Almanack: Inadequate briefing

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The Independent Online
THE FIA, motor sport's international governing body, made a strange choice of narrator for the official video of last year's world championship: Jonathan Ross. Racing fans speculate that the TV star's briefing may have been a little inadequate: his pronunciations of Alesi, Badoer and Ligier are most kindly described as unorthodox. No amount of coaching, however, could help Jonathan pronounce Rubens Barrichello.