WATCH: Hamilton & Verstappen Fall Prey to Popular Impressionist in Savage Depiction of F1 Title Fight

Published 11/20/2021, 5:15 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second placed Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


The championship this season has been tense. With Christian Horner and Toto Wolff sounding their battle horns and Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton keeping it close on the tracks; drama floods the paddock. However, popular impressionist Conor Moore brought in some much-needed comedic relief with his latest sketch.

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As impressive as always, not only were the voices absolutely perfect, but even the mannerisms of the championship protagonists were on point. In fact, if one just closed their eyes, it could well be Max and Lewis sharing their take on the championship. Further, the dialogues were riotously funny.

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As Lewis Hamilton, the Irishman took a dig at the season that has gone by, with very Hamilton-esque coating. “Usually everyone’s always out to get me. But this year? You know, Red Bull, they’ve thrown everything at me. They’ve thrown stewards at me, penalties. Max even threw his car at me at one point.” Referring to the incident in Monza, the dialogue was pure genius.

As “Hamilton” ended his statement criticizing Verstappen’s aggression, the Dutchman was next in the hot seat. Now Verstappen had some things to say. “Yeah, I don’t think I’m aggressive at all. I think that’s a very unfair comment from Lewis. I think if anything, I’m not aggressive enough.”

Although Conor squinted his eyes in concentration and broke his sentences with Verstappen’s characteristic ‘ums’; the real Max shone through when he blurted, Can we just stop with these f*cking questions!” Completing the bit with a thump on the table, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Hamilton and Verstappen accompanied by Buxton, Sainz and more

Lewis and Max weren’t the only ones honored with such accurate depictions of themselves. Drive to Survive star and F1’s very own, Will Buxton, may have to check for a clone in the video. From Buxton’s trademark whispering and eye movements and the awe in his commentary- all perfectly echoed by Moore.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 30, 2020 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

When we thought that Kimi ‘Iceman’ Raikkonen would go unmatched, Conor Moore proved us wrong. Raikkonen’s steely demeanor, complete with the sunglasses and hat, you could mistake the two for each other. Even the, “Yeah to be honest with you, I really don’t give a sh*t,” would have us fooled.

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However, it was Carlos Sainz that took the cake. Moore mirrored the Spaniard effortlessly as he sang “Smooth Operator, Smooth Operator.” The McLaren duo was also featured on the video. Norris ended his “mature” conversation with a pacifier in his mouth, while Danny Ric suffered from a stuck smile.

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 4, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Aston Martin’s power duo, Lance and Lawrence Stroll too, made their way to the interview seat, as “Lawrence” revealed an extraordinary Christmas gift for his son. “He said he wants Mercedes. So I’m going to buy him Mercedes. And a surprise, something small, Haas.”

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Should we be worried? Maybe. All in all, the impressions have taken over F1 Twitter by storm as they are nothing short of hilarious. As always, Connor Moore hasn’t failed to impress.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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