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The mark of champions

20/12/2010 2 comments

It is well known that many of the drivers and even team principals are capable of mega pouts a la Fernando Alonso. But I hadn’t realized that this trademark facial expression was also made by other generation of drivers. Perhaps I just haven’t noticed it until now. Probably!

Anyway, maybe this is the mark of champions? Cause even Jackie Stewart makes this face… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Or perhaps I should be more general since I have seen Big Daddy D and Eric Boullier doing this as well? If one cannot make the ugly face, perhaps one does not belong in Formula One?

:X heh

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Red hurts my eyes

13/12/2010 1 comment

We all know that the Ferrari team just loves its team colors to death. They will use any chance they get to make our eyes bleed from excessive red and white. I have seen various models of Ferrari sunglasses, but I had not seen these red and white wayfarers before*. I’m glad I haven’t seen these sunglasses until now because they are pretty ugly! I hope Ferrari provided Smedley with these sunglasses, because the thought of paying for them is vaguely unsettling.

Perhaps I will set up a poll for 2010’s ugliest pair of sunglasses in F1.

* thanks to Twitter user @eggomolettee for bringing this fab photo to my attention.

PS I’m blogging from the plane… Way to be productive right? ๐Ÿ˜€

Mini me

08/12/2010 4 comments

A mini Vettel was spotted in Abu Dhabi. This isnโ€™t just any mini Vettel, it is actually his real little brother! Mini Vettel is dressed just like his older brother from the graphic t, board shorts, ball capโ€ฆ and even the sunglasses!

Isnโ€™t it so cute? I wonder who picked out this outfit, Mini Me Vettel or the OV (Original Vettel)?

Design Challenge… Vettel vs Webber

08/12/2010 1 comment

Can F1 drivers be “designers”? With Red Bull’s Marketing Genius Team they can. Vettel and Webber have both designed t shirts for Red Bull’s Wings for Life program, which benefits research for paraplegia.

Let’s examine the designs of each driver, shall we?

Here is Vettel’s design:

Hmm. How creative… err not really. I think this design is pretty uninspiring. After all, it’s not like he designed the graphic, it already existed. Perhaps it was Vettel’s idea to have the print to be “distressed.” I duno, but this isn’t for me.

Here is Webber’s design:

It’s rather cute and clever, isn’t it? This design could appeal to both men and women and is more interesting than Vettel’s design. Good job Webber, I’m sure the designers at RB like your design more than Vettel’s (I sure do anyway!!!).

Bonus points awarded to Webber for maintaining “model attitude” in this photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whose t-shirt would you wear? I’d wear Webber’s over Vettel’s any day. If you are interested in these t-shirts, they are available for purchase at the Official Red Bull Online shop for about 35 euros.

You can pull a Liuzzi … if you want

01/12/2010 5 comments

liuzzi sweats

Liuzzi’s sweatpants aren’t for me, but maybe they’re for someone out there. A twitter follower had mentioned that Liuzzi’s sweatpants are from his own clothing line. I had not looked into it much at the time, but I have recently. Liuzzi’s clothing line is called Bonnie & Clyde, and it is available here. Check it out!

The Bonnie & Clyde website is an e-shop that sells casual mens/womens apparel and accessories. Fans of Liuzzi’s sweatpants can now purchase a pair of their own for the low low price of 65 euros (THEY ARE ON SALE!). =x

But, thepitwalk advises you to pass on the sweats ๐Ÿ˜‰ …

Advice to Liuzzi from thepitwalk: I think it’s cool that you have your own clothing line, but please hire a better photographer. Some of the clothes are photographed on hangers with an unattractive background… this screams tacky ebay auction (or worse… craigslist)! nekoball is a good photographer, maybe he can help you out!!! Check out samples of nekoball’s photography on Flickr!

Why is this photo even on the website? It’s not even IN FOCUS! Liuzzi needs help!!! =x