joining the @IndyCar series after 19 seasons in Formula 1. Frankly, we’re stoked about the prospect. Rubens was all smiles at the @InfineonRaceway test last weekend and says he really likes driving the new DW12/Chevy combo. He’d be a huge shot in the arm for the sport, and would greatly help international interest in IndyCar.
We have some audio from @TonyKanaan’s tweetup and his TechTalk with Penske team manager Jon Bouslog to share with you soon, but today we want to post the press conference. The presser was held in Victory Circle so as many fans as possible could crowd in (over 1500 people attended the test).
@JRHildebrand, @RyanHunterReay and @12WillPower kicked it off, with @EJVISO, @rubarrichello and @Ryan_Briscoe joining in progress. The big laughter break in the middle was caused by bees attacking JR and RHR, and Viso ended the presser with a zinger. The audio is decent, but you might hear it better with headphones, and you may need to wait a bit for it to start…long file!