HILARIOUS! When Sebastian Vettel Tried a Goofy American Accent

Published 10/19/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


With the United States Grand Prix about to take place in just a few days’ time, tension is on the rise in the F1 paddock. The title fight for this year’s Drivers’ Championship as well as the Constructors’ Championship is as taut as ever. But despite the trepidation about the Championships that has the fans on the edge of their seats, Motorsport lovers never miss out on a chance to have some fun!

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While the race at Austin, Texas, awaits us, the Twitterati have unearthed a rare video of everyone’s beloved Sebastian Vettel having a laugh during an interview back in 2019. In the video, the four-time F1 World Champion is seen imitating the Southern drawl as he tried to say something in the true-blue Texan way.

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Sebastian Vettel and his Texan accent go viral on social media

Formula One fans love to have a good laugh as they root for their favorite drivers during a race. So, when this video of Vettel speaking in a Southern drawl surfaced on the Internet, the fans lapped it up and made it go viral.

The video was originally shot in 2019 when Vettel was a Scuderia Ferrari driver. Now that the 2021 US Grand Prix is around the corner, one of the fans posted this video again, saying, “As it is race week for the USGP, I give you Sebastian Vettel in his American era.

In the video, Sebastian says, “Yeah, the rear of the car was getting’ all loosey-doosey in the last sector there.” The then-Ferrari prodigy then grinned at his own imitation of the Texan accent as his interviewers were thrown into bouts of laughter.

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Seb is known for his paddock antics

Sebastian Vettel is one of the wittiest, fun-loving, and kind-hearted persons in F1, as claimed by many. A few months ago, during the rain-soaked Bahrain GP, he engaged in some paddock-side football with Mick Schumacher. Also, his witty answers in the F1 podcasts and ‘Grill the Grid’ interviews are so hilarious, fans get a good laugh out of them.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021, in Northampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

German by birth, Sebastian Vettel has a talent for picking up accents by listening to the local people wherever he travels during a Formula One season. Fans have even put together a video compilation where Vettel does the Texan accent, then he imitates Kimi Raikkonen, talks in Sir Jackie Stewart’s Scottish accent, and many moremore.

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With these heart-warming acts, Vettel is definitely one of the most loved players in the race at the moment. But how well will he fare in the upcoming Championship, and how many points will he take home from the US Grand Prix? That remains to be seen.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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