After all, this was an event so akin to their profession and they could not have not seen the pictures of F1 drivers surrounded by umbrella-holding beauties. And they wondered why they were never surrounded by such beauties after they finished a trip. On race days, the overbridge, under which the track for the F1 was laid out, was jammed as taxi drivers slowed down to catch a glimpse of the amazing race happening below. The race did bring some respite to taxi drivers in
In many ways, taxi drivers have a tougher job than even the best F1 driver. Not only are they completely devoid of even an iota of glamour associated with the F1 drivers, often they have to keep driving even while carrying flatulent passengers. Whenever they take a sharp turn, instead of being applauded, they are rebuked by panicky passengers. They don’t have the luxury of driving all life in one-way traffic without any signals or bribe-seeking policemen. And while many pay thousands of dollars for the seats by the pit stops, the only visitors who drop by taxi parking lots are those with an urgent need to urinate.
And for all the awe showered on F1 drivers, would we have likes either Alonso or Fisichella to drive taxis for us? They would refuse to drive if it was night or if it rained and with their heavy clothing would have found it extremely difficult to dig into their pockets to give us back the change. Do they even know how to fill up their gas tank by themselves?