It’s very quiet in Franckland at the moment - by the way, wouldn’t that be the best theme park ever? The only bit of news doing the rounds is a rumour about a potential 2010 F1 drive with Renault. From what I can see the source is this interview [link no longer available], which was about the Singapore scandal, and doesn’t mention driving for the team at all. My French is not that great though, so perhaps I am wrong.
In much more important news, I had an email from a Sidepodcast listener in the US - Steve - who had been to see Franck in action at Petit Le Mans. The email goes something like this:
While at the track on Friday, the series hosts an autograph session with the drivers. I made my way over to the Peugeot table to get Franck’s signature. When I got up to the table, I asked Franck if he had heard of Christine from Sidepodcast.com. I don’t know if he had been hearing your name from other fans that day, or is a fan of the show himself, but he immediately looked up and with a smile said: “Yes, I know Christine…on the internet right?” The driver next to him (Lamy?) then immediately started teasing him.
As he was preparing to sign the Peugeot poster, I requested that he sign it to you. I’ve attached a photo of the poster showing where he wrote “To Christine, big kiss!”
Steve attached the picture, and then sent the original poster on to me which arrived just a few days ago. It’s awesome!
We’ve just moved house so I haven’t put it on the wall yet, but it will certainly go pride of place in our new abode. Thanks Steve, and of course Franck!