Ronspeak’ is een term bedacht voor de stijl van meningsuiting gebruikt door Ron Dennis. Dennis staat bekend om zijn overmatig woordenrijk, ontwijkende en voorzichtige antwoorden op moeilijke vragen van Formule 1-journalisten.

Een Nederlandse voorbeeld zou Dries van Agt kunnen zijn. Uw scribent is zelf niet geheel onbekend qua woordenrijk taalgebruik, dus stoor ik mij er niet zo aan. Ik vind het zelfs vermakelijk, mits het geen arrogante ondertoon heeft. Hilarisch was ook de omschrijving van Alonso in 2007, even vrij vertaald door mij;

Zijn ervaring en het vermogen om te voorkomen dat een F1-team tijd verspilt aan technische cul-de-sacs, en als gevolg daarvan, dat de ontwikkelingsvoortgang van de auto veel meer lineair wordt schonk er extra aandacht aan in een ‘tribute‘. Als blijk van typische Britse humor geven ze een ‘makkelijke vertaling’ erbij.

Over the coming weeks I intend to undertake a thorough and objective review of each of our businesses with the intention of optimising every aspect of our existing operations, whilst identifying new areas of growth that capitalise on our technologies, and where appropriate further investing in them. During February, I will articulate a new Group strategy and implement the organisational structure best suited to achieving it.
In other words: I’m back.

When I came into motor racing so many things were a black art. But black art was a cloak for ‘we don’t really know’. It was intuitive engineering. I decided to make it a science. We will develop science to take away uncertainty to make winning a certainty.
In other words: There’s nothing flukey about victory.

Focus is thought to be good, obsession is thought to be bad. But basically they’re the same thing. And then there’s ego. Ego is a core ingredient of ambition. Ambition and ego are close bed-fellows. And, like everybody I suppose, I seek happiness. It’s an uncomplicated objective. I don’t see happiness as laughing or clapping your hands. I see it as the opposite of unhappiness, the opposite of anger, of depression. If you can get into that state of mind, you’re going to be far more productive.
In other words: I’m only happy when we’re winning.

Surprisingly for us, the psychological blow of it raining halfway through qualifying in Australia was much greater than we anticipated.
In other words: We didn’t see the wet stuff coming.

From our perspective, and ours is more qualified because we are not hiding from our inadequacies, it is statistically not borne out that we have huge reliability problems.
In other words: Don’t mention unreliability.

I used to go to bed with the vacuum cleaner going because my mum wanted the house immaculate when she got up. That’s the ethos I grew up with, everything had to be perfect all the time. That’s why I am such a pain to live with. I don’t want chaos; my homes are my tranquillity bases.
In other words: Wipe your feet before entering.

I wish Lewis really, really well. He’s been nurtured well through his career and I feel none of the emotions that attribute to me.
In other words: Don’t believe everything you read in the press.

Bron: Sky Sports en