A Daily Round up of Formula One news, inside whispers, opinion and comment. Today,
Schumacher making progress
Very little has been heard about the state of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher since a lengthy interview that his and his son Mick’s manager Sabine Kehm granted German broadcaster RTL in November 2014. Now Kehm has delivered a short message on Schumacher’s rehabilitation, saying:
“We are delighted to report that he is making continued progress. I say that with due regard being given to how devastating his injuries have been. Of course it is still a very long fight for all people involved, but I can tell you that all are accepting that fight.”
Kehm insists however that there is still no way to give a viable long-term prognosis.
Rosberg has to flee in own home
It’s the stuff that makes the slobber run down the chin of every yellow press Paparazzi. While Nico Rosberg stays home with with his pregnant wife, his team colleague is spotted with a female companion, who proudly presents her …um …assets to the cameras. That the glamorous event Hamilton was spotted at was a charity event shall be conveniently omitted according the “Bild guide to Hopeless Journalism” as it would preclude (for the improbable case of Lewis being beaten) the option of harping on how Lewis wastes his talent by going clubbing, while his team mate is a good husband and stays home.
Lewis Hamilton poses with Model Gigi Hadid at the Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes on Thursday night http://t.co/PYozPMdA5g
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Poor Nico however has other problems as he had to flee within his own home. During the days of the Monaco GP he has to sleep in the nursery, already prepared for the upcoming arrival of his daughter. Directly below the Rosberg residence a daily beach-party is being held. “You simply can’t sleep with those drum-beats hammering on,” Rosberg says. “But in the nursery you hear nothing.”
Reichsbedenkenträger worried about alcohol advertising
Reichsbedenkenträger is a German word that translates to “Chief worrier of the German Reich”. It is used to mock people, who create problems where there are none – the kind of people, who write self-righteous complaints that someone said “F*&!” during a porn movie shooting. In this case, the Reichsbedenkenträger is Eurocare, who wrote an open letter to FIA’s Jean Todt, saying that the continued alcohol advertising and his road safety campaigns don’t mix and that F1 therefore must ban alcohol advertising.
I’d say these guys have way too much time on their hands. Kids don’t drink because there’s a Johnny Walker logo on the McLaren. Kids drink because they want to get wasted out of their skull. Kids smoke, even without tobacco advertising. I started smoking in 1993. I did so because I’m stupid, not because a Camel in sunglasses told me to smoke or because the logo was painted on the Benetton’s airbox. I’ve never seen an ad in F1 that says “Get plastered and drive”. Advertising bans cannot make up for lack of responsibility and common sense.