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Vettel’s ‘Finishing Line’ answers coded?

Mar 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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Sebastian Vettel will be under the microscope more than normal after his controversial win in last week’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

That makes you wonder if there are any hidden messages behind Vettel’s short, sharp answers to a new series of “off-the-wall” questions on the Formula 1 official website.

A new series called “The Finishing Line” premiered Thursday and Vettel was the initial subject. A line of questioning included asking what was the most memorable overtaking maneuver of his career, to which he responded, “Many – some from way back, some quite recently…”

Vettel also said the sportsman he admired most was Michael Schumacher, “as I know him best,” he said.

The full interview is here and you can judge for yourself if there’s any harm done by these answers or if they reflect a ruthless nature that was on display Sunday.

  1. f1headd - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Hardly surprising that Schumacher is the sportsman that Vettel most admires. Both of them are the most unsporting sportsmen you could ever come across.

    If you believe (like me) that Helmut Marko is the man that holds most of the blame in this unfortunate situation, sign the petition below:

    https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/red-bull-gmbh-remove-helmut-marko-from-any-position-within-formula-one

    F1 will be a much better place without him.

    • cruzceleste - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      That petition is just silly, not to use a different word.

      And this article is reading way to much in to an innocent Q&A, Vettel have been saying he respect Schumacher since he was like 10 years old.

      And maybe he didn´t remember an specific pass.

      So stop trying to feed a dying fire, and move on.

    • apexassassin - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      I’m not sure which part of your post I found the most preposterous, it’s all so skewed I don’t think even hard evidence could sway you.

      So I’ll say, “nice agenda, keep it to yourself, you silly person”

  2. f1wheelnut - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    BTW, “The Finishing Line” premiered on March 19th with Nico Rosberg. This is the second installment.

  3. apexassassin - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Best Actor: John Travolta

    Man, I hope that was a joke… though he could have said Hasselhoff if he was looking for laughs.

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