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#1 Ravenak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:05

An Italian journalist tells Nico Rosberg that smoking cigarettes for a modern F1 driver is inconceivable. His answer:

"About the smoking? No, you're wrong, there's one driver who lights one cigarette after another. I'm not naming names."

Who is the smoking driver?

Edited by Ravenak, 14 November 2012 - 10:11.


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#2 Tsarwash

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:08

I don't believe that there is one now. They would have been noticed by now, as they would have to smoke outside somewhere.

#3 Vesuvius

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:29

well Kimi does smoke occasionally but not that often.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:30

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#5 Zava

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:33

one of my pals, who organized the hungarian f1 afterparty said more drivers smoke than you would think, but didn't say names.

#6 Vesuvius

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:36

yup..it's quite common not only in f1 but in normal life that people who don't really smoke, will smoke when they have drinked enough.

#7 GotYoubyTheBalls

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:36

I think it would be Hamilton or Karthikeyan

#8 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:54

Button's lips are a sign! :p

#9 Baddoer

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:07

Hammy for sure

#10 chrisblades85

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:19

Kimi was smokin last Sunday.....

I've got my coat....

#11 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:23

I would guess Kimi....maybe Maldanado, he just has that 'I don't give a F attitude'

Mclaren's drivers look squeaky clean.

Schumacher smokes cigars, but his whitened teeth don't look as though he is a habitual smoker.



#12 johnmhinds

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:35

I think it would be Hamilton or Karthikeyan


Any reason why you think those two?

#13 GotYoubyTheBalls

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37

Any reason why you think those two?


Hamilton because he is a fan of persons such as snoop dog and such who are notorious smokers.

Karthikeyan because he realizes he is not top class so whats the point of being in peak fitness.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41

Hamilton because he is a fan of persons such as snoop dog and such who are notorious smokers.


Excellent logic there. I guess I should throw away my Doors and Hendrix CDs before I start tripping on acid too


#15 maverick69

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41

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#16 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:47

Hamilton because he is a fan of persons such as snoop dog and such who are notorious smokers.

Karthikeyan because he realizes he is not top class so whats the point of being in peak fitness.


Hakkinen smoked.

#17 MrMontecarlo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:48

PdLR


No chance.

#18 Bartel

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:49

I thought I read somewhere Karthikeyan is a smoker.

#19 BorkoF2012

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:13

You're not going to be fully fit if you're smoking.

It doesn't have to mean. Have you heard for Croatian football player Robert Prosinecki? He has always been smoking 2 packs per day and still he had a great career.

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#20 Myrvold

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:28

I don't believe that there is one now. They would have been noticed by now, as they would have to smoke outside somewhere.


Well, have you ever seen Sebastien Loeb smoke?;)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:32

You're not going to be fully fit if you're smoking. I'll be surprised if any sportsman regularly smokes.

There was a reportage in Spanish TV a few years back, where they addressed this issue. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I do remember they said the % of first division football players who smoked was surprisingly high.

In F1, I know of at least two drivers who smoke, but they are generally careful not to do it in front of cameras.

In rallying, where 'perfect image' is not that important, it's not that difficult to see pictures/videos of groups of drivers and co-drivers smoking and chatting while waiting for a stage to start. Daniel Elena, for example, smokes like a chimney and a few of the Nordic guys chew that thing they chew up there. Last year, there were pictures and videos of Räikkönen chewing Nicorette non-stop during the last few rallies of the season; he was trying, another thing is if he was successful. Loeb used to smoke, too, but I have not seen any pic of him smoking during the last few years; maybe he quit (or he hides it very well)

#22 kosmic33

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:35

Well, have you ever seen Sebastien Loeb smoke?;)

Yes! He bummed a cigarette off a friend of mine!

There was an article about smoking in autosport a few years ago.
Tom kristensen and rindo capello smoke.
Plato quit recently though.



#23 Zava

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:36

Well, have you ever seen Sebastien Loeb smoke?;)

yup.
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#24 Ravenak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:40

Hehe :p

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#25 Myrvold

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:41

Yes! He bummed a cigarette off a friend of mine!

There was an article about smoking in autosport a few years ago.
Tom kristensen and rindo capello smoke.
Plato quit recently though.


yup.
:p



Oh crap! :p I thought I had a "scoop" -.- At least it explains why Gauloises was so happy to sponsor the "private" team he drove for in 06 ;P


Oh my, another pic!! Oh well... time to dig a hole ! c",)

Edited by Myrvold, 14 November 2012 - 12:42.


#26 artista

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:42

yup.
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So, he definitely didn't quit :p

Interesting pic, BTW.

#27 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:48

Posts deleted, the thread is about who the smoker is, not the merits of smoking, that discussion is for Paddock Club.

#28 SonnyViceR

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:51

Tom kristensen and rindo capello smoke.


It is (/was) the lifestyle for Audi drivers...

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#29 FLB

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:52

Tom kristensen and rindo capello smoke.

Frank Biela as well.

EDIT: SonnyVice R, we posted at the same time! :wave::lol:

From hanging in the ALMS paddock at Mosport and Trois-Rivières, Biela smokes like a goddam chimney.

Edited by FLB, 14 November 2012 - 12:55.


#30 jonpollak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:57

I bummed a smoke off Frentzen in '97

Jp

#31 Henrik B

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:08

a few of the Nordic guys chew that thing they chew up there.


No one chews anything. Wet snuff I think the correct English term is - it's a tobacco product which you put under the lip (absorbing the nicotine through your gum) and lesson ONE is not to chew the stuff. It's very loose so you will end up with all the stuff in your stomach and you will get proper sick. It would also defeat the purpose since you want the slow absorption into your blood.

It's quite disgusting but actually pretty harmless for being a tobacco product, you avoid a lot of the negative side effects (like cancer) this way. It would actually be good for the public health if smokers converted to this. Bad for their chances to attract the opposite sex though.

#32 Rinehart

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:10

I bummed a smoke off Frentzen in '97

Jp


I wonder if HH remembers..  ;)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:32

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I entirely agree...

#34 kosmic33

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:30

No one chews anything. Wet snuff I think the correct English term is - it's a tobacco product which you put under the lip (absorbing the nicotine through your gum) and lesson ONE is not to chew the stuff. It's very loose so you will end up with all the stuff in your stomach and you will get proper sick. It would also defeat the purpose since you want the slow absorption into your blood.

It's quite disgusting but actually pretty harmless for being a tobacco product, you avoid a lot of the negative side effects (like cancer) this way. It would actually be good for the public health if smokers converted to this. Bad for their chances to attract the opposite sex though.

Its really popular in baseball.

Have a tin of it at home - mint flavoured
Couldnt even bring myself to try it......

#35 darkkis

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:45

No one chews anything. Wet snuff I think the correct English term is - it's a tobacco product which you put under the lip (absorbing the nicotine through your gum) and lesson ONE is not to chew the stuff. It's very loose so you will end up with all the stuff in your stomach and you will get proper sick. It would also defeat the purpose since you want the slow absorption into your blood.

It's quite disgusting but actually pretty harmless for being a tobacco product, you avoid a lot of the negative side effects (like cancer) this way. It would actually be good for the public health if smokers converted to this. Bad for their chances to attract the opposite sex though.

It's called Snus (swedish). No actual english term for it, I guess...

Anyway, I doubt that Räikkönen would actually smoke regularly. Would be bad for his career.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:50

I'm not naming names.


Scary world we are on.

#37 Wingcommander

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:51

No one chews anything. Wet snuff I think the correct English term is - it's a tobacco product which you put under the lip (absorbing the nicotine through your gum) and lesson ONE is not to chew the stuff. It's very loose so you will end up with all the stuff in your stomach and you will get proper sick. It would also defeat the purpose since you want the slow absorption into your blood.

It's quite disgusting but actually pretty harmless for being a tobacco product, you avoid a lot of the negative side effects (like cancer) this way. It would actually be good for the public health if smokers converted to this. Bad for their chances to attract the opposite sex though.


Raikkonen has used that stuff.

#38 2ms

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:59

The president of the USA smokes even though his main claim to fame is redesigning the nation's health care system :D I hardly think it's a big deal if a race car driver has a smoke after a race every now and then.

#39 bub

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:11

Kimi.

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#40 Suntrek

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:24

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This.

Don't understand why this fact would get Nico R's knickers in a twist though. It's a private matter and as long as he doesn't bother anybody else go on with it *extremely tired of health mafia*

Perhaps better clean other sports - like cycling or athletics - from regular drugs before yelling wolf in F1. :yawnface:

Edited by Suntrek, 14 November 2012 - 15:30.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:30

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#42 jonpollak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:51

The president of the USA smokes....


I'd smoke too if I had to put up with those self serving, filibustering, congressional jerk offs.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:19

It's called Snus (swedish). No actual english term for it, I guess...


"Oral Snuff" is the English term, one so unappealing it's rarely heard. It's got to be Kimi I reckon.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:32

Perhaps better clean other sports - like cycling or athletics - from regular drugs before yelling wolf in F1. :yawnface:


Yes, let´s clean the only sports that make any sort of serious effort to be actually clean no matter how they do look to the public because of the high number of cases :rolleyes:

#45 Zava

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:34

waiting for karne to arrive and tell us that Mark is smoking...hot :love: :love:
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#46 ACooperF1

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:41

Pretty sure Paul Di Resta was caught with a pack of cigarettes on one the BBC F1 forums this season.

#47 Absulute

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:44

It's obviously Vettel.

#48 TifosiUSA

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:49

It's obviously Vettel.

Why is it "obviously" him?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:50

Kimi in Monaco on a boat.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:52

"Oral Snuff" is the English term, one so unappealing it's rarely heard. It's got to be Kimi I reckon.


A lot of Swedish and Finnish athletes use the stuff for the nicotine buzz without the breathing problems from smoked tobacco, I think the stuff is controlled in most of EU, Sweden is exempt and Finland permits importing for personal use.