F1: DC reveals solution to sunglasses poser

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarSunday, July 12th, 2009

 
 

Why does DC always wear his sunglasses on his head? And what’s on his iPod?

The answers to these crucial questions and more have been revealed in a Q&A the Red Bull driver turned BBC presenter completed for the corporation’s website.

We learn that he is a bit of a heavy metal fan, liking AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Queen as well as bands like Blur, Oasis and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

And he’s not too happy with the spin that quotes from his recent interview with The Scotsman acquired: “I was misquoted recently saying I’d stopped a year too early. I never said that. What I said was I’m happy with the opportunities I had in F1.”

His favourite colleagues have been Martin Brundle (lucky, that) and Mika Hakkinen, while he describes his contretemps with Michael Schumacher at Magny-Cours in 2000, when he expressed disapproval at an unsporting move with an easily-understood one-fingered gesture, as feeling “fantastic”.

“His sense of fair play and mine were different,” he adds.

To learn more about Britain’s highest-ever scoring driver, including his thoughts on having to climb into Ayrton Senna’s race seat after his death, and of course the answer to the sunglasses question, you can read the full interview here.

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