Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Keith Collantine

Group Mods

  • Profile picture of Bradley Downton

Off-topic

Public Group active 3 days, 6 hours ago

The place for off-topic discussion

The Inside Line – on YOU!

This topic contains 25 replies, has 26 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of Dave Dave 2 years, 4 months ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 26 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #131176
    Avatar of damonsmedley
    damonsmedley
    Participant

    Formula1.com are currently running a great little feature — similar to the “Secret life of…” series — called “The Inside Line”. As you can see in their first instalment, it’s a lot of fun!

    So once again, as Keith did with the “Secret life of… you” topic, I’ll get the ball rolling once again for this new game!

    So here are the questions:

    What keeps you awake at night?

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    What do you admire most?

    When were you happiest?

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    What is more important in life than winning?

    (Obviously, this is aimed at an F1 driver. But people should answer this if they can!)

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    What is your greatest weakness?

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    (Again, directed at F1 drivers, but there may be some heroes on here!)

    What scares you?

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    What’s your favourite smell?

    What tastes like home?

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    (Let’s imagine what we’d do for this one)

    Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! Here is the HTML code done for you. Just copy and paste it in and then post your answers in the place of where I’ve written “(Answer)”. :-)

    #198214

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Thinking about the things I’ve done that day that I regret doing or not doing.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    People moaning about pathetic little things.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Never ever forget just how fortunate you are to have the life you have.

    What do you admire most?

    People who put everyone else in their life first and themselves last.

    When were you happiest?

    2006, final year of schooling in the UK.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Don’t go to Australia!

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Tokyo. Amazing city.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Seagull. Loud, nosey and a particularly big fan of fish ‘n’ chips.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Having the love and respect of the people you care most about.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    A bag of fizzy cola bottles.

    What is your greatest weakness?

    My own lack of confidence and self-belief.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    I’ll get back to you.

    What scares you?

    Pain and death.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    My entire Year 12 in Australia.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    White chocolate Magnums.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Whatever perfume my ex-girlfriend used to wear.

    What tastes like home?

    Spaghetti Bolognaise.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Write up the race results and update the championship standings!

    #198215
    Avatar of raymondu999
    raymondu999
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Ideas. It sounds cooky – but if I’ve had a sudden spark of mental inspiration – you have no idea how much it energises me. What’s annoying is if I’m having a fantastic week and get a good idea for 3 nights in a row. I literally don’t sleep for those 3 nights in a row.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    Weight gain. And my business competitors.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    “It takes 10 to 15 years to create an overnight success.”

    What do you admire most?

    Hard work, determination. Achieving greatness from nothing.

    When were you happiest?

    I’m becoming happier and happier each passing moment.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Be more selective in which girls you ask out! (I had rubbish taste during my earlier and teenage years).

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Home.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    A horse. Possibly partially due to the fact that my Chinese zodiac is the horse.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Family.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    If by last dollar you mean the last dollar I have before I go broke (rather than my last ever expenditure in life), I’d use it to make an investment of sorts.

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Inability to say no when friends are in need. And my unrelenting unwillingness to be torn away from work.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Fantastic.

    What scares you?

    That I’ll become less sharp, and obsolete.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    Don’t remember. I must have suppressed the memory.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Chinese herbal chicken soup.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Does my fianceé’s hair count?

    What tastes like home?

    A food native to my home country but has no English translation.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    I don’t race!

    #198216
    Avatar of Slr
    Slr
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Sounds crazy, but the slightest bit of light in my bedroom and I can’t sleep. I need my bedroom to be pitch black or else I can’t sleep.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    My stepmother.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Not to take life too seriously as you’ll end up dead eventually.

    What do you admire most?

    My mother – She does a lot for me, and I don’t think I can ever repay her for that.

    When were you happiest?

    In between the end of school and the start of college, I felt so free.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Do things which make you happy first and foremost.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    On a private island where everyone and everything I love is there.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Grizzly bear. Not sure why, just seems right.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Happiness.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    Bag of sweets.

    What is your greatest weakness?

    I can be very lazy occasionally.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Firefighters, doctors, rescue teams etc. are heroes. I’m no hero.

    What scares you?

    Sleep paralysis – It is scary as hell when it happens, especially when you start to hallucinate.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    Certain personal problems I don’t wish to share. One event I will share was when I got extremely angry in front of my friends.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Chicken.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    My nan’s cooking.

    What tastes like home?

    Fajitas.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Well I don’t race, but after watching a race I come onto this website for all of the reactions.

    #198217
    Avatar of craig-o
    craig-o
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    (Answer)

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    (Answer)

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Really deep questions, about life, the universe, anything really

    What do you admire most?

    Formula 1 drivers and their bravery to go flat out for 2 hours

    When were you happiest?

    When I’m drunk… (Hehe)

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Cheer up a bit

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Outside, in the sun

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Dog, not sure why…

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Being happy

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    I don’t use dollars, but my last pound would go on a packet of crisps and a chocolate bar!

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Myself.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Strangely, some people do see me as a hero… And I don’t feel as if I’ve done anything heroic, I just don’t give up

    What scares you?

    Heights

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    A bit sensitive?

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Easily chocolate

    What’s your favourite smell?

    VODKA! Nah, lemon

    What tastes like home?

    CAKE!

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    I don’t race but if I did it would be open up a beer.

    #198219
    Avatar of
    Anonymous

    What keeps you awake at night?
    Trying to get to sleep.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?
    Pettiness.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?
    Consistency is the key.

    What do you admire most?
    Confidence

    When were you happiest?
    I don’t know. No one time.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
    Just do it.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
    Earth.

    What animal best reflects your personality?
    A Koala. I sit around most the day. Instead of eucalyptus though I have Tea.

    What is more important in life than winning?
    Fun.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?
    Some Jaffa Cakes.

    What is your greatest weakness?
    My ability to get useful things done.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?
    I do not know.

    What scares you?
    No.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?
    Nothing in particular.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?
    Omelette

    What’s your favourite smell?
    The sea.

    What tastes like home?
    Fajitas also.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
    Tea, biscuits and some T.V.

    #198220
    Avatar of wigster
    wigster
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Apart from waiting for Australian GP Practice sessions to start? noises, heat and light. I can only sleep if its dark, cool and quiet.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    Chocolate

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    That if I don’t believe in myself I can’t expect anyone else to.

    What do you admire most?

    People who put other people before themselves and can always stay positive.

    When were you happiest?

    When I was stood on top of (Green Gable) a hill in the Lake District, the sky was cloudless, I could see for miles and not a soul was visible. It was very peaceful!

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    To never give up, and never eat any chocolate…

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    A little cottage in the middle of an isolated Lake District valley.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Either a cat or an owl. I’m quiet, thoughtful and can be happy on my own most of the time.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Fighting fairly, and my friends and family.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    Chocolate.

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Chocolate

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Me, a hero? I’m just an ordinary guy who tries hard and got lucky.

    What scares you?

    What’s going to happen at the end of the current BBC F1 deal, or when they decide they can’t afford to show F1 at all any more.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    I’m currently trying to forget it so writing it here would be kind of stupid.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Chocolate. Or apple crumble and custard.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Chocolate. Or freshly mown grass.

    What tastes like home?

    My mothers christmas cake.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Well I can’t remember leaving home before or during a race, but if I did I would have to put my mind at ease by checking that my PVR had recorded the race and of course checking the result on F1F.

    #198221
    Avatar of Guilherme
    Guilherme
    Participant

    Good thread Damon!

    What keeps you awake at night?

    If I’m tired enough, nothing. I can go to bed angry, sad, sick, whatever – if I’m tired, I fall flat like nothing happened and wake up in a completely different state of mind.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    Hypocritical people. Specially the kind that predents to do things “for the good of the community” but who in really only care about the interest of a single group or party (I have to put up with these people a lot at my university)

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Always be open minded about the people around you. You never know, the best friend you will ever have in your life, or your wife / husband might be that random friend of a friend of yours!

    What do you admire most?

    Friendship. There is nothing more valuable in life than people who always believe in you, who are always there for a good laugh and a much needed reprimand.

    When were you happiest?

    Eh, I don’t know. Probably when I started dating my girlfriend some three years ago.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Stop caring about people who doesn’t care about you at all.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Anywhere where the temperatures never go above 25°C :P On a more serious note, I’ve never really thought about that. I’ve never left my home country, and to make that decision, you have to know the place very well! But very strong candidates would be Japan, Norway, Sweden and Germany

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    A sloth :P

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Being true to your principles.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    I have no idea. If we’re talking about the last dollar before I die, why should I even care about buying things?

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Procastination.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Creepy actually.

    What scares you?

    Loneliness I guess. Thank God I never had to go through it, but I can’t even imagine how I’m going to react when I lose someone precious (and the scary part is that it is completely unavoidable, unless I die really young, something I really don’t wish for :P)

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    Nothing. Every event is valuable – every little thing that happens in your life is what shapes who you are.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    I’m gonna go with Damon here – chocolate is just amazing.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Anything my girlfriend wears :P

    What tastes like home?

    Lasagna!

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Pack my wheel and turn off the computer :P

    #198222
    Avatar of GeeMac
    GeeMac
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Everything! Random noises from the construction site across the road, my thoughts. Someone needs to invent a swtich that you can use to turn your mind off at night with!

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    Other road users in the UAE, they really really have no idea how badly they drive!

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Keep on keeping on.

    What do you admire most?

    People who have confirdence which is devoid of arrogance.

    When were you happiest?

    2005, my third year of law school, it was awesome. Great friends, loads of time on my hands, interesting work.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    My answer wouldn’t get past the spam filter! So I’ll just say stop being such a worrier and just go for it!

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    I could honesty live anywhere, but three places I’m always really happy to spend time in are Cape Town, Cairo and Mumbai, amazing cities.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    A Honeybadger….I actually have no idea.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    If you’re not first you’re last!!! :-)

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    A Cadbury’s Creme Egg…amazingness in a handy egg shaped form!

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Self-confidence…or lack thereof!

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    I’d say it’s all thoroughly deserved… :)

    What scares you?

    Spiders, Snakes and UAE road users.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    There are far too many to go into right now!

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Chocolates, lots of them.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Petrol and freshly cut grass.

    What tastes like home?

    Mince ‘n tatties.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Bore my Mum to death with stories about the race!

    #198223
    Avatar of Icthyes
    Icthyes
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Caffeine, because that mucks your sleep pattern up

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    If I banished anything I wouldn’t be who I am

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    If anyone feels like you deserve your life to be better than it is, you are a lucky person

    What do you admire most?

    Courage

    When were you happiest?

    Summer 2010

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    It doesn’t all need to happen so soon

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Toronto, Canada

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    The turtle

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Respect

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    A bus ticket to your next adventure

    What is your greatest weakness?

    My greatest strength, as it is with all people

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    I imagine, the most undeserved yet greatest feeling ever

    What scares you?

    Height. The dark. The passage of time.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    If it was bad enough to want to forget it then I don’t deserve to.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Anything that reminds me of my childhood

    What’s your favourite smell?

    New book smell

    What tastes like home?

    The walls of my house. And overpowering garlic and onion.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Tea!

    #198224
    Avatar of
    Anonymous

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Nothing. Not right now anyway. I’m quite content at the moment.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    My shyness. It can actually be crippling sometimes.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    Do whatever it is that makes you happy.

    What do you admire most?

    I presume this means in a person? I’d have to say self respect.

    When were you happiest?

    Right now, I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    To tell someone about the bullying in school.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    I’d quite happily stay in my hometown for the rest of my life.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Emmmmm, I have no idea.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Being happy and having loads of friends.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    A packet of chipsticks. I love those!!!

    What is your greatest weakness?

    My shyness.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    If I was labelled a hero, I’d be very humbled, but I’d struggle to accept it.

    What scares you?

    Being alone for the rest of my life.

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    Again, the bullying in school. :-/

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Reheated roast spuds.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Cigar smoke. And I don’t even smoke!!

    What tastes like home?

    Mother’s dinner. It doesn’t matter what she makes either.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Make tea.

    #198225
    Avatar of Ratboy
    Ratboy
    Keymaster

    What keeps you awake at night?
    Caffine
    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?
    Bosses
    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?
    If something can be done quickly do it quicker
    What do you admire most?
    War Veterans (ok so thats an actual non joke answer)
    When were you happiest?
    when my GF steps off the train when she visits
    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
    dont bother stressing at school, the grades mean nothing to your future job
    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
    Belgium
    What animal best reflects your personality?
    a rat, obviously
    What is more important in life than winning?
    a few things, happiness and id rather be 2nd with money :P
    What would you spend your last dollar on?
    petrol, go out in a ball of flames or quickly in a car
    What is your greatest weakness?
    Cake
    How does it feel to be considered a hero?
    I just try to be like a normo person
    What scares you?
    Clowns
    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?
    Seeing the Flavio Briatore thong pic *shudders*
    What’s your ultimate comfort food?
    curry
    What’s your favourite smell?
    my GF
    What tastes like home?
    roast beef
    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
    feed my guinea pig

    #198226
    Avatar of GeorgeDaviesF1
    GeorgeDaviesF1
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?
    Twitter
    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?
    Lack of job
    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?
    No idea
    What do you admire most?
    Ellie GOulding
    When were you happiest?
    At the MK Home Run
    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
    Dont waste so many years in football & stick with Button
    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
    The UK
    What animal best reflects your personality?
    Mongoose?
    What is more important in life than winning?
    Not sure
    (Obviously, this is aimed at an F1 driver. But people should answer this if they can!)

    What would you spend your last dollar on?
    A Vettel foam finger
    What is your greatest weakness?
    Confidence
    How does it feel to be considered a hero?
    Don’t know, might find out one day
    (Again, directed at F1 drivers, but there may be some heroes on here!)

    What scares you?
    Jessie J
    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?
    Year 3 at Primary school
    What’s your ultimate comfort food?
    Lasagne
    What’s your favourite smell?
    Not sure
    What tastes like home?
    A house?
    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
    If Ive watched a race out, I’ll go on laptop

    #198227
    Avatar of Calum
    Calum
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?
    The university lifestyle!

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?
    Crazy ex! :P

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?
    Taken from the 2008 Brazil GP: “Never EVER give up.”

    Because there’s always the chance a Toyota might not be on the right tyres.. ;)

    What do you admire most?
    Good architecture.

    When were you happiest?
    Last 3 months have been brilliant, heading back home today, can’t complain with life just now :D

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?
    Keep playing sports.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
    Always wanted to live in Australia, for the rest of my lif? I don’t know – I’ll gamble, and say Sydney – I’m sure it would be nice enough

    What animal best reflects your personality?
    Moth. Up most nights!!

    What is more important in life than winning?
    (Obviously, this is aimed at an F1 driver. But people should answer this if they can!)
    Enjoying life

    What would you spend your last dollar on?
    Last trip to the corner shop: Irnbru, Creme Egg, 4 Fosters, Fruit Juice

    What is your greatest weakness?
    Long lies!

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?
    (Again, directed at F1 drivers, but there may be some heroes on here!)
    Oldest brother in family, I guess I’m a bit of a role model, sense of pride to set an example

    What scares you?
    Parents dying

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?
    2007 Chinese GP

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?
    Battenburg cake

    What’s your favourite smell?
    Petrol Station Forecourt

    What tastes like home?
    Best meal back home would be “mince and tatties”

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
    After the last 2 F1 races this season -Sleep!
    Probably do a GP weekend of the track on F1 game if it’s an afternoon race.

    #198228
    Avatar of dsob
    dsob
    Participant

    What keeps you awake at night?

    Answering these pesky questionaires.

    If you could banish one thing from your life – for the rest of your life – what would it be?

    My own arrogance. A bit of humility could have served me well in the past.

    What’s been your most valuable ‘life’ lesson?

    See above answer.

    What do you admire most?

    A person who is true to their beliefs, without compromise.

    When were you happiest?

    When Marcy was with me. I miss her more than I thought possible.

    If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

    Take better care of yourself — you’re going to live longer than you think.

    If you had to stay in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

    Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains.

    What animal best reflects your personality?

    Leopard.

    What is more important in life than winning?

    Honor. Integrity. Strong sense of morality. Proper set of values. Being true to oneself & one’s beliefs. Take your pick.

    What would you spend your last dollar on?

    I’ll let you know, if ever I get to my last dollar.

    What is your greatest weakness?

    Arrogance.

    How does it feel to be considered a hero?

    Dunno about hero, but being looked up to by someone that matters to you is vey nice.

    What scares you?

    Not being in control. (I don’t ride roller-coasters, that sort of thing.)

    What event can’t you forget but wish you could?

    I’ll pass on this one. Too painful.

    What’s your ultimate comfort food?

    Budweiser.

    What’s your favourite smell?

    Tabu perfume mixed lightly with a bit of persperation.

    What tastes like home?

    BLT sandwich (Marcy & I used to do them every Sunday morning.)

    What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?

    Visit the loo.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 26 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.