Don’t think Formula 1 is all serious business. Yes, there are some pretty high-strung dudes driving those cars, and yes, maybe they do have somewhat of an elitist attitude, but there were plenty of funny moments from the 2017 season that can be seen on a video Formula 1 posted to YouTube.
Sebastian Vettel has a lot of fans around the F1 circuit, but not all of them know how to spell his name. The big screen at the course showed it spelled without an “L” on the end, so Sebastian kindly helped them out.
Then in one post-race interview in which McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne had to discuss his car breaking down, he was quick with this gem: “At least our simulator is reliable.”
When there’s rain, not much for drivers and crews to do but goof off in front of the camera…and there were plenty of opportunities for that.
The team from Red Bull seem to have the most fun away from the course. Daniel Ricciardo can be seen in all sort of extracurriculars having a great time. There’s a scene from a post-race press conference where it’s clear Ricciardo was a bit too gassy for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, but his fellow drivers were stuck.
A pretty funny video worth the three minutes to watch.