Autograph Collecting during F1 Winter testings in Spain

on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Hunting Channel

Ferrari:

It was quite unusual to see Sebastian Vettel in red colors. But good news: he is still the most friendly driver in the F1 paddock. He had really fun to sign Ferrari pictures, although he does not sign as much as in the past. But still very satisfying.

Kimi was like always. He signed one photograph per meeting, but it was really tough to meet and get him.
Mercedes:

Lewis refused signing most of the time. Instead he only took photographs with fans. It is nearly impossible to get nice signatures of him. He has become the rarest recent F1 driver.

Nico? Well, no comment…

Red Bull:

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat seemed to be very stressed. Ricciardo did not sign much and was complaining to write more than two photographs. Kvyat seemed to be a bit overstrained at Red Bull. Indeed he signed all, but very ugly.

Williams:

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were very good to collect. Well, Felipe does not sign many photographs, but the ones he signs are very nice. Valtteri signed anything. He is the kindest driver beside Vettel.

McLaren:

Due to his accident, Fernando was absent. Kevin Magnussen replaces him. His behavior got arrogant. He has a new signature. Now he is only writing “KM”, very fast and ugly. Very bad.

Jenson was kind, but he only signs max. 2 photographs in situations, where are not many fans waiting.



Force India:

Sergio Perez was a tough signer, he was very bored and in a bad mood. His in 2014 changed signature “ChecoP” becomes more and more ugly. Nico Hülkenberg was very kind and signed everything. Regretfully I don’t like his signature…

Toro Rosso:

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz are both very friendly. They signed all photographs the collector asked for. But I have to say that this will change during the year. At the latest in Monaco they will change their mind. Max said, that for him it’s a normal part of F1 to sign fan’s photographs. The signature of Carlos Sainz has become faster and faster during the past years.



Lotus:


Romain Grosjean was the only driver which I haven’t met. Don’t know why. Pastor signed some photographs, but to be honest, his signature has become the worst in the F1 paddock.

Sauber:

Marcus Ericsson was great to collect. He is still very friendly, although his signature became shorter than last year. Felipe Nasr has a very nice signature. But this will chance throughout the year. And he started asking “Why so many…?”. That’s a bad sign…

Test-Drivers and Others:

Well, there were not many test drivers around. For example Jolyon Palmer and Raffaele Marciello. Both of them are very kind. But they have strange signatures. Esteban Gutierrez now stops signing after the second photograph…

Jos Verstappen and Carlos Sainz sr. are always accompanying their sons. And they do sign a lot. Keke Rosberg was also around, very kind. 

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Hunting Channel

  • FC Barcelona

    FC Barcelona

    FC Barcelona is one of the biggest football clubs in the whole world. The club sells souvenirs for thousands of Euro year after year and hits next sales records. It seems to me that original, received in-person autograph could be better and more valuable item than next scarf or t-shirt. This is why so much fans decide to go to FC Barcelona training ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi. I was there several times and I did not regret at all even if I did not collect lots of signed photos.
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    Jenson Button: 

    He wrote one autograph per meeting an colletor. More is simply not possible to get from a current World Champion. But never the less he was very kind and in a good mood.

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    Barcelona 2010: The master is back

    Jenson Button:

    Jenson was difficult to collect. His Motohome war located inside the paddock and everytime he had a break of testing he disappeared inside. The only chance to collect his autograph was to wait in front of his truck. Then it was possible to get 1 autograph.

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