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.)
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is upon us! No, not Christmas, silly. It’s Movember, the follicular fundraising juggernaut with an emphasis on men’s health and facial furniture. This year
McLaren MocLaren and GP3 team Koiranen GP Moiranen GP have embraced the ‘tache with these fine, if fake, stickered efforts. (As we all know, cars cannot grow hair, facial or otherwise, so we’ll let them off. Also, it’s for charideeeeeeee!)
Dear Team Ferrari, this beard/moustache competition is going too far…….
Looks like the larval form of Mothra fell asleep on his face in Suzuka and hitched a ride all the way to Noida.
Sergio Pérez seen here in India at the mercy of F1BEARDWATCH’s nemesis Gillette. While we’re not certain if Checo would have preferred to keep his low-slung stubble, we do believe Bollywood stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Neha Dhupia deserve better than to be window dressing at a sponsor event.
Unless Checo’s face fuzz is the source of all his strength, and his arms have been rendered limp and useless by the application of shaving foam.
Damn you, Gillette. Damn you.
"I don’t think the girls like this fuzzy face, you know. A lot of girls out there fancy you and they’re not liking it, that’s the Twitter I’m getting."
So, we have our answer: it’s a fangirl deterrent. Not a very successful one, we’d say.
"Something I have noticed at Ferrari is that Movember seems to have come early! A lot of the mechanics are sporting rather impressive moustaches, not least Rob Smedley; he’s gone for the whole ‘ginger pirate’ look. […] There does seem to be some sort of Ferrari related joke, because there are a lot of Sauber mechanics with very pronounced moustaches as well."-Ted Kravitz spots what F1BEARDWATCH has been on the case of for weeks. Perhaps now he can finally start asking the hard questions; is it for a bet? Is it a protest? Isn’t it a bit itchy in the heat? Have they all forgotten when Movember is (November)…?
OOF. The Smedley beard is taking on a life of it’s own!
We at F1BEARDWATCH find it hard to believe that Rob Smedley would forget to pack his razor two F1 weekends in a row, so we can now safely assume the auburn facewarmer is deliberate. We have a few suggestions for his next move:
- Buy an acoustic guitar and join a folk rock band.
- Buy an acoustic guitar and become a busker.
- Buy an acoustic guitar and record a delicate, heartbreaking cover of a hit from the 70s or 80s, to be used in this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.
Our nemesis Gillette is doing its best to keep Bruno Senna’s face as smooth as a baby’s bottom, but we have to admit that this is a natty little kit. Meanwhile, fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr offers a ‘shopped look at his world-shaking beardliness.