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#1 D.M.N.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:36

Just wondering, do any of them smoke currently... I know back 20/30 years ago, you would get the odd few smoking, but you never get any drivers' smoking nowadays.

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#2 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:37

Ive seen Kimi with a smoke but it might have been photoshop. I know he doesnt anymore though.

#3 engel

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:45

None of them smoke openly and if any smoke at all it's at most a cigarette a week or something. F1 is way more physically demanding now that it was 30 years ago.

#4 otoelpiloto

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:47

I've seen both fisi and barri smoking in a karaoke party in japan, but it was the last race of the year and both were "slightly" drunk

#5 Blythy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:49

schumacher liked a good cigar. that's all i know.

#6 Bloggsworth

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:10

Would that be before or after intercourse?

#7 EvilPhil II

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:18

Alessandro Nannini was a proper smoker wasnt he?

#8 postajegenye

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:20

I don't think any of them smoke regularly, but there might be some who smoke a cigarette or two at parties, at home or so.

#9 Barramut

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:22

Jenson is smoking the competition. :p

#10 TickTickBooom

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:23

I've seen Kimi indulge, but not recently, so I can't say if he's given up or not.

#11 TickTickBooom

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:23

Originally posted by Barramut
Jenson smokes the competition. :p

I can't tell you how long I've waited to see those words posted on this board. ;)

#12 Zingfharn

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:33

How coincidental this thread is. At Malaysia during BBC pre/race warm up, they were stood behind the STR garage and guess who ya could see, squatting down leaning against the wall and having a quick drag?

Sebastian Bourdais :smoking:

#13 fifi

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 17:59

personally speaking i dont really give two shits whether they smoke or not - its their choice at the end of the day

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 18:00

Mika Salo smoked. :)

#15 Blythy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 18:00

Originally posted by Zingfharn
How coincidental this thread is. At Malaysia during BBC pre/race warm up, they were stood behind the STR garage and guess who ya could see, squatting down leaning against the wall and having a quick drag?

Sebastian Bourdais :smoking:


aye, but he's french, he'd be hung up by the Gauloises if he didn't :p

#16 Madras

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:23

Keke Rosberg had a hole in his helmet for a cigarette.

#17 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:32

Originally posted by Madras
Keke Rosberg had a hole in his helmet for a cigarette.


I once had a clip of Keke on a drivers parade fag in hand puffing awy while waving to the crowd.

Good old Keke.

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#18 Group B

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:41

Valen used to have an avatar that looked like MS smoking a pipe, but it was too small to be certain.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:42

Originally posted by Madras
Keke Rosberg had a hole in his helmet for a cigarette.

That was Barry Sheene.

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#20 Motormedia

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 20:11

Something I'd like to see today:

http://forix.autospo...06105_pvat_.jpg

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 20:16

Originally posted by Zingfharn
How coincidental this thread is. At Malaysia during BBC pre/race warm up, they were stood behind the STR garage and guess who ya could see, squatting down leaning against the wall and having a quick drag?

Sebastian Bourdais :smoking:



Yes I was just about to post this, are you sure it was bourdais though, at the time I thought it was buemi but it could have been either of them.

#22 stevewf1

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 22:57

Originally posted by EvilPhil II
Alessandro Nannini was a proper smoker wasnt he?


Yes he was. Niki Lauda smoked at one time.

#23 Blythy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 23:00

Originally posted by stevewf1


Yes he was. Niki Lauda smoked at one time.


must not say what is in head. :p

#24 RaoulDuke

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:50

Jan Magnussen was the last "hard core" smoker in F1 that I know about; I think he was more than a pack-a-day smoker.

From AutoSport's own Toby Waller about Jan joining Stewart:

"Jan Magnussen, on the other hand, has only ever competed in one F1 race - Aida, 1995. After a stunningly dominant F3 championship in 1994, Magnussen has spent the last couple of years hopping from his McLaren test drives, along to the Mercedes ITC team and, finally, over the pond to race in a clutch of Indycar races. He's happy to be renewing his relationship with the team that provided him with that F3 championship; so happy, in fact, that he's apparently been encouraged to give up smoking and the occasional McDonalds in order to further tone that aggressive edge."

The rest of the article here.

I can't believe he was allowed to smoke driving for McLaren. Then again, Marlboro was their primary sponsor back then.

#25 primer

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:05

Originally posted by fifi
personally speaking i dont really give two shits whether they smoke or not - its their choice at the end of the day


Likewise.
You're a smoker though, right?

#26 united

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:51

OK, Nick Heidfeld smokes occasionally. I have seen him doing this at a party. :smoking:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:32

Heinz-Harald smoked pretty openly at when at Williams and Jordan, he may have had to switch brands though...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:36

Originally posted by Blythy


must not say what is in head. :p


indeed :rotfl:

#29 TickTickBooom

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:34

Originally posted by united
OK, Nick Heidfeld smokes occasionally. I have seen him doing this at a party. :smoking:

Forgot about Nick. He admitted it in an interview once. They asked him if he had any bad habits and he said, "When I have drink, I smoke."

#30 united

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:45

Originally posted by TickTickBooom

Forgot about Nick. He admitted it in an interview once. They asked him if he had any bad habits and he said, "When I have drink, I smoke."


Yeah, exactly this scenario. Though I was not much better.

Nick is a fascinating guy.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:48

Originally posted by engel
None of them smoke openly and if any smoke at all it's at most a cigarette a week or something. F1 is way more physically demanding now that it was 30 years ago.



Smoking doesn't seem to have hurt Michael Phelps in his physical demands !! :smoking:

#32 potmotr

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:49

The king of F1 cigarette smokers was, for sure, James Hunt.

Check out his number one priority after the finish of the 1976 British Grand Prix.



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Posted 14 April 2009 - 15:16

Originally posted by RaoulDuke
I can't believe he was allowed to smoke driving for McLaren. Then again, Marlboro was their primary sponsor back then.

Why not? Hakkinen smoked.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 15:19

The whole Mika Salo carbon brakes/black lung thing was openly laughed at because he smoked like a badly tuned diesel.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 15:24

Schumacher yesterday watching his son karting - a beer in one hand, a cigar in the other.

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I don't think he smokes cigarettes, but he regularly smokes cigars. He already did in his last 4-5 years of F1.

I know Frentzen and Mika Salo smoked. I have seen Häkkinen with a cigarette too, but I don't know if he started after he retired or already smoked before that.

#36 stevewf1

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 15:57

Originally posted by TickTickBooom
Forgot about Nick. He admitted it in an interview once. They asked him if he had any bad habits and he said, "When I have drink, I smoke."


I think a lot of people do that. Several years ago, I went to a work party and there were all kinds of people smoking (and drinking) who never smoked at work.

#37 potmotr

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 16:34

Originally posted by Galko877
Schumacher yesterday watching his son karting - a beer in one hand, a cigar in the other.


I really like that shot. Shows Schumacher to be very chilled out indeed. If he had a bratwurst also the picture of German relaxation would be complete.

#38 alfista

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 16:39

Originally posted by potmotr


I really like that shot. Shows Schumacher to be very chilled out indeed. If he had a bratwurst also the picture of German relaxation would be complete.


Bet he has it in his back pocket :drunk: :drunk:

Dunno about F1, but I have seen WTCC men Rob Huff, Jörg Müller, Tom Coronel and Duncan Huisman smoking. Two latter ones didn't hide it. But Huffy and Jörgi were ashamed like schoolboys when I bump into them between the piles of tyres in the paddock.

#39 potmotr

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 16:54

Then there was unsuccessful F1 driver but touring car cigarette legend "Smoking" Jo Winkelhock.

There was actually a great feature in Autosport magazine during the winter about racing drivers who smoke.

There was a great section on some NASCAR guy from times past who used to smoke during the race!

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:01

Originally posted by Galko877
Schumacher yesterday watching his son karting - a beer in one hand, a cigar in the other.

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I don't think he smokes cigarettes, but he regularly smokes cigars. He already did in his last 4-5 years of F1.

I know Frentzen and Mika Salo smoked. I have seen Häkkinen with a cigarette too, but I don't know if he started after he retired or already smoked before that.





There's actually a good cigar article Schumacher did, he was interviewed by a cigar aficinardno a while ago, it's on the net.


Smoking with Michael Schumacher

http://www.cigarafic...22,1576,00.html

:up:



Michael Jordan also smoked cigars

"Off the track, he is just like just another guy," says one official with Formula One. "He enjoys his family and friends and likes nothing better than a good party." And a good cigar.
—James Suckling.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:23

Originally posted by Madras
Keke Rosberg had a hole in his helmet for a cigarette.



:lol:

#42 potmotr

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:25

Originally posted by Madras
Keke Rosberg had a hole in his helmet for a cigarette.


Close, but no cigar(ette) Madras!

The hole was for his drink bottle tube, and the plucky Keke found a dual use for it! :cool:

#43 stevewf1

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 17:31

Originally posted by potmotr
There was a great section on some NASCAR guy from times past who used to smoke during the race!


That was Dick Trickle.

Scroll down to the end of this - "NASCAR career": http://en.wikipedia....ki/Dick_Trickle

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 21:05

Originally posted by Blythy


aye, but he's french, he'd be hung up by the Gauloises if he didn't :p


The French smoke like it is a cure for cancer

#45 stevewf1

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 21:41

Originally posted by GerardF1
The French smoke like it is a cure for cancer


So do the Asians.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 21:42

Originally posted by stevewf1


That was Dick Trickle.

Scroll down to the end of this - "NASCAR career": http://en.wikipedia....ki/Dick_Trickle


I see your wiki and raise it the start of this video.