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Spanish Wednesday: 26th January 2011 - News on Jaime Alguersuari's training, and some Spanish vocabulary

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Noticias del mundo deportivo

Martin Brundle said Fernando Alonso & Sebastian Vettel are going to be too strong for Schumi in 2011. Wow, really? What a news story!

Hispania Racing hired a designer from Hollywood to pimp their car. The team will run last year’s car in the first three tests of the winter in Spain, but will have the new model for the final session in Bahrain, which takes place the week before the first GP.

Jaime Alguersuari became a professor. For one day he was the special guest at the Motor Show Festival in Zaragoza where he taught some young drivers the art of racing.

Yesterday Jaime visited the Toro Rosso factory for his first seat fitting in the TR6. But a few days before he spent a nice time at home eating and burning the calories afterwards.

The Suarez Saga continues. Yesterday Ajax rejected our offer, a bit later he asked for a "respectable" offer, and now they will report us to FIFA over allegations of improper contact with the player’s agent. What is going on there? Say yes or no and end this whole thing. That's how easy it is.

Mister Most Blue Eyes Ever, also known as Fernando Llorente, did some posing for Esquire. Watch the video here.

Now this is utterly odd. El Economista published a strange ranking of the perfect, most disliked 11 in the Spanish football. Including Diego Forlan. Diego Forlan???? This nice, charming, lovely, most likable bloke with magic legs? Outrage! I understand Cristiano Ronaldo has been chosen, he is either loved or hated with nothing in between. But Diego? Come on, this is simply rude.

Rafa Nadal won 6-2 6-4 6-3 over Marin Cilic on Monday and today he's was scheduled to play against another Spaniard David Ferrer. And lost. He lost 4-6, 2-6, 3-6. A hamstring injury stopped him. Gutted! The last time he had to play a Spaniard during the Australian Open was 2009 against Fernando Verdasco and it was the second longest match in the history in this tournament. They played for 5hr 14m and Rafa won with 7:6 4:6 6:7 7:6 4:6. Sadly, today wasn't that lucky for him.

Prior to this encounter Ferrer spoke about the impact Nadal had on the Spanish tennis. Congratulations, David. You won against The Master. You were lucky, though - David's next opponent is Andy Murray.

Thanks to "The Open Drive", sponsored by Kia, fans can gain an insight into the off-court lives of their favourite players competing at the Australian Open 2011. Here, for example, you can watch one with Rafa, and here with Fernando Verdasco.

In today's short Spanish Lesson, we focus on the race.

the racela carrera
to runcorrer
to drivecarretear / conducir / ir en coche
a carel coche
start linela línea de salida
dirty linela franja / la línea sucia
clean linela franja / la línea limpia
the startel inicio / la salida
first turnla primera curva / el primer viraje
overtakingadelantar a alguien (alguien - somebody / algo - something)
a spinel giro / la rotación
a crashel atropello / la colisión
an accidentel accidente / el desastre
retire from the racedimitir / retirarse / retraerse
to failaveriarse
to give upabandonar / dejar algo
finish linela línea de llegada / la meta
chequered flagbandera a cuadros
to winganar
to loseperder
a victoryla victoria / el triunfo
the winnerel ganador / el triunfador
podiumel podio / el estrado
award ceremonyceremonia de entrega de premios
the trophyel trofeo

Esto es todo para manana, chicos y chicas. Gracias y hasta la proxima semana!! Adios! (This is all for today, boys and girls. Thank you and see you next time! Bye!) I am off to cry for Nadal . Ciao!

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