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Drivers are warned to watch their language after Abu Dhabi podium

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November 09, 2012 10:44 AM

The BBC also banned Proffessor Brian Cox from airing a programme where a radio signal eminating from a distant planet was being monitored, one of the reasons cited being that 'alien life form' may have responded using questionable language. Maybe the drivers should insist on doing interviews in there mother tongue, with translaters, all getting a bit silly if you ask me.

Miffy - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 11:06 AM

You have to be really sad to complain, it isn't like they're swearing every other word out, probably the first time this year...... whocares? Everyone swears now and then and after a 2h emotional race not swearing is probably the least on your mind.


November 09, 2012 11:09 AM

josh. so its ok for kimi, because he is "being himself", but not ok for vettel for "being himself" ?

and how on earth could you know that it was a clear attempt to cause a scene? do you know what seb is thinking?

other drivers talk in the same way but their comments are not transmitted. this has already been acknowledged.

maybe the answer is to drop the podium interview and go back to the old post race conference.

Sasha - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 11:14 AM

"I think of boxers, ... who are routinely interviewed live .... They manage to avoid inappropriate language."

Last times I watched the live stuff around the Klitchko bouts with David Haye and Chisora and the Haye/Chisora clash itself... It was full of street language and they even started to bang heads, spit and hit eachother with broken bottles.

So the drivers are behaving very well.

RobG - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 11:24 AM


Many of the Middle Eastern countries are very conservative on what can be said or done in public. And thats their right to be conservative.
These two did it at the worst place possible.


November 09, 2012 11:24 AM

owen. kimi criticised those who said that he didnt give a "sh 1 t", whilst seb just said that there was an opportunity for his team to create a f***up.

it was no big deal. both words are used by people as part of modern language. and dont forget, neither driver was speaking in their native language, so were probably just using words that they had heard others constantly using.

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