Watching the paddock scenes on television at the Valencia Grand Prix, I could not at first recognise the portly man in the lightweight suit who was presenting the winner’s trophy to Sebastian Vettel and conveying fraternal sympathies to Fernando Alonso, who came second.
Who’s that? Surely not the man who’s been tasked with cleaning up Fifa corruption? Is he now turning his white suit to the grease monkeys of F-1?
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Sure enough, here’s our Placido booking a lift home in a fast car. Mind, he’s quicker than he looks. When the champagne started spraying, PD made the fastest pit exit of the day.