Red Bull A to Z part 6 ► Dan’s confusion over the letter X
Doritos are good for breakfast right?
"Ayrton´s qualifying laps were always breathtaking. He was so awesome it was hard to distinguish one bit of awesome from another. He was just a phenomenal racing driver." - Ron Dennis
give ‘em the ol’
“If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the internet. And you can find A LOT of people who don’t like you. I’d like to address some of them now. Babsnlacross, you can suck it. Dianefan, you can suck it. Cougarletter, you can really suck it. ‘Cause all year, you’ve been after me. All year. And to my husband Jeff… I love you and thank you.”
A number one dad, ten out of ten, Dad of the year, gettin laid all year this year, best dad ever, you did it.
Speaking of James’s protégés, Niki probably didn’t know this, but he actually was one (excerpt from Shunt):
Lauda was planning a comeback with Hunt’s old team, McLaren. (…) McLaren was now under new ownership, and a young entrepreneur called Ron Dennis had taken over the team. The takeover had been orchestrated by John Hogan, frustrated by the years of underperformance since Hunt had left.(…)
Bringing Lauda back was Dennis’ idea, not Hogan’s. Hogan was unsure about the wisdom of the decision, and consulted Hunt. Hunt’s Marlboro contract as a global ambassador was worth US$60,000 a year, and it now extended to giving others advice as a consultant.
Part of the new brief was to advise Hogan on drivers, and he consulted him on Lauda. At that time, no retired driver had ever made a successful return to Formula One, and Hogan wasn’t sure it was even possible, as he says: “I asked James, and he was adamant that Lauda could do it. The only question in his mind was his motivation.” But Hunt told Hogan firmly that, if Lauda was motivated, he could be world champion again. Hogan went away and questioned Lauda carefully about his motivations, relaying his answers back to Hunt. When he heard the answers, Hunt was unequivocal, and advised Hogan to sign Lauda. Hogan admits it was Hunt’s advice that won Lauda the drive. Hogan was an enormous admirer of Hunt’s ability to, in his words, “read the game.” In fact, he thought there was no one better at it.
Here’s how that interview probably went:
James: What did he say?
Hogan: He said his motivation was Wednesday…
James: Sign him up!
This makes me laugh. everytime. I will never not reblog this
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