We thought it would be a good idea to revivie the Wacky Races 2010 article below ready for 2012.
We all know the various drivers and their characteristics, so who better than to allow our favorite cartoon to enlighten you of each individual f1 driver
Get ready for the 2012 Wacky Races
This season was one of the greatest seasons of all time. But I can’t help but notice some connections with the great Hanna Barbara cartoon Wacky Races.
In a light hearted manner I reveal the real characters behind the 2010 season
Car 00 – Fernando Alonso
Normally driven by Dick Dastardly and Mutley in the Mean Machine from Wacky Races
Certainly Fernando caused some real concern when it appeared that his predictions of “I’m going to win the championship”, when he was already46 points behind caused some concern as we had to wonder did he have a dirty trick up his sleeve? Well we didn’t see any oil slicks or diversion signs, but we did see team orders at Ferrari with the immortal words of “Alonso is faster than you” to team mate Massa. Sneaky tactics? Well maybe with the small fine, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali was sniggering in the background like a true “Mutley” from Wacky Races.
Car 1 – HRT team
The Slag Brothers in the Bouldermobile from Wacky Races
Unfortunately the new Spanish HRT team didn’t make much of an impact in its first season of F1. To suggest the car was a bit of a Bouldermobile would be cruel, but it certainly didn’t show a great amount of pace
Car 2 – Mark Webber
Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe.
Mark Webber was the peoples favorite for the majority of the year, but then suddenly he changed into the Creepy Coupe. Accusations of Vettel being the favored driver and some really awful qualifying and half hearted driving in the final race of the season made Webber turn from a potential champion into a downhearted rival to Vettel. Certainly the rivalry with Vettel gave Webber the number 2, the Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe
Car 3 – Rubens Barrichelo
Professor Pat Pending in the Convert-a-car from Wacky Races
With years of experience and with recent success at Braun in 2009, Barrichello seems to get the most out of any vehicle he is given. Of course several years back Alain Prost was known as the professor. But in his absence Rubens Barrichello has pulled levers and all sorts of clever tactics to stay near the top of his game of a number of years. He seems to Convert-a-car from being an average to a great car on more than one occasion this year.
Car 4 – Felipe Massa
Red Max in the Crimson Haybailer.
If ever there was a car that lacked personality on the track and was coloured in crimson red it must be Ferrari’s driver Felipe Massa in 2010. After a great few seasons the Brazilian has really lost pace and played second fiddle to the mighty Alonso. Understandably when the team keep telling you “Alonso Dastardly is faster then you!”…while a Domenicali mutley snigger is heard in the background.
Car 5 – Lewis Hamilton
Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat
Lewis has turned into a very pretty driver with his earrings this season. With his pussycat doll girlfriend….. Penelope Pitstop – I mean Pussycat Doll Nicole – (actuallly thats now all of in 2012)
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me, must be ringing in his head as he drives around in the “Compact Pussycat car 5″ ready for the cameras at the finish line. Wasn’t his best season as maybe the glamour took the shine off his concentration at times. (advice – bring back dad!)
Car 6 – Michael Schumacher
Sarge Blast and Pvt. Meekleyin the Army Surplus Special from Wacky Races
We were pleased to see the Sergent back in Formula one, but no-one expected it to be a season of smashing and crashing other cars. I lost count of how many crashes Schumacher caused, but it was if the race became a war zone until the last few races of the season where some old form was found. Sarge Blast Schumacher blasts anything within range…..was the talk of the paddock. Under the direction of Captain Ross Schumacher may still be a threat next season – hopefully due to out-driving and not blasting the opposition.
Car 7 - Sebastian Vettel
Ant Hill Mob in the Bullet Proof Bomb (Chug-a-Boom).
If ever a German looked like he had more Chug-a-Boom then the rest of the field when it matters, Vettel was that man. He really had a car than ended up being bullet proof – just. A worthy champion under an incredibly difficuly season of Wacky Racing. Though with the complete Red Bull Mob behind him sorry Imeant Ant Hill Mob behind him he had to succeed according to Webber
Car 8 – Nico Hulkenberg
Lazy Luke and Blubber Bear in the Chug-a-bug.
How can the Incredible Hulkenberg act as if he is a world champion contender at one race and the next minute he’s barely making qualifying round 2? Maybe a bit of Lazy Luke? So did he have a lot more than he let us believe? Williams obviously thought so with his departure!
Car 9 – Jenson Button
Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from Wacky Races
Previous world champion Jenson Button is the only man who can drive a race on soft tyres for almost the whole race as seen in Abu Dhabi. Button is very kind to his car and often has perfect tyres in contrast to team mate Lewis.
Car 10 Jarno Trulli
Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon.
Trulli didn’t have his most exciting races, but he does always look like he needs a shave. He mad up the field a little like Rufus Ruffcut in the Buzzwagon
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