Because the standard on this blog was really on a high lately I had to do something to resume normal service. Although I can’t credit this as my idea (if you want someone to blame it’s Twitter), I requested the assistance of my friend and rookie F1 fan Alex to make a little ranking for our entertainment.
Now that the spring is officially here, it’s time to take a look at the new (and old) crop of drivers. The grid has been generous to us so I let her choose from a list of the 22 official drivers with a few worthy reserves included (Pic wasn’t confirmed at the time of writing) and I leave you with the best placed 15.
I don’t actually remember the word sexy being used in this specific request, but this is what it turned out to be, so I’ll let Alex present her reasoning (and don’t forget to vote at the end!)…
Feeling quite frivolous ranking F1 drivers based on their looks, but here we go:
1. Jenson Button*
He was an easy pick since he gathers a lot of the features I prefer: nice jaws, smile lines, clever looking eyes (the colour didn’t weight so much on the decision), ginger beard, lean body. We shouldn’t forget about his British accent… ok, ok, and the blonde hair!
2. Sebastian Vettel
IF with beard on and short hair. On a continuum starting from boy to manly looks, I would locate Sebastian more on the left than on the right (unlike Button). He has a cute smile which goes really well with his blonde hair and blue eyes. And even though he’s not very tall, he does look athletic!
3. Daniel Ricciardo
If I were on the job of picking the cutest guy in F1, I would definitely choose Ricciardo! His endearing and ever-present smile brings him a lot of charm! (also his humble and friendly attitude, but let’s stick only to the looks!)
4. Lewis Hamilton
I think his tattoo sleeve has a bit of an influence on ranking him as the fourth driver (that’s really sexy!). Other contributors to this decision are his dark eyes and perfect teeth! Should I also mention the dog?
5. Giedo van der Garde
This guy surely is the Ken of F1!
6. Romain Grosjean
He has a shade of a punk look and that makes him cute (I also checked him out with long hair, I would have totally fallen for him a few years ago!)! Add to this the smart, deep blue eyes!
7. Kimi Raikkonen
His facial features make him look tough – that’s sexy and frightening at the same time!
8. Nico Rosberg
Another Ken! I guess in 5 or 10 years he would advance in my hierarchy.
9. Fernando Alonso
With the beard on!
10. Adrian Sutil
11. Kamui Kobayashi
12. Kevin Magnussen
13. Antonio Felix da Costa
14. Nico Hulkenberg
15. Valtteri Bottas
… and the list goes on …
In the end, doing what they do qualifies them all for being on such a list (not on my list necessarily, since my friend thinks I’m a bit twisted in order to rank them like this). Courage, discipline, coordination, wise decisions under pressure, love for speed and a drop of madness makes the F1 drivers really sexy men!
*To be fair, the only reason why Dan isn’t nr.1 is because she was forbidden from placing him there. Also for full disclosure she only met the RBR & FI boys, Lewis, Daniil and Kamui in their full unsuited glory so she might be slightly biased.
It seems McLaren takes pole with the IRBR duo locking out the podium. The Mercedes boys are doing a decent job and it seems Romain has really blossomed in all aspects since Kimi left for Ferrari. And just like in testing, the red racesuits are persistent but not really making headlines. There are a few strikingly odd choices, like Sutil in 10th place with the Hulk ranked 14th, JEV 19th and Jules 20th, four places behind Kvyat – Ted would be disappointed. She’s an odd little duck our Alex, isn’t she? 🙂
Feel free to contradict her in the following poll:
*the photos are from various blogs and Twitter profiles so no idea who to credit them to.