F1 » Ecclestone: Drivers 'can’t be characters'

Bernie Ecclestone says that the current crop of F1 drivers are no longer allowed to be

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wtf - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 10:46 AM

Political Correctness is a form of enforced social fascism that has infested and infected virtually all areas of modern day life, introduced by a few for their own agendas and benefits, to control the many


December 09, 2012 11:36 AM

Err, previous interviews would have been edited with Graham Hill/James Hunt etc and you'd never of heard the swear word on the telly at that time of day.
Doing a live interview right after the race and then swearing cannot be edited out.
You can have characters in F1, being a character doesn't require you to swear on live tv....plenty of people swear who have no character.
And i am unsure how people kicking off about swearing is political correctness anyway? There has been a 9pm watershed in regards to swearing etc for many many years to "protect" our young...even when i was a kid.

There was no furore, not in my house, we were quite amused and DC getting caught in the f-bomb headlights lol

Nate Doggius - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 12:19 PM
Last Edited 1083 days ago

I'll be the first to admit that i swear like a sailor, however i am very conscientious to not swear in front of children or in the workplace.
I watched that live interview and remember being very surprised to hear Vettel swear, there was no need for it and it definitely felt out of place.

Josh - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 12:25 PM
Last Edited 1083 days ago

Bernie's always sucking up to Vettel, it's hardly surprising that he comes out in defence of him. If it were just Kimi who'd sworn on the podium he'd have nothing to say. This is, after all, the man who openly stated that he wants Seb to be his grandson...


December 09, 2012 12:39 PM

Was there something "naughty" going on at Abu Dahabi?

Drivers saying words they don't normally say (broadcast), out of character.

AND Lotus drinking Bubbly in the pits whilst the Podium tipple was Rose Water?

Agree with earlier poster most of us swear, but amongst friends etc, its not clever in front of the general public.

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