17th Sep 12, 12:00 #1
Was omelette key to Hirvonen's Power Stage win?
Story from www.wrc.com
[h=Citroen driver Mikko Hirvonen ended Wales Rally GB on a high yesterday by winning the Power Stage - after he'd lunched on a protein-rich hit of eggs, ham and cheese expertly folded into an omelette by the team's chef.]2[/h]
Hirvonen struggled for pace over the opening two days of the FIA World Rally Championship qualifier but his pace improved on Sunday, although he admitted that it was too little, too late as he finished fifth overall. Nonetheless, the three extra points he scored on the Power Stage have consolidated his second place in the drivers’ standings, which now looks almost beyond doubt as the season draws to a close.
Omelette is often favoured by drivers for lunch as it is easy to digest, while at the same time providing plenty of energy. The omelette was actually a French invention, so it’s a staple at Citroen. The technique for cooking a French omelette consists of a very hot pan and plenty of clarified butter, which quickly seals the outside while retaining a slightly runny texture on the outside.
Hirvonen’s favourite post-rally treat is somewhat less virtuous though: the Finn likes nothing better than a Big Mac and fries once he’s crossed the finish ramp.
[h=Mikko Hirvonen's Sunday lunch]2[/h]