In-Person autograph experience at Hockenheim 2008

on Thursday, 07 February 2008. Posted in Hunting Channel

Formula One Grand Prix 1 Hockenheim 2008

 

Michael Schumacher:
He was very relaxed. Wrote comparatively much, but still hard to collect. One has to know where he is staying at which time. One evening he was playing poker with Kubica, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Rosberg, Briatore and Ecclestone. He finished the game at 1 o’clock in the morning. Then we got the nicest signatures ever.

 

Kimi Räikkönen:
Still the most difficult autograph in Formula One. He tries to run fast through the fans, takes one photograph during his moving and signs it. Some collectors were lucky, because Kimi had to walk a long way to his private car, so he took some more photographs for signing as usual.

Raikkonen signing autographs

Felipe Massa:

Signed one photograph for each collector. But it was angrily to see how bad Felipe was signing during the F1 season. During the winter he signs nicer.

Felipe Massa_signing_autographs

Nick Heidfeld:

Perfect. Signed everything very friendly.

Nick Heidfeld_signing_autographs

Robert Kubica:
As reaction to his success he only singed one autograph. He didn’t stop for signing and was very hectic. Sometimes he were driven directly to paddock gates, so the collectors had to be very fast.

Fernando Alonso:
Was exceptional ly good to collect. Wrote nicely, but not much. 2 autographs were possible.

Nelson Piquet:
Terrible guy. When he met the collectors he said: “Only one autograph!” He changes his signature race by race. In Monaco he used to sign “NAP”, in Hockenheim he wrote his full name

Nico Rosberg:
Was nice to the fans, but wasn’t writing nice. Only the short form of his signature.

Nico Rosberg_signing_autographs

Kazuki Nakajima:
Wrote well and much. He was trying to fullfil every autograph wish.

Nakajima signing_autographs
David Coulthard:
A phenomenon. For many years he is friendly and kind, wrote much. It’s a pity that he will retire at the end of the season.

Mark Webber:
No comment.

Jarno Trulli:
Was always speedy, but was signing. Regretfully he signed fast. One time he left the paddock beside Alonso. Both had a lot of fun to advice the fans to go the other.

Timo Glock:
He has arrived in F1. The colectors noticed that he was stressed out because of all that trouble around him. He tried to sign much. Sometimes he signs a short signature.

Sebastien Bourdais:
„It’s rediculous what you’re doing!“ This was the comment of Sebastien when he met the collectors. He sigend only one autograph! In contrast to the former GP and testings, it was very surprising how angry he was. We call that “Germany syndrome”, because many new drives are signing well until they come to Germany with its masses of collectors.

Sebastian Vettel:
Similarly to Heidfeld. A nice guy who sign everything.

Jenson Button:
Wrote a little but was kind to the fans. More than 1-2 autographs were not possible.

Rubens Barrichello:
Wrote acceptable. Recognised every collectors face, but was writing one autograph.


Adrian Sutil:
He has shorten is signature. Was signing much.

Giancarlo Fisichella:
Wrote less than normal. Also very scrawly.

M. Schumacher:
He was very relaxed. Wrote comparatively much, but still hard to collect. One has to know where he is staying at which time. One evening he was playing poker with Kubica, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Rosberg, Briatore and Ecclestone. He finished the game at 1 o’clock in the morning. Then we got the nicest signatures ever.

Michael Schumacher_signing_autographs

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