“That’s just fucking bollocks. I’m sorry to be rude, but these people should wake up and stop taking shite. We know how to drive in the dark. I love driving in the dark, bring on the dark, we’ll have more of that – but this is dangerous, pure and simple."
Kris Meeke about a stupid idea of having a tarmac night stage in Spain where was an incredible amount of dust and no one (but Loeb running first) could see anything.
I love when drivers are swearing and I salute you, dear Kris.
Nico Hulkenberg’s foul language in Hungary led the BBC to sport a parental guidance warning on it’s iPlayer coverage. However, it wasn’t the first time we’ve heard a driver swear during the Formula One coverage.
This next top ten features the best driver swears. Some are angry, some hilarious and some accidental. Children, mute your speakers now…
This is awesome. I especially like Montoya and his "fucking Raikkonen.. what a fucking idiot" and also his reaction when a poor cameraman hit him with his camera. And of course I cannot forget famous "I was having a shit" by Kimi Raikkonen, who doesn’t love it.
Loeb vs Ogier also on Paul Richard circuit in French GT championship
If anybody is interested: Sébastien Loeb finished 2nd and 3rd in Porsche Carrera Cup and 9th and 5th in GT Tour. And guess which other rally ‘coincidentally’ starting on the very same weekend and in the very same race too? Of course it was Sébastien Ogier, who else! Loeb has to be pretty happy because he has beaten little Seb in GT Tour twice (Ogier finished 14th and 9th). Ogier was then also starting in F4 category (some kind of formulas) and he finished 4th and 5th. And before you ask - unfortunately, there were no handbags out at or off the track.
Indian weekend is probably a nightmare for Massa and I won’t lie - I dislike him and like to watch him struggling. But also I think for once it wasn’t a bad luck or Hamilton's fault but only his lack of skills.
Firstly that qualification anti-cut kerb incident. It’s called anti-cut kerb so I think it’s pretty clean that it’s purpose is to restricts drivers from cutting. But obviously Massa didn’t get it and tried to cut anyway and we all saw what happened. And what did he say? That those anti-cut kerbs are too big. Too big?! Of course they are big because if they weren’t they wouldn’t have been called “anti-cut” and everybody would be cutting in there!
Then, Hamilton - Massa incident. You can dislike Hamilton as much as you want but this time it wasn’t his fault. Massa just gave him no room. Where should he go? To the grass? Or he should stop? No, this was clearly Massa's fault because he saw Hamilton and he closed the door anyway. If it was up to me there would be no penalty for him though because I still consider it as a race incident. A race incident in which Massa played a bigger part than Hamilton. But I won’t deny that Massa getting a drive thru made me happy. :-P
Let’s go back to anti-cut kerbs again. One would think that Massa learnt something after that qualification crash. But no, some people are just too stupid.
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I’ve lost track of the amount of time I’ve wasted sitting in the media centre watching the rain come down and no cars going round. But these situations did provide entertainment of sorts, like the time a group of us decided to come up with F1 versions of the oldest joke in the world: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Answers from various paddock people would read as follows…
Kimi Räikkönen: “Why did the chicken cross the road? That’s a tough question, maybe it’s a question you must ask the chicken.”
Any team’s press release: “The objective of the poultry individual in this situation is to work towards the goal of an optimal road crossing. We’re comfortable that this can be achieved using only biped motional forces. We wouldrefuse to compromise until a safe chicken arrival scenario has been achieved.”
Flavio Briatore: “How pretty is the chicken?”
Bernie Ecclestone: “It’s my chicken and my road, so mind your own business.”
Sébastien Loeb is starting in French GT3 championship race during this weekend. Guess which other rally driver is 'by coincidence' starting there too? Yes, it's Sébastien Ogier! I predict a Hamilton-Massa moment and then a huge handbag fight off the track. Don't let me disappointed, boys!
“I’ve asked someone who is a catholic believer why God took Marco away from me, and he answered me that he did, because God gave us all a mission, and when the mission is accomplished he calls you back to him…me, that I’m a believer, even though I don’t know exactly what I believe in, I made my own theory…Marco had only good qualities, he was perfect, and perfect people can’t live on this earth with us mere mortals…”
— Kate Fretti during Marco’s funeral
Okay, I can understand that she is sad and everything but this is just stupid. And no, saying this is no disrespect to Marco but merely a rational observation.