Sebastian Vettel Is One Cool F1 Driver

Germany’s Sebastian Vettel has won the past three Formula One titles, and has established a level of coolness off the track. At 25, he already holds records for youngest points scorer, youngest race leader, youngest pole sitter, youngest race winner, and the youngest to win one, then two, then three championships. As a kid he idolized “The Three Michaels:” Schumacher, Jordan, and Jackson. He loves British comedy like Monty Python, and is a huge Beatles fan. And he’s his own manager: when it’s time to talk money, he does it himself.

So how do you live up to that level of cool? By wearing a helmet in the Grand Prix of Monaco that not only salutes the rich history of the “Grandest Grand Prix,” but has a pin-up girl on the back. A pin-up girl that not only is in a revealing nighty, but is painted in temperature-sensitive paint, which means when it gets hot the nighty disappears.

Which should be fun for NBC, who’s planning to broadcast the race live on the main network Sunday morning. Read more at Jalopnik.


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    May 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

    This is ‘murica. We only care about cars that go in circles

  2. Foggy_Otis

    May 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Youngest pole sitter, he he he

    • Vickroy

      May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

      hahaha! was going to post that too!

  3. ecupirate

    May 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    He is a dick but a great driver

    • TroutBandit

      May 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      ecupirate His car has made him look much better than his driving skills have the last 3 years.

      • Peculier

        May 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        @TroutBandit That’s odd, because Webber has an identical car, and he’s 6th in the points standings

    • Peculier

      May 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      ecupirate The best ones always are…Senna, Schumacher, ect

  4. rexdart936

    May 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    going in circles is the only thing espn understands.

  5. TroutBandit

    May 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I fucking hate Sebastian Vettel.

    • Peculier

      May 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      TroutBandit Why? Because he’s the best F1 driver out there right now?

      • Jesse_in_Clearwater

        May 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        Because he’s a spoiled cock.
        And I’d argue that kimi is a better driver.

      • Plastic Thoughts

        May 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        Don’t worry, he has plenty of time to mature and continue to get better. I personally wish he would embrace the role of the Hamilton and Alonso fans have bestowed upon him.

  6. Plastic Thoughts

    May 24, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I would say that since it is on the back of his helmet it gives Hamilton something to look at, but both Mercedes look awfully quick this weekend. I have a feeling their race pace will be much better than in previous races.

    • TroutBandit

      May 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Plastic Thoughts They’ll lead for 3-5 laps then succumb to Alonso.

    • the jerm

      May 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Plastic Thoughts They’re always quick in practice.  They just can’t keep the tires on their car during the race

  7. the jerm

    May 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm


  8. BurningBeard

    May 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve heard many words used to describe Vettel, “cool” has never been one of them

  9. Plastic Thoughts

    May 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Get ready for the birth of a dynasty with the deepest pockets in the history of the sport. Mercedes are focused and will do whatever it takes to win championships. They appear to have a distinct advantage with the development of the 2014 car and all the new FIA changes. Both Mercedes and F1 are banking on Hamilton’s success to extend his marketability in expanding the demographic of F1, particularly in the U.S. Five years from now everyone will view Mercedes as a beast. Believe me, if Hamilton regains the success he had early in his career, true fans of the sport will be praying for Vettle to rescue it from Hamilton’s ego and all the baggage that comes with it. Vettle is young and immature, but his true passion is racing while Hamilton’s true passion is Hamilton. It all begins tomorrow morning in qualifying. The tyres will not be an issue forever.

  10. Plastic Thoughts

    May 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Like I was saying!