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CanAm

7,713 posts

250 months

Saturday 14th May
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JonChalk said:
cgt2 said:
^ and still he acquitted himself very well. What a likeable bloke, the audience certainly seemed warm towards him.
..in his second language, he certainly made the UK's Attorney General look like a gibbering moron by comparison.
I was most definitely not a fan of his in the Multi21 days, but agree that he came across well. So different to the majority of 'Celebs' in the Miami GP Gridwalk.

Evercross

4,153 posts

42 months

Saturday 14th May
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I remember away back at the start of his F1 career in his rookie Toro Rosso days, Martin Brundle made a comment about how erudite he was, even down to not being intimidated by the big drivers of the day and chatting to them on the open top bus that paraded them all around the circuit. Brundle said at the time he was a potential future team manager, diplomat or politician.

Edited by Evercross on Saturday 14th May 09:27

StevieBee

10,971 posts

233 months

Saturday 14th May
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entropy said:
JonChalk said:
Vettel, away from Horner, has become "a thoroughly nice chap" -
Vettel was still capable of petulance at Ferrari
In the same way that Politicians become more likeable and talk more sense when they are no longer politicians, I think all sportspeople become (or appear to be) better people when they're not in a position to win. There's a noticeable amount more love on Social media for Hamilton this year than in the past. And look back to David Beckham when his shine started to buff a little; suddenly he became a national treasure.

PhilAsia

1,093 posts

53 months

Saturday 14th May
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StevieBee said:
entropy said:
JonChalk said:
Vettel, away from Horner, has become "a thoroughly nice chap" -
Vettel was still capable of petulance at Ferrari
In the same way that Politicians become more likeable and talk more sense when they are no longer politicians, I think all sportspeople become (or appear to be) better people when they're not in a position to win. There's a noticeable amount more love on Social media for Hamilton this year than in the past. And look back to David Beckham when his shine started to buff a little; suddenly he became a national treasure.
That could be because only 5 races ago Lewis had the WDC manipulated out of his grasp...