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The ties between poker and motorsport

October 7th, 2018 by rnn.yqe.

One doesn’t become a Formula One driver if you’re not a risk taker, someone who needs lots of adrenaline to keep you going. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, therefore, that many famous racing drivers are also poker enthusiasts.

Michael Schumacher

The guy with the most championship wins in the history of motorsport is also a huge poker fan. Although he hasn’t played a major amount of actual tournaments, he did play in many charity tournaments.

Schumacher used to play with other drivers and friends all the time. He loved playing during his downtime and while waiting for the next race. His unfortunate skiing accident in 2013 made it impossible for him to continue playing poker, but we can be sure that the moment he has fully recovered he will be back behind the poker table!

Giancarlo Fisichella

Fisichella was a promising driver who managed to finish in fourth place at the 2006 World Cup Drivers Championships. He was also the first racing driver to be signed up by a well-known poker team because of his impressive skills and obvious knack for playing poker.

He always stressed how important it was to practice before sitting down at a real game, and advised players to use live dealer casino games for this purpose. He later became an ambassador for party poker and put in a lot of effort to promote the game, while also playing a couple of times during the tour.

Jaime Alguersuari

Alguersuari proceeded where Fisichella left off and played with partypoker to assist in increasing the popularity of poker in Spain. At the time he was only 20, which helped to show that there’s no reason for younger players not to hone their skills at an early age . He often mentioned how popular poker was among racing drivers, particularly Formula One drivers.

Since then the ties between poker and motor racing have strengthened further. In May this year, for example, Zynga Poker sponsored Nascar racer Matt DiBenedetto for seven races during the Nascar Cup Series 2018.