Recently, Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a round of rapid-fire questions during an interview with Fox Sports. In the process, the German took a hilarious dig at his former teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, by terming his music taste as “horrible.”
During the interview, Vettel was asked about which driver he would choose to partner up with if he had plans of forming a band. The German replied, “Daniel!”
“Even though some of his music taste is horrible, but at least he is funny,” Vettel added.
Both Vettel and Ricciardo enjoyed a healthy relationship during their team-up at Red Bull. The primary reason being both drivers tend to be very amusing rather than too serious.
The interviewer threw his first question to Vettel, which was quite easy and straightforward.
“Who was your first teammate in Formula 1?” the interviewer asked. “Nick Heidfeld,” Vettel replied with not much hesitation.
However, as expected, the questions started to get more complicated. The German faced the next question, which was about the lead he had over the second-placed driver when he won his first championship title in 2010. Yet again, with no visible struggle, Vettel said, “four.”
This was followed by a question that was related to his debut race in Formula 1. The interviewer asked where the German had qualified and finished the race in the 2007 US Grand Prix. “Finished eighth. Qualified seventh,” the Ferrari driver said with a mild dilemma.
Vettel was then asked about the first Grand Prix, where he was penalized by the stewards. “Turkey . The first time I drove out of the box, basically,” the four-time world champion answered.
The interviewer asked about the strangest gift or prize Vettel had ever received. “A huge Panda Bear in China,” Vettel said.
“I remember I struggled to take back because I was thinking how the hell am I taking it back and then I had to leave it behind.
“You can’t buy an extra seat for a panda bear, you know?” Vettel explained further about his ridiculous yet hilarious gift.
With this, the round of tricky questions concluded for the 33-year-old and the results were quite impressive. He got every single answer right and proved that he has a decent memory of his past years in Formula 1.
Although such sessions are a mere stress buster for the German, there is a bigger question mark looming over his upcoming race weekend in Turkey. Will he be able to use his experience to the fullest at the Istanbul Circuit and put an end to his string of poor performances over the last few months? Only time will tell.