I'm sorry for the rant ahead it's just something has been bothering me for days now.
I honestly don't think the drivers are that bad. sure, they are a bunch of privileged rich men who grew up under the glass bell with silver spoons in their mouths so of course their view on world is skewed and different from most of ours.
none of us were born with already set moral compass. as we grew/are growing/will grow old, we learn certain things. whether it's through our own experiences and research or through others educating us on certain topics.
how many of the drivers made mistakes? said things they shouldn't have? expressed themselves in the wrong way? did something that hurt other people? now, how many of them also apologized? learned from their mistakes? tried to do better?
yes, it's bare minimum. but given the ecosystem they all live in (and most of them also grew up in), even that bare minimum is a start.
this isn't me saying you must forgive a driver if they said/did something that hurt you. you always reserve the right to not forgive them. however, it's not fair that some people don't acknowledge (not gonna get into the fact whether that's intetionally or unintetionally) the apologies and drivers trying to learn from their mistakes.
I've seen so many people over the past few months bring up shit drivers did/said months or years ago - shit they apologized for and never did again. and those same people then completely ignored and slept on other drivers who not only did/said bad things, but they also never apologized/acknowledged their wrongdoing AND were caught doing the same thing again.
either keep up same standards for all drivers or don't say anything in the first place
What Kimi wrote for Robin on his story 😭 So cute and lovely. Kimi seems like such a good father
He really is a good father! In every question he'd get about Robin's possible future career in motorsports, he always talked about Rianna, too and how he'd support his kids' career/life choices as long as they are happy doing what they are doing.
He also has a very soft spot for kids and there are many paddock stories about him and random kids that he meets.
Many times fans posted stories about how their kids met Kimi on the paddock and how warmly he treated them. I am sure you remember Little Thomas who picked up karting with his number:
Here is the charity work he did in Mexico. I love this video and the little boy here was also his grid kid before the race and they have some funny poses together.
Yes, this is Kimi reading his favorite bedtime story for some kids, here 😁
And this one is kids interviewing him and his reactions are so cute 💘
Kimi (in March 2021): I close it? You won’t open it and put it in a new envelope? (Interviewer: No I don’t have new envelopes; they’re expensive.) Come on, smells like a scam for sure. I have zero trust in you. Should take a photo to make sure it’s the same one.