While attending the inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix over the weekend, Mr. Bean and Johnny English star Rowan Atkinson appeared progressively upset over the McLaren driver's tangling with Ferrari's Felipe Massa, reports the Daily Mail.
As Atkinson became more agitated, his reactions got more animated.
Comparisons to his Mr. Bean character didn't exactly require an imaginative leap, and for a split second he looked ready to share a word brought to us by the letter F.
At the same time, it's hard not to empathize. Atkinson is one of us, after all. He's passionate about cars and racing; not just as a spectator, but as a driver as well.
He's well known for racking up road miles--and the occasional crash--with his ultra-rare McLaren F1 supercar, something he was evidently not enthused to see Hamilton recreate in the collision with Massa.
There's no telling if the subject came up a day earlier when a more relaxed Atkinson and Hamilton were seen chatting in the McLaren garage.
As for the race itself, Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag for Red Bull Racing, while McLaren took solace in Jenson Button's second-place finish. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso followed to finish third.
Next is the 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in two weeks, and we'll keep you updated with complete race--and possibly select spectator--coverage.