I feel that one of my duties as an F1 fan is to inform the rest of the world of the beautiful men hidden beneath helmets and coveralls.
Thankfully, the photo I used yesterday for Mark Webber’s win at Monaco may have shown some others here at Aerys the light.
Consider this your introduction to the wonderful world of Grand Prix racing drivers. There are many more to come, my friends.
Mark is the sixth winner in six races for Formula 1, although it’s his team’s second race win this year. Red Bull has been the constructor’s champion for the past two years. The Australian also enjoys mountain biking, although he has had bad luck in it as well as in racing over the years. Clearly it hasn’t negatively affected Mark.
Monaco is known for its glitz and glamour, with the drivers even getting involved. The fashion shows may be the second best part of the racing if you’re not there. (I’m sure yacht parties come second if you’re actually there.)
From left: Jean-Eric Vergne of France, Bruno Senna of Brazil, and Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico. Gutierrez is a GP2 driver, a feeder series for Formula 1.
From left: part of Jules Bianchi’s face, someone I can’t see, Charles Pic of France, Dani Clos of Spain, and Jerome D’Ambrosio of Belgium.
Dani Clos is my personal choice for a future F1 seat. I don’t care as long as it means I don’t have to wake up at 6am to see him. That is all. Nothing can get me up at 6am on a Sunday.
In Formula 1 right now, my top pick is current two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Vettel is from Germany, and at 24 he is the youngest ever race winner and world champion. Not bad.
Here we have Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, and Jenson Button. That’s what I call one motivating group of top qualifiers.
If you live in North America, and you’d like to see these guys in action, you’re in luck. The next race is the Canadian Grand Prix which means you don’t even have to wake up early. The race is on Fox at 2pm on June 10, (although at this point I’m not sure if that’s in all time zones or just eastern because I just found out it’s even on Fox). This race was fantastic last year, so please just watch for even five minutes if you’re even slightly interested!
(Photo credits to the following Flickr users: ph-stop, Infiniti Global and Tumblr user f*ckyeahf1drivers)