Your essential F1 briefing #26 Dinner
Name Dinner Age It’s about 700 years since the French coined the word disner Appearance Variable in both quality and quantity A bit early to be talking about dinner, isn’t it? I can still taste the toothpaste. For you perhaps, but there’s been a ‘big buzz’ on social media about the Formula 1 drivers going out to dinner together and tweeting a group ‘selfie’ through the GPDA Twitter account. Really? Everyone’s got to eat, you know. You’ll be telling me they don’t put their trousers on one leg at a time next. Quite so, but then Formula 1 drivers don’t really tend to hang around together much nowadays, so it’s actually quite unusual. They’re probably not even allowed to look at a menu without their trainers vetting its gluten content first… Probably not. Anyway, how do you know they don’t hang out together all the time? Maybe they just put on a front of not socialising. Maybe they do wifeswapping as well? Who knows? I dunno – Monaco’s quite a crowded place. There probably aren’t too many prime dogging spots. Moving on. This dinner. Why the fuss? Well, some people think that it was a calculated sign of unity, what with the drivers having sent that sniffy note to the sport’s stakeholders a couple of months ago. Meh. What about wine? Did they have wine? What sort of wine? That’s probably of less import than the matter of who wasn’t in the picture. Who? The sommelier? Keyser Söze? No – Kimi Räikkönen and Kevin Magnussen, to name just two. You’re really overthinking this now. Maybe they had a hot date elsewhere? In the drivers’ press conference in China, Kevin said he was at a Renault ‘do’ elsewhere. I love the way the F1 press corps focuses on what’s really important!
Do say You absolutely must try the roast cauliflower – it’s very low GI… Don’t say Ewww! He eats off his knife!