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    where did this annoying phrase come from, i,ve heard it being used since the early 70s and only F1 drivers down the years seem to use it

    for sure “for sure” it gets on my wick

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    for sure not! I think its quite cool when non-English speakers do it especially Felipe who seems to have made it a trade mark but I’m amazed how much Hamilton Webber and Button use it as well now. It still amuses me more than it annoys me though

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    For sure I agree. For sure is awesome.

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    For sure I agree. For sure is awesome.

    #143420

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    Reminds me of that joke on Juan Pablo Montoya about how many times they could say “one” during an interview.

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    for sure, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh,the only good thing thing thats come out of this post is this clip of jpm

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    For sure, that JPM clip is brilliant, especially the full version.

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    Anyone noticed how Vettel never says it, opting to use ‘Surely’ in it’s place?

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    I’ve noticed both Red Bull drivers, especially Mark, say ‘obviously’ very, very often.

    #143425

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    I remember Mika Häkkinen saying “for sure” a lot, which has carried on with the other Finnish drivers.

    In Finland, everyone learns how to read and write English just about perfectly, but they practise speaking it very little, so they lack confidence. It also goes some way to explaining why their accents are so terrible.

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    Listen to Vettel before a race (in a grid walk or whatever) and you’ll notice he always responds with “It’s a long race, a lot of things can happen.” Seriously, keep an ear out for it!

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    That is something he does tend to say often – does he word it the same as well?

    #143428

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    @enigma Not sure if it’s completely identical each time, but he probably says the same thing with a few words changed. It’s funny because I don’t think he realises he does it and he’s developed a default subconscious response, much like “for sure”.

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    Christian Horner: “we are seeking clarity”, he uses that word ‘clarity’ all the time, never heard it being used much otherwise. Oh and Felipe Massa ‘thankyou everybody’

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    Christian Horner beginning almost every answer with “Yeah no, …” irritates me.

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