Well, we at F1BEARDWATCH cannot criticise Nelson for having a bumfluff moustache in his younger days; in fact, it was quite the healthy, dense specimen. However, this does not change the fact that, in combination with that wavy seventies mop, it made him look as though he should’ve been playing bass for Rod Stewart and selling merchandise out of the back of a knackered Transit van.
We at F1BEARDWATCH have finally gotten our hands on the Rush Blu-Ray, rejoice! We were pleased to find a lovely shot of our Patron Saint Harald Ertl - as played by Tom Wlaschiha - loitering in the back of shot during the feature Race For The Chequered Flag: The Making Of Rush. He seems to be thinking “SOON.”
"SOON MY BEARD WILL TAKE OVER THIS FEATURE/THE WORLD," maybe.
We at F1BEARDWATCH wake bleary-eyed from our winter slumber to the glorious sight of Timo Glock displaying his full, bristly plumage on the cover of Germany’s DMAX magazine. Look at him, all rugged and hairy, like he’s going to hike up a mountain and fell a redwood just by nuzzling it. Phwoar! Ahem.
Look, Braun, we have enough to deal with thanks to Gillette. Stop it.
“Movember treated me well this year. Only took 24 years to grow.”
We at F1BEARDWATCH suspect that Daniel used Movember merely as an excuse to not shave for ages - his mo’ being much less impressive than the rest of his chin fur - but we deeply appreciate the before-during-and-after collage, as well as his self-deprecating caption.
(P.S. Top right is our favourite.)
Some debate but Timo says it’s a real beard! I’m impressed for one.
Has he been gone too long to qualify for F1BeardWatch?
We at F1BEARDWATCH meant to remark upon Mr. Glock’s ever developing Proper Beard some time ago, but in all honesty, we have been a bit shit lately. Timo’s Teutonic t…facial hair absolutely deserves a spot here (and we also think there must have been something in the West German water back in the day).
Este açuleraaaa… /// the champ…#Vettel
- From Ruben’s Instagram
Speaking of fuzz gravitating together…
By the way, we must applaud Sebastian on what is easily his strongest beard so far. A little bottom heavy, but we can’t fault the effort.
When Jenson’s drivers’ parade car failed in Austin, his beard went into action. To preserve the dignity of its host (and get said host back to the paddock in good time), it helped him gravitate towards another fuzz-bearer. They’re stronger in packs, you know.
F1BEARDWATCH would also like to add that it is pleased to see Jenson rebelling so emphatically against our nemesis Gillette.
Struggling folk musician Rob Smedley presented the Team Identity award at the F1 in Schools award ceremony last night. Of course, the beard took centre stage. (Watch his appearance here.)
Rubens Barrichello gets his stock car and his family in on Novembro Azul (Movember in Brazil) with some ‘tache fakery.
We at F1BEARDWATCH are not in the habit of reporting on the follicular activities of the feeder series - mainly because the drivers are generally unable to produce more than the faintest of bumfluff - but we simply must make an exception for GP3’s Rob Cregan, seen here in Abu Dhabi showing off a most impressive beard.
(HT to @kateafan for the tip!)
Rob Smedley’s conversion to a folk musician sadly didn’t get him the coveted John Lewis Christmas ad spot.
(For the record, he would’ve done a heartbreaking, Boro-accented, acoustic cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” over the story of a forgotten scarf.)