Monster World Rally Team press release
JUNE 13, 2011, New York, New York Ã¢â‚¬â€œ With an already busy mid-season schedule, Monster World Rally TeamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ken Block has just added one more thing to his summertime to-do list: test in a Formula One car. The announcement was made with BlockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tire sponsor, Pirelli, prior to the start of the seventh stop of the 2011 Formula One calendar, the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal. Slated to take place on August 5th in Monza, Italy, Block will find himself behind the wheel of PirelliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s F1 test car as he works his way through a series of tires that Pirelli manufacturers for Formula One.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Obviously IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m stoked about having this opportunity presented to me by Pirelli,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Block. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Getting to go and test in a Formula One car isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t something I ever imagined IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have the chance to do, so when they contacted me with the offer to come over to Italy and drive their test car I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even hesitate to say yes!Ã¢â‚¬Â