You would think Formula One racers would be used to images of beautiful women. I mean, a bunch of drivers are already dating some very delectable dames, such as Lewis Hamilton & Nicole Scherzinger and Jenson Button & Jessica Michibata.
But I guess it’s one thing to witness such beauty in person, and another thing to spot it on a billboard when you’re trying to concentrate on the track. A collection of trackside ads for Martini featuring the lovely lady pictured above had become too much for F1 racers preparing for the Grand Prix in Monaco. So the distracted drivers asked for the bothersome billboards to be taken down.
What kind of an advertisement could be so aggravating to the auto racers? See for yourself (along with more pics of the marvelous mischief-making Martini model) after the jump.
Really? That’s the ad that’s been causing such an uproar? Well, it was apparently enough to cause Hamilton to crash just a few meters away from one billboard during qualifying rounds last Saturday. But Button didn’t seem too bothered by it, as he went on to win the Monaco Grand Prix. I suppose this somehow makes Jessica more hotter than Nicole, since Jenson seems more familiar with striking beauty.
As for the Martini model in question, she is Jessiqa Pace, a 29-year-old Californian who’s reveling in the newly-found attention - but only up to a certain point. As she tells the LONDON DAILY STAR:
“I find it really funny. Obviously it’s very flattering that I’m distracting the drivers so much, but I’d feel terrible if someone got hurt.”
It’s nice to know a Martini model who cares. I bet she all wants us to please drink responsibly, too. In the meantime, let’s all drink in the prettiness of Ms. Pace:
(Big high-five to LUXIST for the tip.)