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Drivers are warned to watch their language after Abu Dhabi podium

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OMFG - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:28 PM

Never mind the swear words up on the podium
Coulthard's naff white trousers shouted louder than any of them and should be banned forever. .

gina - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 5:39 PM

They are just words, but the thing is the emotions connected with these words. And even if we no-native speakers know the meaning of the words we have no emotions connected with them. I think for Kimi the s-word is only a little dirtier than dirt. Vettel said to Kimi while waiting for the podium ceremonies:" Now at least the mulkut shut up." This m-word meaning the male genital sounds awful to me. Neither all the tv-watchers are speaking English as their mothet tongue.

Skid Carrera - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 6:41 PM

I totally agree that the completely unwarranted introduction of drivers being interviewed in full view of the spectators should cease forthwith.

Anything which provides added value and interest in return for the 200-400 quid which people have paid for a ticket is to be frowned upon.

If we're not careful, they'll be expecting actual, real overtaking without KERS or DRS next.

Mark _

November 09, 2012 8:26 PM

@Skid Carrera - I don't think that this was done for the spectators as much as it was for the TV schedules. This probably saves them 5 to 10 minutes of air time. No longer is it necessary to wait for the drivers to get from the podium to the interview room. Plus in a lot cases the spectators are not even English speakers.

Ajs - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:42 PM

The language used by Kimi had more to do with the fact he clearly had a mump on, Seb thought he was being the comedian, that sort of language is not appropriate from guys that are representing multi million dollar organisations.
Drivers spend hours learning how to behave in front of the camera and when dealing with media etc, I doubt it was appreciated by their teams.

FreeJack - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 10:14 PM

It's real simple - put someone on the broadcast delay with the ability to drop out the audio when they hear someone curse. Frankly, I don't care whatsoever if an athlete swears on camera and in fact, in the heat of the moment, it puts a grin on my face to see them lose their composure in front of the cameras and let one slip.

People who get offended by stuff like this only make me want to see them get peppered with more curse words.

Indy2007 - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 11:02 PM

Bloody hooligans, if the fastest driver in F1 according to a top Sky pundit had used
language like f1's answers to Beavis & Butthead he would have been up in front of the Stewards and the anti talent brigade on this site would be baying for his blood.

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