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Great Dane

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2,583 posts

143 months

Brainpox

3,413 posts

128 months

Sunday 8th May
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Could be interesting as Seb is very well spoken on issues he is passionate about.

I don't know if UK political problems are going to be his thing though? Does he spend most of his time in the UK or back home? He keeps out of the public eye when away from the track.

He might need a haircut and shave before next week.


Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Monday 9th May
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I wonder what his opinion might be on the prime minister’s birthday cake, or his opponent having curry and beer?

He can also be expected to be ambushed by a greenie with a question about private plane travel, or human rights records in the countries he visits, in the colourful and exaggerated language these people normally use.

He’s an intelligent and articulate chap though, most F1 drivers are, due to the incredibly technical nature of the sport and the media interest. Unusual to see a sports person on a political programme, but he obviously has something to say and will be reading the papers on his trip home from Miami.

JoelH

75 posts

7 months

Monday 9th May
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Sandpit Steve said:
.... intelligent and articulate...., most F1 drivers are, due to the incredibly technical nature of the sport and the media interest.
I can think of a few team principals who would disagree strongly with that statement.

Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Monday 9th May
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JoelH said:
Sandpit Steve said:
.... intelligent and articulate...., most F1 drivers are, due to the incredibly technical nature of the sport and the media interest.
I can think of a few team principals who would disagree strongly with that statement.
Compared to their peers in the worlds of sport and entertainment, F1 drivers definitely come up to the top of the intelligence pile.

For reference, all the inane interviews in Miami with other sportspeople and entertainers, many of whom could barely string together a coherent sentence. Even David Beckham sounded relatively sensible among that crowd.

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Monday 9th May
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Sandpit Steve said:
Compared to their peers in the worlds of sport and entertainment, F1 drivers definitely come up to the top of the intelligence pile.

For reference, all the inane interviews in Miami with other sportspeople and entertainers, many of whom could barely string together a coherent sentence. Even David Beckham sounded relatively sensible among that crowd.
Agreed. I wonder if Seb will go in present Chewbacca mode or have a shave. He's a very enjoyable interview subject and have no doubt he will acquit himself very well.

RobB_

956 posts

165 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I think he has a farming degree that he did over Covid? So he could be there to speak about food prices going up over the next few years due to the fallout of Ukraine and oil prices.

Pebbles167

2,758 posts

129 months

Thursday 12th May
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On now. I don't usually watch this, isn't it a fairly serious political Q&A thing? He's smart and intelligent, sure, but why Vettel.

Might be interesting?

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th May
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Seb looks a bit stunned. Nothing negative about him but the matters being discussed are so alien to the life of an F1 driver

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th May
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^ and still he acquitted himself very well. What a likeable bloke, the audience certainly seemed warm towards him.

StevieBee

10,854 posts

232 months

Friday 13th May
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JonChalk

5,592 posts

87 months

Friday 13th May
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cgt2 said:
^ and still he acquitted himself very well. What a likeable bloke, the audience certainly seemed warm towards him.
..in his second language, he certainly made the UK's Attorney General look like a gibbering moron by comparison.

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Friday 13th May
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He also visited HMP Feltham yesterday to encourage young offenders to learn how to become mechanics and set up a training workshop


JonChalk

5,592 posts

87 months

Friday 13th May
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Vettel, away from Horner, has become "a thoroughly nice chap" - am rapidly developing respect, even admiration, for him, which was noticeable absent during his RBR years.

Also visited a therapy centre for disadvantaged children

https://www.astonmartinf1.com/en-GB/news/feature/b...

Did it all on the train, as well - no chauffeurs or helicopters, or even taxis, in sight.

There's hope for Verstappen in the future yet........

entropy

4,604 posts

180 months

Friday 13th May
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JonChalk said:
Vettel, away from Horner, has become "a thoroughly nice chap" - am rapidly developing respect, even admiration, for him, which was noticeable absent during his RBR years.

Also visited a therapy centre for disadvantaged children

https://www.astonmartinf1.com/en-GB/news/feature/b...

Did it all on the train, as well - no chauffeurs or helicopters, or even taxis, in sight.

There's hope for Verstappen in the future yet........
Vettel was still capable of petulance at Ferrari: barging into Hamilton in Azerbaijan; disobeying team orders and crashing into LeClerc because he was losing his Golden Boy status.

Saying that he's a thoroughly all round good bloke outside the day job. He clearly likes to keep up with current affairs in his spare time. Philanthropy appears to await him.

Super Sonic

1,252 posts

31 months

Friday 13th May
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I've always liked him, since his top gear interview with his Nigel Mansell impression.

vaud

44,092 posts

132 months

Friday 13th May
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Super Sonic said:
I've always liked him, since his top gear interview with his Nigel Mansell impression.
Seb out of the cockpit and away from the track has always been good in my view.

thegreenhell

10,700 posts

196 months

Friday 13th May
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So, multimillionaire Sebastian, what do you think of the cost of living crisis?

He actually came across very well, much more grounded in reality than most politicians.

JonChalk

5,592 posts

87 months

Friday 13th May
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thegreenhell said:
So, multimillionaire Sebastian, what do you think of the cost of living crisis?

He actually came across very well, much more grounded in reality than most politicians.
He's a multimillionaire now, but didn't buy his way into F1, and didn't have the support of moneyed parents, so I guess he can relate in the past.

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Friday 13th May
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JonChalk said:
He's a multimillionaire now, but didn't buy his way into F1, and didn't have the support of moneyed parents, so I guess he can relate in the past.
The contrast in his attitude with the AG really hammered it home. Seb empathetic, concerned and understanding that many people not so fortunate are suffering, it was apparent the audience appreciated this even if it is clear this is far from his reality. He's a good egg.