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#51 Andrew Hope

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:52

"Caught with a pack of cigarettes"? What is this, high school? I wish more of them smoked. Those long, tragic walks back to the pit lane after a car loses an engine halfway around the track would be far more interesting if the driver just lit up and shot the breeze with reporters instead of keeping his helmet on and stomping his feet. Maybe we can get Kovalainen to start and he can light up a few Camels from the back of his car next time he decides to play fireman :smoking:.

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#52 Ravenak

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:55

Imagine a driver walking back to the pits after a DNF, lighting a cig on the way back. I guess the FOM would cut the imagine immediately...

Edited by Ravenak, 14 November 2012 - 16:55.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:58

"Caught with a pack of cigarettes"? What is this, high school? I wish more of them smoked. Those long, tragic walks back to the pit lane after a car loses an engine halfway around the track would be far more interesting if the driver just lit up and shot the breeze with reporters instead of keeping his helmet on and stomping his feet. Maybe we can get Kovalainen to start and he can light up a few Camels from the back of his car next time he decides to play fireman :smoking:.


:lol: I meant on camera, sorry.

#54 Jovanotti

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:00

Snus is often used by ice hockey players cause it makes you a bit more aggressive. Maybe that explains Kimis radio messages last race :lol:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:31

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 not harmless, it can cause mouth cancer and since it has tiny bits of class inside of it, tobacco goes quicker into blood system

#56 Arry2k

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:47

I seem to recall that, back in the day, Frentzen used to smoke. My friend and I used to joke at school that the small hole (normally reserved for the drinks tube) in the chin bar of the helmet was, in Frentzen's case, reserved for a sneaky cigarette or two.

#57 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:10

It has to be done



#58 FNG

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:30

It has to be done



You've got to be kidding me. I certainly hope that was a yellow flag at least!

#59 Kingshark

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:31

It has to be done

:lol: :drunk:

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#60 Fulcrum

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 18:41

Kraikkonen

#61 HopkinsonF1

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:11

Should point out that Nico doesn't say there's only one smoker in F1 – he says there's only one chain smoker. In fact, the way he says it makes it sounds like there are a couple of smokers, at least.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:29

It has to be done

Imagine telling Newey he had to design next years car with a lighter in the cockpit.

#63 Zava

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:36

Imagine telling Newey he had to design next years car with a lighter in the cockpit.

he would only hear "blahblahblah lighter blahblah cockpit" - lighter cockpit it is

#64 Topsu

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:38

he would only hear "blahblahblah lighter blahblah cockpit" - lighter cockpit it is

:) :rotfl:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:39

I seem to recall that, back in the day, Frentzen used to smoke.

Don't you 'back in the day' me boy.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:52

Should point out that Nico doesn't say there's only one smoker in F1 – he says there's only one chain smoker. In fact, the way he says it makes it sounds like there are a couple of smokers, at least.


I believe earlier this year there was a picture of De la Rosa getting off a buggy and there was what looked like a packet if cigs in his back pocket. Also there is the obvious candidate who there are multiple pics of, and we know Schumacher smokes cigars.

Based upon the evidence we have (ie very little), I'm going to hazard a guess of De la Rosa who is the chain smoker. Unless it is someone completely different.

#67 Absulute

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:53

Why is it "obviously" him?


Because I said so.

#68 Lone

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:53

Snus is often used by ice hockey players cause it makes you a bit more aggressive. Maybe that explains Kimis radio messages last race :lol:


Delete that message since it's so wrong in every sense. I know about snus and I know about hockey and I know that you don't have a clue of what you're talking about.. And I hope that you're not affended by these words because it's not my intention.

#69 kartinhero

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:55

Because I said so.


Why you said so?

#70 panzani

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 19:59

Who bloody cares who smokes or doesn't? Ah, I get it, lame posters without a meaningful life do! Got it!  ;)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 20:06

My only regret is tobacco sponsorship is no longer allowed in F1. It was certainly more colorful than these godawful liveries we have now with bank logos plastered on cars.

And really, who cares if the drivers smoke. It's their choice, and I don't see a big deal in the whole thing.

#72 TifosiUSA

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 20:38

Because I said so.

Not good enough. Back in the cage.

#73 Arry2k

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 20:50

Don't you 'back in the day' me boy.
Jp

Well I was only at school at the time so for me at least it was back in the day. Old timer :p

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:29

it's not harmless, it can cause mouth cancer...

Well, just recently it was revealed that he EU lied about this.
No one can prove that snus causes mouth cancer. But disgusting it is...

#75 Jovanotti

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:39

Delete that message since it's so wrong in every sense. I know about snus and I know about hockey and I know that you don't have a clue of what you're talking about.. And I hope that you're not affended by these words because it's not my intention.

No offence taken. First, I wrote my post with a wink (cause I obviously can't speak for all players), and second, what if I told you that I got the exact words about Snus and aggressiveness from a pro hockey (national) player in person? But I guess that's OT here.

#76 Zippity

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:48

Webber - just look at his skin - the skin of a smoker :(

#77 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:59

Eh?

#78 rijole1

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:15

Well, just recently it was revealed that he EU lied about this.
No one can prove that snus causes mouth cancer. But disgusting it is...

:up: Exactly. It's just tobacco companies selling cigarrets who are afraid of snus taking their market.
I'm nicotine addic and have gone over to snus for a log time ago (little pillows you put under your lip - not messy at all)
Do not want to get lungcancer...
Bad habit but at least a healthier one..


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:32

No offence taken. First, I wrote my post with a wink (cause I obviously can't speak for all players), and second, what if I told you that I got the exact words about Snus and aggressiveness from a pro hockey (national) player in person? But I guess that's OT here.


Well, the only thing proven with snus is that it makes your blood pressure increase, but making you more agressive? I guess when you try to stop using snus that will make you agressive!


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:38

Who bloody cares who smokes or doesn't? Ah, I get it, lame posters without a meaningful life do! Got it!  ;)


Win.

Too many jumped up health nuts here

#81 as65p

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:46

Who bloody cares who smokes or doesn't? Ah, I get it, lame posters without a meaningful life do! Got it!  ;)



Win.

Too many jumped up health nuts here


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:47

Webber - just look at his skin - the skin of a smoker :(


not being a fanboy here but he's the last person on the grid who'd smoke. he doesn't even drink and he's a fitness lunatic from a nation of anti-smoking extremists. only blue-collar males and insecure girls smoke down here.

how much of a factor is aerobic fitness in F1 anyway? of course you have to have endurance and strength, but being able to hold a sustained high heart rate and breathing pattern can't be a priority.

#83 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:48

Didn't stop James Hunt winning an F1 title.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 23:31

No chance.


Was that sarcastic? :lol:

#85 bourbon

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 23:51

Kimi in Monaco on a boat.

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I have to tell this story. When this pic was first displayed on here back in 2010 Monaco, someone here at Autosport posted, "that's a pen in his mouth". I actually used that excuse when I got caught by a family member smoking when I was to have quit - tossed the smoke and popped a pen in my mouth - he fell for it too! :lol:.

My guess, it could be that Rosberg was speaking of Pedro, but I would imagine a number of drivers have the odd toke of a smoke here and there, I don't judge anyone negatively for it, they'll smoke or quit as they like. But that is my guess.

Edited by bourbon, 14 November 2012 - 23:53.


#86 Absulute

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 23:56

Never mind the smoking, who's most likely to be honking on a crack pipe?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 00:06

why, it is narain, of course, with pedro 'on the pipe' ...

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does anybody have that picture of pedro with the cigarettes in his pocket?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:00

It's not a driver, is a key member in a F1 government conspiracy only known as FOM

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:05

not being a fanboy here but he's the last person on the grid who'd smoke. he doesn't even drink and he's a fitness lunatic from a nation of anti-smoking extremists. only blue-collar males and insecure girls smoke down here.

how much of a factor is aerobic fitness in F1 anyway? of course you have to have endurance and strength, but being able to hold a sustained high heart rate and breathing pattern can't be a priority.


I guess he looks so unfit cause he's so old compared to other drivers. He looks like a dinosaur maaaan! *exhales smoke-rings* :smoking:

You're right maybe the journalist overestimates it. F1 is pretty hard on the body but it's not exactly athletics either. A lot of drivers are really fit (the most being Button?) but I'd say casual smoking wouldn't have too much impact on driving performance.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:14

Nico's dad.......

http://www.flickr.co...157623311345506

:smoking: :smoking: :smoking: :smoking: :smoking:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:43

I guess he looks so unfit cause he's so old compared to other drivers. He looks like a dinosaur maaaan! *exhales smoke-rings* :smoking:

You're right maybe the journalist overestimates it. F1 is pretty hard on the body but it's not exactly athletics either. A lot of drivers are really fit (the most being Button?) but I'd say casual smoking wouldn't have too much impact on driving performance.

Webber looks unfit? Holy crap I must look like i need the last rites.

At first I thought, no way its Webber - but being 6' tall and being painfully thin to work that car, maybe he's on the supermodel endorsed cocaine, cigarettes and lettuce diet?
(Do i need to add a smile so that some people dont take that seriously and acuse me of calling Webber a drug addict?)

Its probably Nico, trying to deflect the attention

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:46

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.


You avoid LUNG cancer. It doesn't prevent oral cancer.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:55

Frankly I couldn't care less if a driver smoked or not. If he wants to smoke good for him. If not, bully for him too, he might live longer.

Am an ex-smoker. 1 year now.

I suspect the smokers are:
Vitaly Petrov (Russians love their smokes!)
Grosjean, ex-banker and crash-kid, I'd smoke too :D
Kimi, cause he's Kimi

#94 Bunchies

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:56

How about Kobayashi? Japanese are notoriously heavy smokers.

#95 Henrik B

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:14

You avoid LUNG cancer. It doesn't prevent oral cancer.


It's been mentioned earlier, but no scientific study has proved a connection between oral cancer and snus. The scientific community is pretty much in agreement on this. This accusation is often planted by the cigarette industry since switching to snus is perhaps the most effective way to quit smoking, which is bad for them. There IS a slightly elevated risk of pancreatic cancer (but less than for cigarettes) though, so just saying "cancer" was a bit too general, I admit. Compared to smoking however, it's not even in the same ballpark. Snus is MUCH "healthier".

Someone also mentioned glass, that is a urban myth and legend. Possibly based on glittering particles which is salt and/or tiny (harmless) sand contamination from the tobacco leaves. No glass needs to be used, the nicotine enters your bloodstream easily enough.

Just so no one is confused: Never use a tobacco product, they are not healthy and shortens your life. But if you're already addicted, switch to snus if you can't quit and you may avoid a early death.



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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:19

It's been mentioned earlier, but no scientific study has proved a connection between oral cancer and snus. The scientific community is pretty much in agreement on this. This accusation is often planted by the cigarette industry since switching to snus is perhaps the most effective way to quit smoking, which is bad for them. There IS a slightly elevated risk of pancreatic cancer (but less than for cigarettes) though, so just saying "cancer" was a bit too general, I admit. Compared to smoking however, it's not even in the same ballpark. Snus is MUCH "healthier".

Someone also mentioned glass, that is a urban myth and legend. Possibly based on glittering particles which is salt and/or tiny (harmless) sand contamination from the tobacco leaves. No glass needs to be used, the nicotine enters your bloodstream easily enough.

Just so no one is confused: Never use a tobacco product, they are not healthy and shortens your life. But if you're already addicted, switch to snus if you can't quit and you may avoid a early death.

Sorry but I missed your point, which driver do you think smokes again??


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:18

Sorry but I missed your point, which driver do you think smokes again??


I was replying to a incorrect statement. One has to balance the inappropriateness of going off topic versus the need to correct misinformation. But if you disagree with my judgment in this case, I think the correct thing to do is report the post instead of making a off topic post yourself.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:31

I was replying to a incorrect statement. One has to balance the inappropriateness of going off topic versus the need to correct misinformation. But if you disagree with my judgment in this case, I think the correct thing to do is report the post instead of making a off topic post yourself.

I think you'll find that asking which driver you think smokes is very much on topic......

My moneys on Grosjean

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:52

I think you'll find that asking which driver you think smokes is very much on topic......

My moneys on Grosjean


No need to start another off-topic debate about his off-topic though!

Besides, it's not entirely off-topic to discuss the health risks involved with smoking and chewing tobacco as that is part of the what makes this topic relevant - does it even matter if a driver smokes or not?

PS. I think it's safe to assume Kimi chuffs a deathstick once in a while

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 15:23

Maybe Maldonado. Looks like a smoker :D

Btw when I was watching the own language interviews after the Abu Dhabi race, I thought immediately that Kimi was using snus. :D (Or then I saw wrong) But he seems to be using it alot.