Well done Lewis – well done indeed!
I’m a long time reader of your blog and GP+ subscriber Joe, but I almost never comment. The balance and fairness in your reporting is like a breath of fresh air compared to the obvious click-bait nonsense which appears elsewhere. Please keep it up.
Happy Christmas and ‘see you’ in 2017.
I guess the definition of click-bait is (to some degree) subjective, but I wouldn’t categorise this, or any other of Joe’s excellent blogs as such. You are however quite entitled to your view – it makes absolutely no difference to me.
Maybe 10 years ago, but I would hardly call Time cutting edge these days, instead they, like most outlets, have succumbed to commercial pressures and chase the numbers game.
I mean what has Lewis Hamilton actually done this year? He isn’t involved in any political movement, he isn’t a controversial character (outside of F1), he hasn’t affected change in society in any way – he’s just well liked by a large section of fans.
And that is fine. But it also shows the lack of substance that Time used to have.
Big congratulations to Lewis. I know he has his faults but he is a superb racing driver that races with his heart and has quite deservedly attained the recognition you get by appearing on the front cover of Time magazine. PS congrats Nico, hope you have a safe and happy future with you family.
Which other drivers on the grid would get that treatment, Alonso maybe…..
Whether he is liked or not, for F1 to break into new markets it NEEDS characters like Lewis who build bridges between F1 and other segments of society. I’m sure there is better way of saying that but my grammar has deserted me today, again…..
I thought this was a joke at first, that you’d photoshopped the image to reflect your respect for the guy. It’s real. Wow. Unexpected. I used to write for Time Magazine back in my 20s – the cover is a Big Deal.
You know, I was once Time’s man of the year.
Pretty much everyone stopped reading the mag b4 then though.
I don’t even see it at my dentist’s office anymore. Everyone is on their smart phones now. Don’t think it’ll make a lick of difference, but hey, good on him for wanting to be the face of f1.
“Time” is the 13th largest magazine in the United States and they do not often have entertainment celebrities on the cover. Jim Clark made it in 1965 and Dale Earnhardt in 2001 when he died. Huge indeed