Thursday, 16 April 2009

Formula One

Now Formula One racing is hardly the bastion of fashion - more eurotrash than designer intelligentsia. Nor, surprisingly is it fodder for film. The last real motor racing film of note was Winning by Paul Newman mainly due to his good looks I'm sure.
However Formula One does provide a rich seam of stories, sub plots and generally skull duggery to warrant a film. Take the orgy participation President of the FIA, the soon to be divorced-and-having-to-pay-through-his-nose for it F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, the egos of the drivers and all the glam girls surrounding them. F1 is a bastion of male supremacy untouched or unsullied by female hands or the advancement of equality.
When the McLaren team boss Ron Dennis quit F1 today he said,
"I admit I'm not always easy to get on with. I admit I've always fought hard for McLaren in Formula 1," he said.
"I doubt if (FIA president) Max Mosley or (F1 supremo) Bernie Ecclestone will be displeased by my decision."
Sub text - they are out to get me!! I hate you all!! I can imagine lost of fist thumping on garage doors, desk tops and women wafting around in Cavalli. We'll have Monza with Milan and the Dolomites as a backdrop and some great trashy party in Monaco. Now all I need is someone to bankroll it....


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there!! I'm sure I've seen the Paul Newman film, Winning-I came into it about halfway through and I remember I did like it!!

Enep said...

yeah, great film.


La Belette Rouge said...

I never saw it. I think the only film I ever saw him in was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Have I missed out?

coco said...

I think I should date an F1 driver. With all that money lying around I'd buy some stunning clothes. More Lanvin than Cavalli.
And he looks so handsome in that pic.

Hammie said...

"F1 is a bastion of male supremacy untouched or unsullied by female hands"

You're right, in fact I have never even noticed the hands on any female connected to F1.

(there is another asset entirely on show)


Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

I'll join you but only if we can be grid girls in short-shorts and lucite platforms, I do a mean flag dance.

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