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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19 comments
Plastic Thoughts
Plastic Thoughts

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.

BurningBeard
BurningBeard

I've heard many words used to describe Vettel, "cool" has never been one of them


Plastic Thoughts
Plastic Thoughts

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.

rexdart936
rexdart936

going in circles is the only thing espn understands.

ecupirate
ecupirate

He is a dick but a great driver

SAUCE BOSS
SAUCE BOSS

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

the jerm
the jerm

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

TroutBandit
TroutBandit

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

Vickroy
Vickroy

hahaha! was going to post that too!

Jesse_in_Clearwater
Jesse_in_Clearwater

Because he's a spoiled cock.

And I'd argue that kimi is a better driver.

Peculier
Peculier

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

Plastic Thoughts
Plastic Thoughts

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.