Managers vs. Parents
July 16, 2009 3 Comments
It’s curious how during the GP2 television coverage we only see the driver’s managers and never their parents.
For example, this past weekend at the German GP we were bombarded with Willi Weber images during Hulkenberg’s exhibition (somewhat excessive, in my opinion).
In other races, we have seen various managers-agents at the wall or in the pits… most notably Oksana (Petrov’s manager), Nicolas Todt, Adrián Fernández (Sergio Pérez), even some ex-drivers (Piquet, Hamilton)… and Flavio, of course. But we have never seen a “dad”.
In F1 we are completely used to seeing the faces of Anthony Hamilton, Luiz Antonio Massa and John Button – apart from the occasional wife/girlfriend.
Just a curiosity, since I would think it makes more sense the other way around!
GP2 drivers are younger and should have family around, while F1 drivers are made men, but they bring their dads along to every race…. or at least that’s how we see it from the TV set.