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Sebastian Vettel apologises for swearing in an interview in Abu Dhabi

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Alan - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:24 PM

He shouldn't be apologising for anything, interviewing drivers on the podium is a stupid idea, its right after the race and the adrenaline is still flowing in them, u can see that they all feel awkward while being asked questions and it makes for bad tv.

I hope they all continue to curse on the podium so the whole process gets done away with.

Mark _

November 09, 2012 5:40 PM

In Indycar it is common to interview drivers before they even get out of the car so I am not buying the it is too soon after the race excuse. These guys are professinals and they know how to react infront of a microphone. The real problem is that the podium is just an awkward place to conduct an interview. I could understand if it was for the benefit of the fans at the race but it seems more likely that it is to wrap up the TV broadcast a little quicker.

Buck - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:27 PM

A lot of people care..

As an international spokesperson for RED BULL, Vettel can't be ignorant enough to not know that the F Bomb in particular is very inappropriate in some cultures.. Do his sponsors think it is ok?

He must be dumb as he has been asked several times in the past to not do that again. He can keep his phony Red Bull mandated apology.

Podium interviews do totally suck but certainly is no excuse for showing lack of control and being an ass yet again.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 8:42 PM

The podium is an inappropriate place to be conducting and "interview." I'd say Seb and Kimi had it planned. They are good friends. "If we really muck it up in front of the mic, then they'll rethink this high pressure TV expedient."

Angelina - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 9:17 PM

Vettel apologised to be clear of any laws in Abu Dhabi. Redbull didn't mandate Seb to apologise after his Malaysia interview. I don't think they will force him now.

BTW I was not offended by Seb or Kimi bcoz I think they use this language regularly while interacting with mechanics. Seb, Kimi and the mechanics speak diff. languages and not all r English although the teams r based in Britain.

cyrex - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 10:01 PM

u idiots it doesnt matter if u didnt mind vettel using foul language, millions of viewers around the world including 4yr + would have been listening to it.VERY BAD from a double wolrd champion vettel,
AND dont drag kimi in to it,"shit" is not in the same category as F***, hence they only apologised for vettel then, vet coudlnt handle it and poored wine down DC , which was clear dc was not happy,

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