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#1 H0R

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 20:20

Race car drivers are athletes and have to follow a strict diet regimen, regardless how much they do or don't like it. In this of season however I seem to come across more food and drinks related posts than ever on drivers' social media, everyone's my favorite mexican channeling his inner Jamie Oliver being the most recent.

Which got me thinking: Who is a foodie on wheels, who simply doesn't bother?

 

As far as I know Sainz is quite a foodie, O'Ward definitely is well, Norris is a picky eater (although an enthusiastic one and a bit of a sucker for biscuits), Hamilton is vegan, Button (and Ricciardo?) invested in a brewery, while Hinchcliffe and Wickens time and time again confirm the cliché of beer guzzling canadians. Bottas however is a caffeine addict and then of course is the James Hunt school of breakfast.

 

Anything else?



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#2 juicy sushi

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 20:40

Jimmy Johnson definitely has a fondness for winery tours where he can make someone else drive.  



#3 Jim Thurman

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 20:52

I dislike the term "foodie", but E.J. Viso and Oriol Servia come to mind. Viso admitted a great fondness for arepas, but hoped his trainer didn't overhear that   ;)



#4 JimmyClark

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 22:37

There's Jarno Trulli and his winery.

#5 LittleChris

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 22:41

Sandro Nannini and his addiction to coffee and cigarettes (not that he ever looked guilty when partaking of either)



#6 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 23:29

Patrese collected model trains.



#7 ANF

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 23:38

Kimi Antonelli seems to be a food lover, just look at the way he spreads the squacquerone.



#8 GlenWatkins

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 23:53

2 time IndyCar champion Alex Palou is a fan of fried chicken.

 

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#9 MaxScelerate

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 00:09

Well, Jacques Villeneuve used to own a restaurant, the Newtown, but I've no idea if he ever set foot in the kitchen or if it was just to have a place to party on Crescent street during the Montreal GP... (?)



#10 Afterburner

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 01:48

Augusta Farfus is OBSESSED with RC planes, so much so that he bought an actual airplane hangar in which to store his collection and fly them.

#11 Gambelli

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 05:50

Patrese collected model trains.

 

Patrese's wife always looked good enough to eat! :)



#12 AustinF1

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 06:42

Danny Ricciardo loves some Austin BBQ, burgers, and Texas Football, but doesn't seem guilty about it.



#13 Mark A

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 07:31

There's Jarno Trulli and his winery.

 

As does Ralf Schumacher.

Ralf Schumacher Wines



#14 Beri

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 08:33

Danny Ricciardo loves some Austin BBQ, burgers, and Texas Football, but doesn't seem guilty about it.

 

As no one should



#15 Peat

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 09:46

Tomas Enge - Weed

Frank Montagny - Charlie

Tomas Scheckter - Hookers 



#16 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 09:47

Patrese's wife always looked good enough to eat! :)

 

https://youtu.be/oIhGJyLR6TI?t=20



#17 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 09:57

Montoya loved donuts and McDonalds I think

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 09:57

Tomas Enge - Weed
Frank Montagny - Charlie
Tomas Scheckter - Hookers


Gardening, Scrutineering & Fishing?

#19 Brackets

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 10:05

It was on this forum that I learned that Jenson Button puts butter in his coffee.

 

 

(In fact, it was on this forum that I learned that there's people that put butter in coffee)



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#20 ensign14

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 10:14

As does Ralf Schumacher.

Ralf Schumacher Wines

Nearly became a madam as well.



#21 Ruusperi

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 10:28

Mika likes his wine and tobacco

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#22 Vesuvius

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 11:07

As does Ralf Schumacher.

Ralf Schumacher Wines


Bottas also has his own wine, it's one of his passions.

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 11:14

As does Ralf Schumacher.

Ralf Schumacher Wines



Rather apt brand name that

#24 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 11:15

There's Jarno Trulli and his winery.


He also runs a model railway shop in Peckham


Trulli Trains








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Posted 31 January 2024 - 11:16

Mika likes his wine and tobacco
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I don’t know why, but I’d be hugely disappointed if he wasn’t smoking the WEST brand…

#26 absinthedude

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 12:08

Michael Schumacher would celebrate the end of a title winning season with a cigar. I believe he once shared one of his cigars with Damon Hill, who didn't enjoy smoking it. 

 

In his book "To Hell And Back", Niki Lauda mentions smoking weed gave him a flashback to the time he nearly died after his 1976 accident. I don't recall any photos of him smoking anything when he was racing but during his first and his final retirement he was often seen with a cigarette.

 

Jan Magnussen was a big time tobacco smoker, to the extent that it really pissed Jackie Stewart off when he drove for the Stewart team. As far as I know, Jan still smokes. 

 

Jean Alesi is another vineyard owning (ex) driver....hasn't he owned a well respected vineyard since the mid 90s?

 

Keke Rosberg was, of course, a voracious smoker. But times were different then.

 

In addition to his breakfast habits, James Hunt was a highly respected champion budgie breeder. 

 

Elio de Angeils was a concert pianist. During the drivers' strike of 1982 when they locked themselves inside a hotel, he kept everyone entertained by playing piano.

 

Isn't Sergio Perez quite the stockmarket player?

 

Charles Leclerc has been known to play piano on his youtube channel, so I assume that's quite an interest for him.



#27 LittleChris

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 13:45

 

Isn't Sergio Perez quite the stockmarket player?

 

 

 

Eddie Irvine was / is very much involved in the markets to the point where he was a millionaire from his investments prior to his F1 debut.



#28 Collombin

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 13:51

In his book "To Hell And Back", Niki Lauda mentions smoking weed gave him a flashback to the time he nearly died after his 1976 accident. I don't recall any photos of him smoking anything when he was racing but during his first and his final retirement he was often seen with a cigarette


I've seen a pre-Nürburgring pic of him in Ferrari gear smoking a small cigar. The lung damage from the crash surprisingly didn't put an end to his smoking days.

#29 Viryfan

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 13:54

Mika likes his wine and tobacco
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I can certify first hand that Mika is a huge White wine lover.

#30 Hinkypunk

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 14:10

Isn't Tsunoda's dream to open a restaurant one day?



#31 aportinga

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 14:10

Mika likes his wine and tobacco

mika-smoking.jpg

 

Pretty sure we saw Mika by himself at a Wing joint in Indianapolis at one of the first USGPs.

 

I don't prefer to bother famous people so I failed to find out but it sure did look like him and others noticed as well.



#32 Grippy

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 15:40

Yuki Tsunoda really likes his food, as mentioned a couple of times in this UK ch4 interview;

 



#33 Dolph

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 15:50

There's Jarno Trulli and his winery.

 

Also Alesi and Ralf Schumacher



#34 Dolph

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 15:53

It was on this forum that I learned that Jenson Button puts butter in his coffee.

 

 

(In fact, it was on this forum that I learned that there's people that put butter in coffee)

 

 

I heard of this idea last week in the context of reducing you appetite during intermittent fasting.



#35 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 15:58

I heard about butter in coffee as the sailors in the old days used that instead of milk which spoiled too fast, not sure if an urban myth.



#36 Gambelli

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 21:06

 

Yep.... thats the clip! :)



#37 messy

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 21:21

I remember back in the late 1990s all the magazines etc made a big deal of Jan Magnussen being a smoker as if he was the only driver who’d ever go anywhere near a cigarette in this age of superhuman Michael Schumacher level athletes. Now in hindsight we know that was rubbish - loads of them still smoked, loads of them. Not least Schumacher himself with his cigars, Hakkinen, Frentzen, Salo…I feel a bit sorry for Magnussen, he got so much bad press and never really stood a chance.

They’re human, and I bet loads of them like to indulge a bit in the off season, like to go out and be a bit daft (see Sergio Perez after Monaco), but mostly they’re able to do it without being ‘outed’ in a way that’s detrimental to their perfectly crafted image as boring robots.

#38 JacnGille

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 22:17

There's Jarno Trulli and his winery.

And Mario Andretti.



#39 Gambelli

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 01:42

And Mario Andretti.

 

...and Michael Andretti owns a hobby F1 team......



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#40 AustinF1

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 01:51

As no one should

Indeed!



#41 AustinF1

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 01:57

It was on this forum that I learned that Jenson Button puts butter in his coffee.

 

 

(In fact, it was on this forum that I learned that there's people that put butter in coffee)

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 02:06

Frentzen also loved a gasper - Rothmans, B&H, whatever was on the car he smoked it  :smoking:



#43 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 09:21

I’m surprised that so many recent drivers are smokers. I though Keke was the last.

#44 danmills

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 09:28

Michael Schumacher would celebrate the end of a title winning season with a cigar. I believe he once shared one of his cigars with Damon Hill, who didn't enjoy smoking it. 

 

In his book "To Hell And Back", Niki Lauda mentions smoking weed gave him a flashback to the time he nearly died after his 1976 accident. I don't recall any photos of him smoking anything when he was racing but during his first and his final retirement he was often seen with a cigarette.

 

Jan Magnussen was a big time tobacco smoker, to the extent that it really pissed Jackie Stewart off when he drove for the Stewart team. As far as I know, Jan still smokes. 

 

Jean Alesi is another vineyard owning (ex) driver....hasn't he owned a well respected vineyard since the mid 90s?

 

Keke Rosberg was, of course, a voracious smoker. But times were different then.

 

In addition to his breakfast habits, James Hunt was a highly respected champion budgie breeder. 

 

Elio de Angeils was a concert pianist. During the drivers' strike of 1982 when they locked themselves inside a hotel, he kept everyone entertained by playing piano.

 

Isn't Sergio Perez quite the stockmarket player?

 

Charles Leclerc has been known to play piano on his youtube channel, so I assume that's quite an interest for him.

 

Budgie breeder and smuggler...



#45 absinthedude

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 10:39

I think Jan Magnussen ended up talked about so much for a couple of reasons.

 

I know people who used to hang out with him in his F3 days, and he would often be seen in his local pub pretty much chain smoking in the evening. It seems his habit for cigarettes was quite a large one, more so than other drivers at the time who were occasional smokers. Schumacher enjoyed an end of season cigar but stayed away from them from January until the season closer. 

 

The other thing is that Jan drove for Jackie Stewart in F1, and JYS is definitely very anti-smoking. He has always found it disgusting and always advocated that people give up. Having a heavy smoking driver in his team, in an age when young people were far less likely to smoke than in the 60s, irked Jackie. It didn't help that Jan wasn't exactly setting the world on fire with his driving and was refusing to take advice from JYS and even Rubens about correct lines through corners etc. 

 

Frenzten might have enjoyed a Rothmans or two, but he wasn't flaunting it down the Fox & Duck every evening. 



#46 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 11:30

Bourdais was and may still be a smoker.



#47 midgrid

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 11:36

I’m surprised that so many recent drivers are smokers. I though Keke was the last.

 

I think Pedro de la Rosa was the most recent regular smoker, although I suspect some still will partake every so often, and away from cameras and social media (especially if you include cigars and other "luxury" methods of smoking).



#48 Ragingjamaican

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 11:42

Raikkonen with some alcohol. 

 

https://www.gpblog.c...han-sport-.html

 

It was actually the 2012 season I'm sure, as it's stated he ends up on the podium in Spain behind Maldonado and Alonso



#49 JacnGille

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 17:53

Never knew that Denny Hulme smoked til I saw a pic on Facebook recently.


Edited by JacnGille, 01 February 2024 - 22:57.


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Posted 01 February 2024 - 18:56

It was on this forum that I learned that Jenson Button puts butter in his coffee.

 

 

(In fact, it was on this forum that I learned that there's people that put butter in coffee)

 

WTF????