28 JUN. An Austrian government official is set to launch an official complaint against F1 about what he perceives as the constant mickey taking of the country.
Franz Gruber, from the Ministry of Culture, said to us this morning:
“Enough is enough already. Every year F1 arrives in our country and immediately starts poking fun and tweeting constantly with oh-so-funny references to The Sound of Music film and other silly stereotypes”
“Even the Ferrari Twitter account are at it and they are about as up to comedic tweets as Kimi Raikkonen is at speech making”
“It is always the same, the Red Bull drivers wear lederhosen, which may have been funny once, that damn film gets mentioned every five minutes and Sky TV get their lady presenters to wear a dirndl, though to be honest, we don’t mind that last one quite so much”
We asked an F1 spokesman for a comment but he made a silly joke about yodeling and put the ‘phone down on us.