Friday, June 27, 2008

Jean Girard dominates... with Minardi?

I was watching Talladega Nights this afternoon. There's that part where they show Jean Girard in his F1 car. I got to wondering what team he was driving for. I mean, what footage are they showing there? After much analysis of the badly pixelated screen shots and the aid of formula1.com, here is my best guess:

2004 Minardi?














On second thought, that front wing doesn't look right...

1 comment:

Alshain said...

It looks like you're correct!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415306/trivia
"Jean Girard is said to have dominated the Formula One circuit, followed by a clip of the sport. The black F1 car which is supposed to be Jean is Gianmaria Bruni's Minardi Cosworth PS04B (now Scuderia Toro Rosso) and a backmarker, while the blue car following closely is the Mild Seven Renault F1 R24 of Jarno Trulli coming around to lap him at the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Ironically, Minardi has never had a podium finish in its history."

Nicely done. :)