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Formula 1 trembles as Karun Chandhok tests positive for H.R.T. !

Mayank Grover
2.39K   //    09 Mar 2010, 01:04 IST

Have doctors ordered ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’ for Indian F1 driver K.C. ? Don’t panic – Karun Chandhok isn’t going through menopause. These are just the stupid initials for Hispania Racing Team (HRT), which Karun has just signed up for!

HRT SCAN of karun

HRT SCAN of karun

Well, I will take my author’s credit for the above headline quote : )
But here are some amazing quotes from real Formula 1 blokes over the years:

? “Drivers are just interchangeable light bulbs – you plug them in and they do the job”. (Teddy Mayer, McLaren)

? “Break a leg.” (A Grid Girl gives best wishes to Michael Schumacher pre-race at 1999 British GP). A few hours later Michael was in a hospital with his leg in plaster, following an early race shunt. Best example in grammar books for Irony?

? “Racing drivers have balls, unfortunately, none of them are crystal.”
(David Coulthard).

? “Welcome to the Piranha club.”
(Ron Dennis to Eddie Jordan when Jordan joined F1)

? “Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines.”
(Enzo Ferrari)

? “Finishing second means you are the first person to lose.”
(Gilles Villeneuve)

? “It would be a personal victory for me to convince Senna that there are more things in life rather than just racing”.
(Alain Prost)

? “With Senna,I learned how things should be done. With Mansell I learned how things mustn’t be done”
(Mika Hakkinen-1995)

? “Spa is a good race I would have enjoyed to be in myself – Pure skill. I would like to be racing now. It is the safest and best paid time to be racing. If I lived in America I could sue my mother for having me too early- for the loss of income!”
(Nikki Lauda -1997)

? “The difference between the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost vs. mine with Michael is that I was never held in esteem by Michael.”
(Damon Hill on M Schumacher)

? “I refuse being taught to run my business by a total incompetent”
(Frank Williams on Jean Marie Ballestre, 1980)

? “They’re just spoiled little brats, that’s what they are!”
(Monza 1983 -A mechanic is asked about his opinion about the drivers’ way of

And the last one is dedicated to the crash gate Spaniard better known as the former world champion who kicked Schumacher out of F1!

? “Well, he borrowed Nigel Mansell’s eyebrows,that’s why he must be so quick.”
(David Coulthard at Spain, 2003, about Alonso)

Stay tuned to my F1 section @ sportskeeda for more .. Formula 1 season 2010 starts on 14th’ March!

Mayank Grover
F1 fanatic,Rally Enthusiast. Been there,done that.
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