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Things are heating up in Formula One. As you may recall, earlier this year, Lotus head honcho Tony Fernandes jested that he would retire and kill himself if his team was bested by Virgin. A gaggle of reporters recently pinged Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson to see how he felt about Fernandes' oath of victory or death, and Branson responded with a challenge for the Lotus guru. The boss of the losing team will have to serve as a stewardess on the winning team's respective airline.
Surprisingly enough, ESPN reports that Fernandes is apparently just fine with the notion, saying that the sexier the outfit the better. Fernandes owns Air Asia, which was quick to crank out a rendering of what Sir Branson would look like all dolled up in the airline's standard flight-attendant garb. It's an image we won't be able to shake for a good long while.

Fernandes was also quick to throw a little more fuel on the trash-talking fire, saying that he was certain that his customers would be thrilled to be served by a Knight of the Realm. Judging from that rendering, we're not sure that "thrilled" is an accurate description.

[Source: ESPN F1]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      You, but please before put a bag on your head !
      • 4 Years Ago
      this WAS news, round about the beginning of the season.........
        • 4 Years Ago
        Care about F1 no more than I do NASCAR.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'll think about it..........
        • 4 Years Ago
        No need to get your panties in a wedge Paul. Us F1 fans have said many times, If autoblog is gonna report about F1, do it right or don't bother. They are almost a year late on this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just wondering... how do they determine the winner?
        • 4 Years Ago
        By their place in the constructor's championship.

        They both have (and probably still will have at the end of the season) no points, so constructors places are decided by the the teams best finish. Heikki came 12th in Suzuka so at the moment they're in the lead.

        So Virgin need to come 11th to move ahead, or score more 12th place finishes in the final 3 races.