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A new F1 season is upon us yet again, and it is time to get to know the new and not-so-new 22 fellas who shall amaze, inspire, irk, annoy, baffle, confound and emotionally-torture us for one whole year through an exercise of brevity otherwise known as the medium of Twitter-style Poetry:
Seb is a champ, that much is known
He may be flawed, & he damn can own
His job: to race, to fight, to win
Being talented isn’t a sin.
RBR’s new guy is called Dan
To the Aussies, he’s the man
His smile can be seen from outer space
But he’s serious as heck in a race
He does all he can
Just let him drive, man
Don’tcha wish your driver’s H.A.M like him?
Who chases a win even if chances are slim?
The dilemma of Nico
Is to downplay looks that makes fans go loco
From the track to the pitwall
He’s the fairest of them all
Mind the talent!
They call him Kimster
Poker-faced Finnish gangster
Cold as fire, hot as ice
Mind his mumblings, they’re quite wise
He knows what he’s doing.
The Samurai of Formula 1
His brand of tactics? 2nd to none
You must always give him space
Or get a taste of his gameface
Psych wars, ahead!
This lad’s quite spiffy in the wet
And he’s the Brits’ 2nd bet
On track he employs stealth
Off track he values health
Give him proper grip!
This McLaren rookie named Kevin
May be young, but he ain’t messin’
First race, p2, this Dane is great
Will a WDC be in his fate?
1st lap nutcase, Smiley Giraffe
That once made plenty on-track gaffe
He was mellowed by his son
& now he is Lotus’ de facto no.1
He may have a reputation
That he brings on-track aggravation
So now this Venezuelan laddie
Has become F1’s fave baddie
What will he do next?
Talent & potential? He sure has them
Eye of the Tiger should be his anthem
Hulk is his nickname
Intense racing is his game
He was on a high then on a low
A bad year doesn’t mean this lad’s slow
New team & new chance for Checo
His partner? Superfast Nico
He missed out on an RBR drive
But with STR he’ll continue to strive
Step up JEV & prove your worth
You just might have a racing rebirth
Daniil may look wet between the ears
But he races with no fears
He deftly stole Vettel’s record
Without causing any discord
For years he was Smedley’s guy
A bromance/partnership money can’t buy
New team, new start & new hope
Let’s see if Felipe can cope
Cool when needed, nerves of steel
This Finn’s steady behind the wheel
A hashtag? He is so much more
Ready to show what he has in store
He’s the odd German out
Who doesn’t hold much clout
The other 3 are going rampant
He doesn’t need to go stagnant
Find the fight, Adrian!
He can rival Nando’s eyebrows
Had mild highs & rather bum lows
Sophomore year for young Esteban
Can he become Sauber’s main man?
Now the Banzai Power is back
Expect to see an all-out attack
Kamui’s sweet but he’s also spicy
His on-track tactics? Borderline dicey
He’s the new Swede on the block
Eager to show he’s fast on the clock
He gets to race a car so green
Can he get points, is he that keen?
The 3rd Frenchman of the lot
He hasn’t yet shown all that he’s got
Push on, Jules & just drive
You can keep your points dream alive
This lad Max is a noob no more
Time to show us what he’s got in store
Yes he can finish every race
But a point sure would be ace
Step it up!
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