A song for F1


OK, we admit it, there's not a lot happening at present - other than the customer car row, flexing floors and the adventures of Bernie - and, frankly, we got bored.

You all know what they say about the devil and idle hands... well, this is the result.

A couple of weeks back, the German media - namely Bild, which at times actually makes The Sun look classy - claimed that McLaren is a German team, since Mercedes-Benz has a 40 percent shareholding, and consequently demanded that whenever one of the Woking cars wins a race - which could be a regular occurrence this year - the German national anthem should be played, as opposed to the British.

The Sun never really bothered with the story at the time, though we can all imagine the sort of headlines it would run should 'Our Lew' stand atop the podium at Silverstone to the strains of Lied der Deutschen.

McLaren was founded by Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander, though the name is entirely Scottish. However, the Woking-based team is owned by Ron Dennis (an Englishman), Mansour Ojjeh (Saudi), Mercedes-Benz (German) and Bahrain's Mumtalakat Holding Company.

Faced with the dilemma as to what anthem should be played we got to thinking that maybe it would be better if each team, indeed each driver had his own song.

However, rather than ask Jacques Villeneuve, the artist formerly known as World Champion, to write the theme tune and sing the theme tune, we thought it best to court your suggestions.

What song could be played which best encapsulates McLaren, what tune would have Scot Speed standing even more erect on the top step at Indianapolis? And how about an anthem for Formula One itself, is there a melody that might have Bernie stand that little bit taller, a little ditty that will help him rise to the occasion during his travels out east?

It's over to you folks... we want your ideas for 'anthems' for the drivers and teams, and please let your imaginations run riot.

Please send your suggestions to editor@pitpass.com

Note: Thanks to Francis Newman for the picture

Vanessa Sim

We should retain the national anthems but with a crazy frog remix. Now that'd be sweeeet! =)

dum dum dum dum dum dum dingggggggggggggggggggg

Alex King

David Coulthard - Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve (for britishness and DCs general tone)

Ralf Schumacher - All Alone by the Gorillaz (pertaining to his fan club membership level)

Fernando Alonso - I Can't get No Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones (only play this when he is accompanied by Lewis on the podium and the press ignores the champion)

Jenson Button - Keep the Car Running by Arcade Fire (obviously)

And Scott Speed? - Sex Bomb by Tom Jones.

Simon Perkins - Tadcaster, N Yorks

Renault: Queen - Under Pressure

Ferrari: Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changing

Kimi - Little Ole WIne Drinker Me / Police - Message in a Bottle /

McLaren: Die Fehrberliner Reitermarsch

Alonso - Sinatra - "My Way"

The Boy-God Hamilton - The Imperial March from Star Wars / Status Quo - Whatever You Want / Elvis - You Were Always on My Mind /

Williams: The Way We Were

BMW: Die Panzerlied - see opening seuence of The Battle of the Bulge when Robert Shaw as the Joachim Pieper character leads the tank crews singing it.

Toyota: Your Cheatin Heart

Trulli - The Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction"

Ralphie - My Bruvver

Honda: The Doors - Ship of Fools

Our Jense - Edith Piaf - "Je ne Regret Rien"

Rubino - The Beatles - "Yesterday"

Nick Fry - The Goons' " The Ying Tong Song" - I don't know why but it suits him.....

DC - Uptown Girl \ ZZ Top - "Legs" \

Webber - Monty Python - "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life"

Speed - Benny Hill - "Ernie, The Fastest Milkman in the West"

Liuzzi - Stand By Me / Blondie - You Just Keep Me Hanging On

Spyker: Do you know I really cannot remember who drives for them...

Sato - There must have been some kind of march for the Kamikazes - that's his tune.

And I could not resist adding

Max Mosely - Harry Secombe's 1960's Classic - "If I Ruled the World"

Bernie - Topol's "If I Were A Rich Man" sequed into Pink Floyd's " Money" into ABBA and "Money, Money, Money" and so on and so forth to infinity....

James Allen - Queen - "Radio GaGa"

Mat Cochinos

Mark Webber – Australian anthem to the tune of Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes. A local comedian performs it and it’s a right laugh- much like Marks career to date.

Bernie - Eulogy by Tool. About a guy who is supposedly leading the masses but is actually only looking after himself…

Eric Mogensen

Fernando Alonso - Fernando: ABBA

Rubens Barrichello - Nice Guys Finish Last: Green Day

Jenson Button - Ring of Fire: Johhny Cash

David Coulthard - Girls on Film: Duran Duran

Lewis Hamilton - Someone To Watch Over Me: Frank Sinatra

Nick Heidfeld - Elevator Music: Various Artists

Robert Kubica - Who Are You: The Who

Felipe Massa - Short People: Randy Newman

Kimi Raikkonen - The Pint of No Return: The Foggy Few

Nico Rosberg - Dude Looks Like a Lady: Aerosmith

Takuma Sato - Mr. Roboto: STYX

Ralf Schumacher - The Chicken Dance: Various Artists

Scott Speed - Burning Love: Elvis Presley

Adrian Sutil - Take a Chance on Me: ABBA

Mark Webber - Thunderstruck: AC/DC

... and a very special one that should be performed live for Ron Dennis if and when he picks up the constructor's cup at year end: Major-General's Song, Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert and Sullivan.

Daniel Hayes - Wainoni, Christchurch, NZ

Ferrari: Oops, I Did It Again / Britney Spears

Kimi: Ice Queen / Within Temptation

Massa: Love Me or Hate Me / Lady Sovereign

McLaren: Totalannihilation / AFI

Alonso: Rocket Man / Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Elton John cover)

Hamilton: Pinball Wizard / The Who

BMW: Breaking the Cliche / Neuroticfish

Heidfeld: The Joker and the Thief / Wolfmother

Kubica: Only Happy When It Rains / Garbage (re Hungary)

Williams: First Time / Finger Eleven

Wurz: How Soon Is Now / Snake River Conspiracy (Smiths cover)

Rosberg: Hollaback Boy / Cobra Starship

Renault: Breaking the Habit / Linkin Park

Kovalainen: Out of Control / She Wants Revenge

Fisichella: Short People / Randy Newman

Honda: Losing A Race (Against Myself) / The Offspring

Button: Like the Deserts Miss the Rain / Everything But The Girl

Barichello: The Memory Remains / Metallica

Red Bull: Big Balls / AC-DC

Coulthard: Kryptonite / Three Doors Down (re Monaco podium)

Webber: The Trooper / Iron Maiden

Toyota: Ridin' Dirty / Chamillionaire

Schumacher: Halo of Flies / Alice Cooper

Trulli: I've Seen Better Days / Citizen King

Toro Rosso: Crashing Foreign Cars / Helmet

Speed: Amerika / Rammstein

Liuzzi: Anna Molly / Incubus

Super Aguri: Japanese Boy / Aneka

Sato: Bad Reputation / Halfcocked

Davidson: Breadfan / Budgie

Spyker: Cat People (Putting Out Fire with Gasoline) / David Bowie

Sutil: I'm With Stupid / Static-X

Albers: I'm Going Home / Rocky Horror Picture Show

Peter Heamon

Fernando Alonso: Speedy Gonzales (Pat Boone)

Lewis Hamilton: Young, Gifted and Black (Aretha Franklin)

Giancarlo Fisichella: Panic (The Smiths)

Heikki Kovalainen: [You] Spin Me Round (Dead or Alive)

Kimi Raikkonen: Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)

Felipe Massa: Win Some, Lose Some (Robbie Williams)

Jenson Button: What have I done to deserve this? (Pet Shop Boys)

Rubens Barrichello: Crying (Roy Orbison)

Nick Heidfeld: Mr Nobody (Tears)

Robert Kubica: Poles Apart (Pink Floyd)

Ralf Schumacher: Sulk (Radiohead)

Jarno Trulli: Hair (from the soundtrack 'Hair')

David Coulthard: Never too Old (Throwdown)

Mark Webber: Out of the frying pan [and into the fire] (Meatloaf)

Nico Rosberg: Fade to grey (Visage)

Alex Wurz: Bicycle Race (Queen)

Scott Speed: Useless (Depeche Mode)

Vitantonio Liuzzi: Fashion (David Bowie)

Christijan Albers: Money Can't Buy it (Annie Lennox)

Adrian Sutil: Lost in Space (the theme from)

Takuma Sato: Crash Bang Wallop (Tommy Steele)

Anthony Davidson: The Man with a Child in his Eyes (Kate Bush)

McLaren: Silver Dream Racer (David Essex)

Ferrari: Living in the Past (Jethro Tull)

Renault: Slow Down (The Beatles)

BMW: Middle of the Road (The Pretenders)

Honda: Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads)

Red Bull: Money for Nothing (Dire Straits)

Toyota: The Very Thing That Makes You Rich makes Me Poor (Ry Cooder)

Spyker: Orange (Dandy Warhols)

Super Aguri: Get Back (The Beatles)

Toro Rosso: Send in the Clones (Frank Sinatra) (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Rock Cere

McLaren: Carly Simon's Song "You're so vain"

Tony Crowther

Admittedly an obscure song but how about Control Freak by Stereomud for McLaren

Carlos Fernández

McLaren: In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus (German Oktoberfest boozing song)

Alonso: Asturias Patria Querida (Asturian Anthem & Typical Spanish boozing Song), or

Alonso: El Nano - Magic Alonso (Melendi)

Hamilton: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Gospel christian song)

Ferrari: Wish you were here (Pink floyd)... this is not too subtle, is it?

Raikkonen: Finland, Finland, Finland (Monty Python)

Massa: Eu preciso aprender a só ser (Gilberto Gil)

BMW: Final Countdown (Europe)

Honda: Gone with the wind (Frank Sinatra)

Button: Galaxy Song (Monty Python - "The Meaning of Life" OMS)

Barrrichello: Chega de Saudade (Vinicius De Moraes)

Coulthard: Scots wa hae (or "Bruce address to his troops" - Robert Burns, scotish national poet)

Webber: Waltzin' Matilda (Australian Unofficial Anthem)

Renault: La Mamma (Charles Aznavour)

Fisichella: Bambola (Patty Bravo)

Kovalainen: Stand and Deliver (Adam & the Ants)

Spyker: Draai Het Wieletje Nog Eens Om (Dutch children's song: "Turn the wheel around again")

SuperAguri: Woo Hoo (The's - "Kill Bill" OMS)

Sato: Banzai (Miguel Ríos)

Toro Rosso: Hard Rock Aleluyah (Lordi)

Liuzzi: I Pagliacci (Ruggiero Leoncavallo)

Speed: The Penis' song (Monty Python - "The Meaning of Life" OMS)

Toyota: Where do I begin (Andy Williams)

Schumacher: The Other Half (Marillion)

Trulli: Red, red wine (UB40)

Williams: Ironside (Quincy Jones)

Rosberg: Father and Son (Cat Stevens)

Emily Warren

Adrian Sutil - Walking Back (The Cranberries)

Takuma Sato - Crash (The Primitives)

Kimi Raikonnen - Rehab (Amy Winehouse), Alcohol (Brad Paisley), Sugar Coated Iceberg (Lightning Seeds)

Jenson Button - Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus), Cry, Cry, Cry (Johnny Cash)

Jarno Trulli - Slow Train (Bob Dylan)

Christian Albers - Another No One (Suede)

Lewis Hamilton - We Don't Need Another Hero (Tina Turner)

Fernando Alonso - Jealousy (Queen), Superstar (The Carpenters)

Jaques Villeneuve / Juan Pablo Montoya - Leaving so Soon? (Keane)

Nelson Piquet Jr - Spoiled (Joss Stone)

Nico Roberg - I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)

David Coulthard - Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda (Beverly Knight)

Scott Speed - American Idiot (Green Day)

Spyker - Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)

James Allen - Shut Uppa Your Face (Joe Dolce)

Martin Feldwick

Mclaren workers anthem - 'we do Ron Ron ,we do Ron Ron (apologies to the Ronettes)

All teams who have lost tobacco sponsorship - "ave yer gotta light boy" the Singing Postman

Tony Geran - Sydney

Massa - By my side – INXS

Webber – Either Down Under or Hard Luck story – Men at Work

Coulthard - 19th Nervous breakdown – Rolling Stones

Button – Start me up – Rolling Stones

Barrichello – Fool to Cry – Rolling Stones

Hamilton – Street fighting man – Rolling Stones

Kimi – Get down tonight – KC and the Sunshine band

Rosberg – Question – Moody Blues

Wurz – Show me the way – Peter Frampton

Liuzzi – Apeman – The Kinks

Speed – Over My head – Fleetwood Mac

Ralf – Man out of Time – Elvis Costello

Sato – Desperado – The Eagles

Alonso – Get Back – The Beatles

Williams – Forgotten Years – Midnight Oil

McLaren – Dambusters Theme

Ferrari – The Real Thing – Russell Morris

Toyota – Money for Nothing – Dire Straits

Peta Garnaut - Australia

Lewis Hamilton- Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Jenson Button - Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Trulli and Ralf - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper

Scott Speed - I Think I'm Turning Japanese by (forgotten)

Mark Webber- Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House

McLaren- Justify My Love by Madonna

Renault - Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

Brian Shortridge

Mclaren: Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin

Ferrari: I'm an Asshole - Denis Leary

Renault: Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi

Super Aguri: Breathing in Fumes - Depeche Mode

Alonso: Sabotage - Beastie Boys

Kimi Raikonnen: Cigarettes and Alchohol - Oasis

Takuma Sato: Crash Boom Bang - Roxette

Crazy Dave: Smack My Bitch Up - Prodigy

Massa: Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry

Ralf Schumacher: Tits on the radio - Scissor Sisters

Craig Richardson - Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.

With all of McLaren's "swagger" and laid back attitude, I'd suggest "Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant

Bernie's theme song is definitely "Money" by Pink Floyd

As for Scott Speed, We'd still LOVE to hear the American National Anthem, "Star Spangled Banner", simply because I don't know if I ever will hear it at an F1 event. Who knows, maybe Marco is on his way????

Marc Cannella

Lewis Hamilton – Lewis (Mistreated) by Radiohead

Honda – Don’t Panic by Coldplay

Scuderia Toro Rosso – Barely Legal by The Strokes

Super Aguri – Take Your Mama Out by The Scissor Sisters

Gary Paffett - Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2

Thomas Rowson

Jenson Button - When the Heat Dies down by the Kaiser Chiefs

Fisico - Knights of Cydonia by Muse

Barrichello - Why Does It Always Rain On Me? by Travis

Honda - Hate to Say I Told You So by The Hives or Breakdown by Jack Johnson

McLaren - Speed of Sound by Coldplay

Lewis - Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

Toyota - Don't Live Too Fast by The Ordinary Boys

Spyker - Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine band

Williams - The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy

Vicki Sochacki - Australia

Lewis Hamiltion: I've Just Begun (Having my Fun) - BRITNEY SPEARS

Rubans Barrichello: Gone Fishin' - WEEZER

Kimi Raikionen: Sexy Back - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Jenson Button: Patience - TAKE THAT (hang in there!!)

David Coulthard: The hardest part - COLDPLAY (dont retire your fans still love ya!!!)

Nico Rosberg: Proper education - ERIC PRYDZ Vs PINK FLOYD

Sato: Take A Look Around - LIMP BIZKIT

Mark Webber: hung Up - MADONNA (your career mate quit blaming the car, already!)

Ralp Schumacher: Low - COLDPLAY (harsh, very harsh)

Jano Truili: Hanging By a Moment - LIFEHOUSE

Michael Schumacher: Live Forever - OASIS

Nick Bates - South Africa

Jenson Button- Fallen Idols- Delirium

Kimi Raikkonen - you're pretty when I'm drunk - bloodhound gang or night clubbing- Iggy Pop

M Hakkinen - who's crying now? Journey

R. Schumacher where did I go wrong? UB40

J Trulli- Red Red Wine - Neil Diamond/UB40

M. Schumacher- Your latest trick- dire straits

Toyota f1- under pressure- queen - road to nowhere- Talking Heads

Scott Speed- This is not America - David bowie

Bernie Ecclestone- The world is not enough- Garbage/others

Ex Toyota employees- Spies- Cold Play

Rory Byrne- Since you been gone- Journey

D Coulthard -Should I stay or should I go The Clash

Proposed Night race- Pipe Dreams- Travis

Driver's salaries- Out of control- U2

Super Aguri- Nice guys Finish last- Green Day

Lewis Hamilton/Robert Kubica- New Kid in Town- The Eagles

Jacques Villeneuve- Music was my first love- John Miles

Flavio Briatore - Can we fix it? Bob the builder

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Published: 26/04/2007
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