Formula 1’s Fernando Alonso Closes the NYSE

By | November 20, 2012

Circuit of the Americas Austin TX

Unless you live under a gall-darn rock, you know that Formula 1 made its triumphant return to the US this past weekend after a 5 year hiatus. Millions of us watched as Vettal, Hamilton and Alonso battled it out on what has to be the most amazing track I’ve ever seen. Over 120,000 formula 1 race fans made the pilgrimage to Austin Texas for the inaugural event, filling the bleachers and hill side to near capacity. It literally brought a tear to my eye to see the masses of F1 fans reveling the ear pounding spectacle.

In the great words of Ron Burgandy- Go f*ck yourself… NASCAR! It definitely seems like America is ready to embrace the highest form of motorsport. In fact, we’re so enamored with F1, we even had one of the championship contenders close the New York Stock Exchange. Ferrari’s sponsor, Santander (a large bank in Spain), had their driver Fernando Alonso ceremoniously ring the closing bell on today’s trading:

Now we all just have to wait until next weekend to see if Fernando can ring the closing bell on the driver’s championship.  He basically needs a miracle to snatch it away from current points leader unt German Wunder Kind, Sebastian Vettel.

[Brandon Christiansen]

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