Show me one multiple champion who doesn’t act like that when they for some reason don’t get the result they want.
Even the really great drivers did it.
Senna for instance.. How many times didn’t he flip the bird at drivers who were just a little in the way?
Name me a single multiple champion of the sort of modern era of F1, that hasn’t done things like that.
I don’t think there are any.
Some drivers are better at holding back then others, but they all have such a strong will to win that their temper will run away with them once in a while when things get hot.
They aren’t equally good actors all of them, and they are not supposed to be.
They are supposed to drive cars very very fast and win races. They are so good, and so focused that it makes them seem unnatural. Like robots. But when things get hot and they start showing signs of frustration and anger, then suddenly, I at least, feel that I can relate to it. It is what makes them human. Makes them one of us.
If they were all “fine…” with loosing, then what would be the point? Where is the drama? Where are the confrontations, the controversies?
I bash drivers for saying stupid things my self, but at the end of the day, the stupid things they say only adds to the sport, and I think we should accept that they are human and start to appreciate it instead of using it as a weapon.