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 Post subject: This explains a lot...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:10 pm 
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I received the following in my F1 group today. Obviously it was written before the events of last weekend and last night, but that makes it even more interesting....

>On the evidence of the past 40 years, the Democrats win elections
>only in years in which a British driver takes the Formula One world
>title, and British drivers only ever win Formula One titles in years
>in which the Democrats take the White House.
>
>The Jimmy Carter-James Hunt ticket did the business in 1976.
>
>In 1992, Nigel Mansell and Bill Clinton saw each other to glory.
>
>In 1996 President Clinton and Damon Hill sent each other
>congratulatory boxes of chocolates in the post.
>
>If only Al Gore had thrown his entire 2000 campaign budget into
>improving David Coulthard's McLaren instead of unconvincing
>advertisements, the world might be a considerably less stroppy place
>today.
>
>In fact, only once since the establishment of a Formula One
>championship has a Democratic election victory been achieved without
>a British driver winning the title. Even then the Australian Jack
>Brabham who scooted to glory did so in a Cooper-Climax - a British
>car.
>
>All this adds to the already considerable pressure on Hamilton's
>young but rapid shoulders. Not only must he contend with the weighty
>hand of sporting history and the feverish expectation of a nation,
>but he alone essentially controls the result of the most important
>election in the world.

I can only add "Thank you Lewis!!"

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