Names In The News
Former F1 team Minardi co-Founder GIANCARLO MARTINI, the uncle of former F1 driver PIERLUIGI MARTINI, has died at the age of 66 (SID, 4/7). ... Lotus F1 Team Principal ERIC BOULLIER "has joined the chorus" of leading F1 figures in expecting Red Bull to punish driver SEBASTIAN VETTEL "for disobeying team orders in last month's controversial Malaysian Grand Prix" (AFP, 4/8). ... Norway's anti-doping agency announced that a former teammate of LANCE ARMSTRONG, Norway's STEFFEN KJAERGAARD, "will escape sanctions despite having admitted doping." The Norwegian anti-doping agency said in a statement that "the Scandinavian rider would escape punishment as the time limit for bringing a prosecution had lapsed" (Hong Kong STANDARD, 4/8). ... Former Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler MOHSEN PUDANAKI has died at age 35. Pudanaki, who "had a malignant brain tumor, passed away in Resalat Hospital in Tehran" (TEHRAN TIMES, 4/8).