Ken Block and Mikko Hirvonen at DiRT 3 launch in LondonEnlarge Photo
Though gymkhana dude and rally driver Ken Block is dwarfed by new teammate Travis Pastrana, he's still too tall to fit in Pirelli's F1 test car as he'd planned. I guess we just breed them too big here.
The problem with the Pirelli test car, a 2009-series Toyota F1 car, is that though Block can sit in the cockpit, his legs are too long, interfering with the steering wheel. It's not yet known if Toyota will be able to modify the car to fit Block, but it doesn't seem likely, according to Autosport.
Block had hoped to test the car Pirelli uses for tire evaluation at Monza on August 3-5, culminating in a drive before the crowds.