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Paddock postcard from Europe 29 May 2005

(L to R): Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota with T J Creamer (USA) Astronaut
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Preparations, Nurburgring, Germany, 26 May 2005 Formula Una girls with Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Red Bull Racing RB1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 28 May 2005 Formula Una girls.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 28 May 2005 (L to R): Jacques Laffite (FRA) talks with Craig Pollock (GBR) Driver Manager and Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) Sauber.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Practice, Nurburgring, Germany, 27 May 2005 Grid Girls. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Qualifying, Nurburgring, Germany, 28 May 2005

Just a few of the famous faces in the pitlane

In an unusual merger of race and space, Toyota have welcomed astronaut TJ Creamer to their garage and motorhome at the Nurburgring this weekend in collaboration with DLR, the German Institute of Planetary Research.

Meanwhile, German children in need were benefiting from former boxing world champion Henry Maske’s charity party at the Dorint Hotel which overlooks the famed circuit. Besides Red Bulls Una girls and television commentator Sven (brother of polesitter Nick) Heidfeld, they were joined by Swiss singer Patrick Nuo and German actor Dustin Semmelrogge.

Elsewhere in the paddock former racers and TV commentators Christian Danner, Hans Stuck, Marc Surer and Jacques Laffite were joined by John Watson, ensuring a pit lane full of famous Formula One faces from across the decades.