Naked hack keeps his word
11 July 2005 –
Sensitive onlookers covered their eyes as a naked journalist jogged around Silverstone on Brit GP Sunday. The rest just laughed at the sight of Daily Express hack Bob McKenzie, in nothing but McLaren-coloured body paint and a sporran to hide the worst bits, keeping his word to Ron Dennis.
Last year, McKenzie - ruing the team's lack of pace - vowed to do the deed if McLaren won a grand prix. Kimi Raikkonen then trumped Spa.
Dennis, the smiling McLaren boss, waved a green flag for Bob, who - covered now in sweat-smeared paint - half-jokingly collapsed at the chequered flag 37 minutes later.