I am not the first one to preach about it. Greg has done that before, now this is my turn.
I was watching the news on TV yesterday and the highlight of the sports section was one remarkably odd maneuver by Lewis Hamilton. You can watch the video on Youtube or right here:
The “maneuver”, so to speak, can be seen 41 seconds into the video. Notice that Hamilton isn’t that close to any other competitor or really struggling for a position in that particular instant. He just seemingly “forgets” that he is supposed to turn left and heads straight into the escape area. It’s a very different situation from that when Massa recklessly runs over the corner and hits Hamilton.
Hamilton lost four positions because of his mistake. Some say that mistake may have cost him the race and even the championship. I am not sure about that, but he indeed made a big mistake. I, as a Blackberry fan, saw that and immediately remembered this: Hamilton, sponsored by Vodafone, was the one of the first persons in the world to have the all-new and highly anticipated Blackberry Storm. You can watch the video at Engadget or right here:
Coincidence? I think not.
The truth is: texting while driving is very dangerous, fellows. Don’t do it. You could suffer truly disastrous consequences.
Disclaimer: Hey, it’s a joke! Of course Hamilton did not have his Blackberry with him in the car. It’s the message that counts, OK? 😉