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#1 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 14:31

Lets have some fun with this

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/24389863

 

Lewis : "For me, it all started when I went to the Belgian Grand Prix in 1996. I was 11. I went up to one of the drivers for an autograph and he just ignored me"

 

I think it will be someone at least semi-famous. Some suggestions 

 

Hill

Schumi

J.V

Alesi

Berger

Brundle

Frentzen

Irvine

Mika

Rubens

D.C

Herbert

 

I think Irvine or J.V could be contenders, Schumi is meant to be quite nice, and I would be stunned if it was Hill or Herbert. D.C would not shock me though.


Edited by sennafan24, 05 October 2013 - 14:37.


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#2 RealRacing

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:13

Well, FA ignored him a bit later and we all know how that went...

#3 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:16

Well, FA ignored him a bit later and we all know how that went...

Diversion not allowed  :p

 

Name and Shame your pick!



#4 RealRacing

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:20

I would go with JV or Irvine then...

#5 V3TT3L

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:21

Senna ignored the young Massa asking for an autograph.

 

Reuteman ignored Piquet at Interlagos, when Nelson was hired as a boy office to wipe the floor and clean his car.

Later Piquet swore to defeat Reuteman in F1... and he did.


Edited by V3TT3L, 05 October 2013 - 15:24.


#6 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:24

Senna ignored the young Massa asking for an autograph.

 Blasphemy, how very dare you.

 

Seriously, not heard that one, you got a source.



#7 Sin

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:26

Lets have some fun with this

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/24389863

 

Lewis : "For me, it all started when I went to the Belgian Grand Prix in 1996. I was 11. I went up to one of the drivers for an autograph and he just ignored me"

 

I think it will be someone at least semi-famous. Some suggestions 

 

Hill

Schumi

J.V

Alesi

Berger

Brundle

Frentzen

Irvine

Mika

Rubens

D.C

Herbert

 

I think Irvine or J.V could be contenders, Schumi is meant to be quite nice, and I would be stunned if it was Hill or Herbert. D.C would not shock me though.

 

I can't imagine Frentzen doing it, he is too nice. my first bet was Irvine, but I didnt know if he raced back then, my second guess was Schumi on the other hand Schumi did work alot with young racers and seemed to enjoy it too, so after thinking about it I don't think Schumi would have ignored him...

Villeneuve maybe... he seems to still be kinda dickish


Edited by Sin, 05 October 2013 - 15:28.


#8 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:30

I would go with JV or Irvine then...

Agreed, they are the most likely suspects if we judge on personality.

 

Sin - Irvine raced back then, it was his first year at Ferrari. I agree HHF is far too nice.



#9 Sin

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:32

A friend of mine btw said that today Sutil seems to be the driver that is ignoring people on the other hand... I heard different reports too... I'm not sure if I would be too happy to give autographs if balls of fans wait for me at every corner...



#10 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:42

A friend of mine btw said that today Sutil seems to be the driver that is ignoring people on the other hand... I heard different reports too... I'm not sure if I would be too happy to give autographs if balls of fans wait for me at every corner...

I would have Di Resta down as a miserable sod. I can see what your friend means about Sutil.

 

There is a happy medium though, I would not think less of a driver for not stopping for a cup of tea and a half hour chat with a fan, but I think at least saying, "sorry I am in a rush, thanks for supporting me" is not too much to ask.



#11 DriveFastLiveSlow

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:43

Who cares?



#12 Longtimefan

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:44

Does it really matter?

Some drivers are very friendly and great at fan stuff but still, we all have our 'off' days where we can't be bothered with people.

#13 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:45

Who cares?

Just a bit of harmless fun really, if you read my thread title you can see I am not really taking it seriously



#14 BorkoF2012

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:48

I've never understood people who are asking for autographs. It's just a piece of paper.



#15 Tron

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:04

Most likely a British driver, or McLaren driver of then, as he's been a McLaren fan since Senna, and since his young grooming days at the team, he's only spoken well about Schumacher so it can't be the Red Barren.



#16 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:29

Seeing as it was Belgian GP 1996, far into the season, probably a driver that was battling for the championship. So my guess is Villeneuve as well.



#17 undersquare

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:32

I have a vague memory it was DC...



#18 RealRacing

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:36

Senna ignored the young Massa asking for an autograph.
 
Reuteman ignored Piquet at Interlagos, when Nelson was hired as a boy office to wipe the floor and clean his car.
Later Piquet swore to defeat Reuteman in F1... and he did.


Piquet hired as a boy office? I seem to recall he was loaded?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:51

When I read this my first thought was that it was Damon Hill. I don't know where I heard it from but supposedly Hill does not sign many autographs?

 

Anyway, it doesn't really matter to me as I have always thought that autographs are a bit silly.



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#20 george1981

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:54

Here's the entry list from the 1996 Belgian GP. I would laugh my head off if it were Ricardo Rosset.

 

 

Jean Alesi
Rubens Barrichello
Gerhard Berger
Martin Brundle
David Coulthard
Pedro Diniz
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Mika Häkkinen
Johnny Herbert
Damon Hill
Eddie Irvine
Ukyo Katayama
Pedro Lamy
Giovanni Lavaggi
Olivier Panis
Ricardo Rosset
Mika Salo
Michael Schumacher
Jos Verstappen
Jacques Villeneuve
 



#21 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 16:57

I've never understood people who are asking for autographs. It's just a piece of paper.

 

A worthless piece of paper to you, is a priceless memory to somebody else.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:02

A worthless piece of paper to you, is a priceless memory to somebody else.

Yeah, really important, a famous person writes his/her name on a paper for you..



#23 bourbon

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:24

Yeah, really important, a famous person writes his/her name on a paper for you..

 

Sometimes people have their race tickets signed by the winning driver of a memorable GP, then sell them on ebay for $1000.00. 

Another-time a lady with large natural assets had them signed by a driver.

 

Not always worthless.  Not always paper.  :D


Edited by bourbon, 05 October 2013 - 17:25.


#24 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:29

I think a photo is worth more sentimentally than a autograph, I am going to Silverstone hopefully for the first time next year, and if I can get my mug in the same shot as even a Bianchi or JEV it would make my day.

 

george1981 - I only listed names because it has to be someone memorable, its unlikely say a 12 year old as racing-mad as Lewis would approach a Lavaggi for example. I agree it could be D.C there is just something about him.

 

I would piss myself if it was Johnny Hebert, the worlds most happy man.



#25 BorkoF2012

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:29

Sometimes people have their race tickets signed by the winning driver of a memorable GP, then sell them on ebay for $1000.00. 

Another-time a lady with large natural assets had them signed by a driver.

 

Not always worthless.  Not always paper.  :D

:D



#26 Sin

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:32

Alexander Kaschte signed his CDs for me..... then a month later he turned out to be an asshole and even tho I was a big fangirl I disliked him since then so the autograph is not worth anything for me anymore.... but I would like to have autographs of a few current drivers...

 

however if I ever get to a race and don't get an autograph I won't die either :o



#27 DarthWillie

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:36

No doubt it was Vettel , boooooo :-)

Serious it could be any driver at the wrong moment

#28 BorkoF2012

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:40

Yeah, it should also be understandable when driver refuses to sign something, or to take a photo with some fans, they are probably bored to death with autographs since they are signing them all the time



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:41

I'd be very surprised if it was Hill or Herbert. I've met both in Montreal and they were super nice. Hill actually took time to chat with the fans and seemed genuinely pleased to get the attention (this was in 1993).

 

Badoer, on the other hand...



#30 sennafan24

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 17:46

I'd be very surprised if it was Hill or Herbert. I've met both in Montreal and they were super nice. Hill actually took time to chat with the fans and seemed genuinely pleased to get the attention (this was in 1993).

 

 

 

I have been told Herbert is as genuine as they come from people who have met him away from the cameras. I am sure the same can be said about Hill



#31 Jimisgod

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:00

Sounds like Jacques. Schumacher on a bad day?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:01

Serious it could be any driver at the wrong moment

 

Very true, I've seen some of the generally friendliest drivers storming around the place like thunder when things have been going pear shaped.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:02

After all of his recent Lewis gushing, I'm going for Johnny Herbert.  I'm only saying that because he is so nice about Lewis that he must have been mean to him on one occasion. Nobody can be that perfect. Genuinely I've no idea.

 

Also as this almost a double topic, I've had good and bad experiences with getting driver autographs. I always try and have a suitable print to hand for the driver to sign. When I got my first autographs I had to improvise when I realised that I didn't have anything with me apart from my Ferrari cap. Luckily I was at the front in the Ferrari queue so I got my Ferrari cap signed by both Alonso and Massa. There was even a picture taken at the point that Alonso was signing my cap.

 

I've just spent the afternoon at the picture framing shop to select the frame for my personally signed Vettel print. :blush:



#34 MikeV1987

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:03

My first guess was Schumi.



#35 DarthWillie

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:12

Piquet hired as a boy office? I seem to recall he was loaded?

his parents did not support his racing career, they wanted him to be a tennisplayer. That is why he raced under his mothers name (piquet) and not his real name (souto maior)



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:18

Was Schumacher even available for autographs in 1996?



#37 BorkoF2012

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:23

I apologize for off-topic, but does anybody know was Schumacher never wanted to do an interview for Brundle during his grid walks when he was in Ferrari?


Edited by BorkoF2012, 05 October 2013 - 18:28.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:28

I've always thought getting asked for autographs must be one of the worst things about being famous. You might get asked for your autograph literally a thousand times in a year if you were an F1 driver, and the one time you thought "Jesus Christ I've scribbled my name on paper 50 times already today" is the one time that kid is going to be pissed and talk about what a dick you were.

 

As for the topic at hand, I doubt it was JV like so many are thinking, simply because if it was 1996 he was in pre-hate the world mode. I bet it was someone we'd never guess like Rosset or Diniz.

 

We can rule out Brundle. No one would remember 17 years later whether they got his or not.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:34

 Blasphemy, how very dare you.

 

Seriously, not heard that one, you got a source.

 

LOL, it could be anyone of the listed drivers. Anyone. The context here is that LH got some extra motivation, and most possibly it does not reflect on the personality of the driver who ignored him. Any of those drivers could have a fxxxxd up day/race/hour/minute when they would have ignored their own crying mommy for an autograph. So yes, it could have been Senna too, the guy was moody and hysteric like a bad mother in law if things were not going his way.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:35

Doubt it was JV, he was actually a really nice guy before BAR took his soul. 



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:41

Come on, surely EVERY driver has passed up giving autographs at one time or another. It could have been any of them and shouldn't be considered a big deal IMO.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:45

I apologize for off-topic, but does anybody know was Schumacher never wanted to do an interview for Brundle during his grid walks when he was in Ferrari?

 

They did a sit down interview together for ITV circa 97/98 and Brundle posed some difficult (but more than fair) questions about Schmacher's ethics and sportsmanship. It was not long after Jerez 97. Schumacher held a grudge ever since.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 18:49

Berger's speciality when at Ferrari was to walk accross public access areas at Monza with his hands in his pockets and try not to give autographs.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:00

Yeah, really important, a famous person writes his/her name on a paper for you..

I would rather have my picture taken with them, As a child I had always wanted to be snapped with Ayrton.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:04

Yeah I'd rather have my picture taken with a driver. I do have a photo of Lewis and Fernando on the podium at Austin on my wall. Would love to have that signed by them both.

My bet would be Schumacher who ignored Lewis.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:23

I think a photo is worth more sentimentally than a autograph, I am going to Silverstone hopefully for the first time next year, and if I can get my mug in the same shot as even a Bianchi or JEV it would make my day.

 

george1981 - I only listed names because it has to be someone memorable, its unlikely say a 12 year old as racing-mad as Lewis would approach a Lavaggi for example. I agree it could be D.C there is just something about him.

 

I would piss myself if it was Johnny Hebert, the worlds most happy man.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was someone who wasn't that successful. I briefly spoke to Luciano Burti on the Thursday before the 2001 spanish GP when he being unveiled to the press having just been sacked by Jaguar and taken on by Prost. In those days with a general admission ticket you get into the pitlane on the Thursday in Spain. I still remember this vividly even though with the best will in the world he wasn't that successful. Had Burti snubbed me he would have been an enemy for life. :)



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:26

Sometimes people have their race tickets signed by the winning driver of a memorable GP, then sell them on ebay for $1000.00. 

Another-time a lady with large natural assets had them signed by a driver.

 

There's a story in a book about Terry Labonte.  A hottie in Daisy Dukes asked him to sign her shirt, and he suggested that he should sign her derriere instead.  She turned around and he did so.

 

The mechanic who observed the scene said to Labonte, when she went off, "she is going to be so mad when she finds that you wrote with your finger..."

 



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:28

Maybe it was caught on video, to the archives!



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:35

Senna ignored the young Massa asking for an autograph.

 

Reuteman ignored Piquet at Interlagos, when Nelson was hired as a boy office to wipe the floor and clean his car.

Later Piquet swore to defeat Reuteman in F1... and he did.

 

Piquet also completed this little cycle by ignoring Senna, then a British FFord driver, when they were introduced at the 1981 Belgian GP (IIRC).I ca

 

I can't wait for Felipe Nasr to break the news that Massa ignored him in 2008 or so.


Edited by midgrid, 05 October 2013 - 19:35.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 19:37

Sometimes people have their race tickets signed by the winning driver of a memorable GP, then sell them on ebay for $1000.00. 

Another-time a lady with large natural assets had them signed by a driver.

 

Not always worthless.  Not always paper.  :D

I presume SHE didn't sell them on e-Bay. Post and packaging being a potential issue here...