Yasmin Le Bon Q&A

Celebrity racing fans don't come more dedicated than supermodel Yasmin Le Bon. While a lot of famous faces turn up in the Grand Prix paddock over the course of the season, few can claim to be as knowledgeable and enthusiastic; she has been reading Autosport every week since she was a teenager, and is a close friend of Paul and Jackie Stewart. With husband Simon busy on Duran Duran's current American tour, mother-of-three Yasmin made her first GP appearance of the year at Hockenheim, as a guest of Jaguar boss Wolfgang Reitzle. Adam Cooper asked her about the weekend

Yasmin Le Bon Q&A



"The best race of the season so far. What I want to know is who paid the guy in the white polythene coat! It was so exciting - safety cars, nutters, rain, lots of overtaking - you couldn't ask for more. From a fan's point of view it was brilliant."



"I'm so happy for him, it's fantastic, he's such a brilliant driver. It's about time. I can't believe it's taken so long, really."



"Interesting. I'm particularly impressed by the motorhomes, which are vitally important for guests! You can't expect miracles. Rome wasn't built in a day. There won't be a World Championship this year or next year, but I think they'll be up there."



"I always kind of hedge my bets. I love F1. I'm interested in all the teams - it's the sport that really interests me. I'm not a one-team girl!"



"I don't think I'll be asked back again!"



"I don't know about a fashion icon! But I know what he's trying to get at - I've been doing that myself for a long time, so I definitely know where he's at! But a change is as good as a rest, they say."



"I'm really rooting for DC, I have to admit, and that's not because he wears a kilt. I think he's doing extraordinary things this season, and he's always been a fantastic driver, and it's great to see it all flourish, really. I think it's very healthy for the team to have two such fantastic drivers battling it out."



"I hope so. Indianapolis will be incredibly cool to go to, apart from the fact that I've never been to an F1 race in America. It will be interesting to see how it is over there. I would love to get to all the races if I could. But it was bad enough just trying to come here - my kids were giving me the worst look!"

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