One-time F1 champion driver Kimi Raikonnen is famously bullshit-free;  while driving for Ferrari a few years back, he got irritated by the constant stream of advice and orders coming over the radio from the pit wall team, and uttered the immortal line:  “Leave me alone;  I know what I’m doing.”   He finished on the podium, driving a car that was truthfully speaking nowhere near the level of his competitors’.

And he’s back in the headlines today, posting this pic:

For those not in the know, that’s one-time F1 champion James Hunt in characteristic pose (missing only a pit bunny on his errr  arm to make it completely accurate), while on the right is Mr. Woke, Lewis Hamilton.

Now the Hamilton fanbois are going to point out that whereas Hunt and Raikonnen only won the F1 championship once each, Our Lewis has won it six times.   (In their defense:  Hunt and Raikonnen won their respective championships driving cars that were charitably called “competitive” at the time, whereas Hamilton is driving a Mercedes which has outstripped all other cars by a wide margin, for the past four or five years at least.)

Whatever.  Raikonnen is in the right, while Hamilton is left — far Left, with his BLM-kneeling and wokey T-shirts.

I wish Hunt were alive today:  he’d piss all over that T-shirt, probably while Hamilton was still wearing it.


  1. Mostly I miss Kimi’s calm, mumbled, incomprehensible responses in the podium press conference. They were highly entertaining. and before James became posthumous world champion he was known as “Hunt – the – shunt”. Shunt being British for major Crash.

    But both more fun than boring old Lewisk

  2. You do Hamilton’s talent a disservice. Certainly he is aided by having one of the better cars on track but you should compare him with Bottas, who often gets beaten, particularly by Verstappen. Talent always shows.

  3. Mr Hunt might not have a pit bunny on his arm , but it looks like he has one coming up on the left.

  4. “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing”, and ending up on the podium shows he did know what he was doing , as Danny Sullivan showed when he was spinning out on the back straight and going on to win the Indianapolis 500 in 1985.

    And I can’t think of a racing driver in the last sixty years who would have dressed as Hamilton did for that photo, or be caught dead riding on a kid’s scooter. Skate board, maybe, particularly after 1975, but not a scooter.

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