Formula 1 two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t having his best year. He hasn’t been able to put the car on pole in qualifying nor has he won any races, but changing to an acting career? That seems drastic.
OK, so the Redbull Infiniti F1 star isn’t actually pondering a career change, but he did recently appear in a martial arts film with the actress Celina Jade.
“Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon” is the first of many films Infiniti is planning to launch this year as part of their “Inspired Performers” series.
Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber will appear in a series of movies this year, the first of which will debut at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. The racer got acting and martial arts lessons from Jade, who will soon be appearing in the Hollywood film “Man with the Iron Fists.”
In exchange, Vettel gave Jade performance driving lessons in an Infiniti G coupe.
“Well that was the first time I’ve acted in a martial arts movie and it was great fun. It was something totally new for me which was good as I always like new challenges and experiences,” Vettel said. “I learned that just like with driving, you need balance, control and technique to be good at Kung Fu, but I think I’ll still stick to my usual kind of fighting on track on Sunday.”
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