How Kanaan made it back onto the grid

How Kanaan made it back onto the grid

In the last six months, Tony Kanaan lost his drive, got another one, lost that, and then turned an eleventh hour KV deal into a St Pete podium. Jeff Olson tells the story of Kanaan's incredible winter

Tony Kanaan spent his entire off-season, all five months, in Brazil chasing sponsorship money. Just once during that time did he return to Miami, only to hear news via voicemail that he was needed back in Brazil to continue the pursuit of cash. He went directly to the ticket counter, purchased a one-way ticket and returned, never unlocking the door to his Miami home or even stepping outside the terminal.

Then, with a ride secured just days before the first race of the season, Kanaan flew back to Miami. "On the flight back, I had to fill out my customs form. I forgot my address," he says without a hint of the usual TK frivolity. "I'm not kidding you. I had been gone for so long that I forgot where I lived."

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