Alesi can only laugh at cocaine-claim
4 January 2005 –
Jean Alesi has laughed at former Ferrari doctor Benigno Bartoletti's claim that almost half of all Formula One drivers snort cocaine. 41-year-old Alesi, the Frenchman who last raced in F1 in 2001, told the GP2005.com website that racing drivers are 'healthy people.'
"One can only laugh at these ludicrous accusations," he added.
Jean, now in the German tin-top DTM category with Mercedes-Benz, worked with 'Ben' in 1991 and said the Italian may be using the cocaine claim to 'draw attention' to himself having fallen into anonymity.
Czech driver Tomas Enge lost his Formula 3000 crown in 2002 when he showed positive to marijuana in a FIA drug test.