“We Have Enough Room”: 6ft 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger Squeezed In Tight With This Red Bull F1 Champion for Just an Interview

Published 09/25/2022, 7:28 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the “Terminator: Dark Fate” photocall on October 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

How would you react if The Terminator comes to take your interview? Not only that, but he also squeezed himself onto where you were standing, being 6 feet 2, just to talk to you?

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Sebastian Vettel experienced just that with Arnold Schwarzenegger when he picked up P3 in the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.

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It was not only nice to see the former bodybuilder Schwarzenegger trying to use up the space for the interview, but also his friendly nature and fitness prowess at this age. 67-year-old at the time, the former governor of California was one of the most famous faces at the 2015 Melbourne race.

As the Predator famed actor stepped on the same podium as the then-new joined Ferrari driver for the interview, Vettel stepped down and asked, “Can I come on up or you come down?

This which Schwarzenegger stated,Come on up here, we have enough room.”

The post-race interview at the podium continued with the former Red Bull F1 champion stating his feeling about joining the Maranello-based team.

He said, “It feels great. It’s a very very big honor and I’m very happy. Obviously it’s a very good start to the season for us… Grazie Mille (which is ‘a thousand thanks’ in Italian, as translated by Google)

Lewis Hamilton pinched Arnold Schwarzenegger at his height

As the Commando famed actor came to the 2015 Australian GP winner Lewis Hamilton prior to interviewing Vettel, Hamilton exchanged some fun banter with the Austrian-American actor.

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The interview of the race winner started with Hamilton appreciating his team’s effort. Soon after this, the Mercedes ace took a funny dig at Schwarzenegger with “I thought you were taller! I thought he was taller on the Terminator (looking at the fans)”.

Cheers poured in for this from the audience at the Melbourne circuit. However, ‘the Terminator’ wasn’t a spoilsport, and he joked back at the Silver Arrows driver with “I’m not wearing my high heels.

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Soon after this, the interview continued with Hamilton, and then Nico Rosberg, and, finally, Sebastian Vettel. With Formula 1 pervading all borders, it’s nice to see how legends from different sports and industries come up and share the same enthusiasm as an F1 fan. The 2015 Australian Grand Prix will always remain a prime example of this.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 and NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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