F1 drivers in one word

I don’t have time to do a proper post today (partly because I am still recovering from the cold I got last week). So in lieu of a proper post, here is a fun game that I saw on my favourite Formula 1 blog, F1Fanatic. (Even in November, Keith Collantine is managing to write several F1-related posts every day!)

Describe each driver in one word.

I managed to mess up my comment a little bit — I forgot about the last two drivers, so those answers remained from the list I copy-n-pasted from. So here are my answers.

Fernando Alonso – Winner
Lewis Hamilton – Impatient
Giancarlo Fisichella – Ageing
Heikki Kovalainen – Promising
Felipe Massa – Nepotism
Kimi Raikkonen – Playboy
Jenson Button – Plucky
Rubens Barrichello – Slowing
Nick Heidfeld – Quick
Robert Kubica – Fortunate
Ralf Schumacher – Rubbish
Jarno Trulli – Train
David Coulthard – Trusty
Mark Webber – Unlucky
Nico Rosberg – Potential
Alexander Wurz – Rusty
Kazuki Nakajima – Fore!
Vitantonio Liuzzi – Overlooked
Scott Speed – Misnomer
Sebastian Vettel – Fast
Adrian Sutil – Unknown
Christijan Albers – Nice
Markus Winkelhock – Leader
Sakon Yamamoto – Loadsamoney?
Takuma Sato – Kamikaze
Anthony Davidson – Anonymous


  1. “Scott Speed – Misnomer” I got that!
    I have one for Adrian Sutil: “Sutil” means subtle in spanish, which suits him very well…

  2. Even in November, Keith Collantine is managing to write several F1-related posts every day!

    Thanks! Coming up soon:

    Enrico Bertaggia: We hardly knew ye
    Which crisps flavour would each driver be?
    Interview with Nick Heidfeld’s beard

    “Scott Speed – Misnomer” is genius by the way.

  3. What about driver’s lucky items of clothing? DC apparently had lucky pants once upon a time, and Wurz had lucky boots I think (one red, one blue), surely Fisi has a lucky cardigan or something…