When Gerard Butler agreed to do the podium interviews after Sunday’s Formula One U.S. Grand Prix, he probably had no idea what he was getting himself into.
In case you don’t know, F1 conducts podium interviews in order of where you finished, so Butler spoke to race winner Lewis Hamilton, then Nico Rosberg and then Daniel Ricciardo.
The interviews with Hamilton and Rosberg were fairly normal, with both drivers answering questions about the race. Ricciardo’s interview went a bit differently.
It started with the Aussie convincing Butler to do a “shoey” with Red Bull, and then they both started talking with their best Texas accent. You can’t make this stuff up.
F1 needs more personalities like Ricciardo. And it also needs more races like the U.S. Grand Prix.
Between Butler’s antics, Taylor Swift performing — it was her first live performance of the year — and the race itself, the U.S. Grand Prix proven to be the type of event fans want.
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