Rosberg: I know one F1 driver who chain smokes
14 November, 2012
The conversation of smoking come up when Rosberg was recalling the last time F1 visited Texas.
The Mercedes driver’s father, the inimitable ‘Flying Finn’ Keke Rosberg, won that 1984 race in Dallas.
“Yes,” Rosberg told Italy’s La Stampa, “it was 40 degrees and while the other drivers wore refrigerated suits, he [Keke] was bare-chested in the sun, smoking a cigarette.
“He had beaten them all before it started,” Nico smiled.
The Italian newspaper said that the behaviour of Rosberg’s father almost 30 years ago would today be “unthinkable”. Indeed, it was believed that the last smokers in F1 were Jan Magnussen at the end of the 90s, or perhaps Mika Salo.
“About the smoking?” Rosberg wondered. “No, you’re wrong – there’s one driver who lights one cigarette after another. I’m not naming names.”
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