F1 journalist to reprise naked jog

Mon, 23 November 2009, 08:01

Nov.23 (GMM) At the 2005 British grand prix, a formula one journalist jogged semi-naked around the Silverstone circuit.

It was Bob McKenzie, having promised in his Daily Express column a year earlier to run naked around the Northamptonshire layout if McLaren won a race with its initially uncompetitive 2004 car.

Kimi Raikkonen’s Spa victory meant that, on the next British GP race day, McKenzie spent 37 minutes honouring his promise wearing nothing more than silver body paint and a sporran.

Having apparently not learned his lesson, it emerges that McKenzie promised to reprise his naked jog in the event that Jenson Button elected to spend his championship year as Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren teammate.

This time, he promised to strip off at McLaren’s Woking headquarters.

“If someone came up with a big enough offer for charity – and it would have to be bloody big – then I might get the sporran out again,” McKenzie told the Guardian.

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