Mike Tyson attends Turkish Formula One Grand Prix in Istanbul

By
TysonTalk

Published: August 21, 2005

Source: formula1.com

A man of many attributes former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson found himself centre of attention during his first visit to a Formula One race in Turkey, as a guest of Renault team boss Flavio Briatore. During his grid walk he drew frenetic applause from the packed crowds in the stands. Gee, I wish I had known before that Formula one is such a magnet to the audience,? he said. Then this would not be my first race but the latest in a long row. As an athlete I perfectly understand whats going on in those guys in their machines. I truly can say that from now on I will be a worshipper!?


ISTANBUL, Turkey: Former boxing world champion US Mike Tyson (C) talks to Gino Rosato a Ferrari technician on the start grid of the Istanbul racetrack before the start of the Turkish Grand Prix, 21 August 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. McLaren-Mercedes Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen won the race ahead of Renault Spanish driver Fernando Alonso and McLaren-Mercedes Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

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ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L), FOM President Bernie Ecclestone (C) and former boxing world champion US Mike Tyson walk on the start grid of the Istanbul racetrack before the start of the Turkish Grand Prix, 21 August 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. McLaren-Mercedes Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen won the race ahead of Renault Spanish driver Fernando Alonso and McLaren-Mercedes Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Former boxing world champion US Mike Tyson (R) talks to Gino Rosato a Ferrari technician on the start grid of the Istanbul racetrack before the start of the Turkish Grand Prix, 21 August 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. McLaren-Mercedes Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen won the race ahead of Renault Spanish driver Fernando Alonso and McLaren-Mercedes Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 21: Boxer Mike Tyson was a guest at the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on August 21, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Former US boxing world champion Mike Tyson walks on the start grid of the Istanbul racetrack before the Turkish Grand Prix, 21 August 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. McLaren-Mercedes Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen won the race ahead of Renault Spanish driver Fernando Alonso and McLaren-Mercedes Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya.