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Which F1 drivers have been on American late-night television?


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#1 cutchemist42

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:21

After seeing Vettel on Letterman last night, I was curious.

Also, a fun article to read about the NJ track.

http://jalopnik.com/...and-an-f1-champ

Edited by cutchemist42, 12 June 2012 - 21:24.


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#2 Mila

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:28

Rahal, Mansell, Coulthard, . . .

#3 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:30

Villeneuve, Zanardi, Bourdais...

#4 CSquared

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:53

Michael Andretti.

These have all been on Letterman, I presume?

#5 Risil

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 21:55

It was pretty late at night when Juan Pablo Montoya smacked the jet dryer in the Daytona 500 this year. Must've been televised, I watched it happen. That count?

Edited by Risil, 12 June 2012 - 21:56.


#6 Claudius

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 22:12

It was pretty late at night when Juan Pablo Montoya smacked the jet dryer in the Daytona 500 this year. Must've been televised, I watched it happen. That count?


:lol:


#7 Claudius

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 22:14

All of the drivers mentioned above have also been racing in US, apart from DC and Vettel.



#8 Flat Black 84

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 22:25

I would think Jackie Stewart has. Perhaps on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, or Letterman in his early days. David Hobbs and Sam Posey (USGP in '71 and '72) are other possibilities.

Edited by Flat Black 84, 12 June 2012 - 22:27.


#9 Watkins74

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 22:59

JPM

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

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#10 Markn93

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 23:54

Doesn't qualify as late night tv, but Lewis was on sportscenter, http://espn.go.com/r...nd-prix-victory

#11 euverus

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:06

Alex Zanardi


#12 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:40

David Coulthard on the Tonight Show in 2002 around Christmas/New Year time being interviewed by Jay Leno. I clearly remember Leno and Coulthard discussing how nobody had even heard of David Coulthard in the US, Hakkinen moving aside and taking a year off, and that '2002 was going to be his year' to win the world championship! Classic Coulthard.

#13 MattPete

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:48

Irvine. It was that with Letterman in which I learned the phrase "chalk and cheese". If I remember correctly, he also called NASCAR "a bunch of farmers driving around in circles."

#14 FerrariFanInTexas

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:49

Pretty sure Schumacher was on Letterman.

#15 911

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:54

Stirling Moss was on one night and he was awesome!!

#16 Raelene

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:00

MSC on 60 minutes - not quite late night though ;)

#17 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:00

If I remember correctly, he also called NASCAR "a bunch of farmers driving around in circles."

:rotfl:

Well they have to write some crap to fill in 300 shows a year.;)

It's all very American.. spending large amounts of money to produce tv shows that are on at midnight, yet somehow over a million people watch. The robot on the sister show (to the late show) is somewhat amusing too. :drunk:

Anyway farmers driving around in circles is actually sprintcar racing. Fancy paved surfaces are for namby pamby west coasters who couldn't bear to get their helmuts muddy, haven't you heard?;)

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 13 June 2012 - 04:03.


#18 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:20

Loved the Vettel feature thanks for sharing. Reminded me of racing through those Jersey streets with the cops in Grand Theft Auto 4 :D

#19 metz

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 20:50

All of the drivers mentioned above have also been racing in US, apart from DC and Vettel.

Vettel actually raced in the US for BMW for 1 race after Kubica's Montreal crash.


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#20 jonpollak

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:24

MSC on 60 minutes - not quite late night though ;)


He was on Charlie Rose too.


Jp

#21 Ensign

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 15:28

I saw Murray Walker on Letterman about ten years ago. They were discussing "Murrayisms".

#22 UPRC

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 15:50

Loved the Vettel feature thanks for sharing. Reminded me of racing through those Jersey streets with the cops in Grand Theft Auto 4 :D


I enjoyed it as well, but Letterman needs to learn some manners and let his guests finish their sentences. Poor Vettel could hardly finish a sentence without Letterman interrupting. He briefly looked a little annoyed from the constant interruptions at one point and I don't really blame him.

Edited by UPRC, 14 June 2012 - 15:52.


#23 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 16:01

Thats a shame, Vettel showed at the Autosport awards that he is very quick witted and funny. Not the archetypal German F1 champion.

#24 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 19:20

Thats a shame, Vettel showed at the Autosport awards that he is very quick witted and funny. Not the archetypal German F1 champion.


Indeed, Germans are generally not very funny. I remember sitting in a bar in Munich about 12 years ago and the people on the table next to us were laughing their arses off. They then explained how funny it was for 2 blokes to be sitting across each other with mobile phones on the table. They said "you can phone each other to talk". I laughed so much my bottom fell off.

#25 Rakaman

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 20:05

What I found annoying was that the BBC America never showed the Vettel interview they did on Top Gear. I don't know why. Every other F1 guest has been shown. And yes, America loves Top Gear.

#26 Rybo

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 21:28

What I found annoying was that the BBC America never showed the Vettel interview they did on Top Gear. I don't know why. Every other F1 guest has been shown. And yes, America loves Top Gear.


The BBC version is always over an hour w/o commercials so they have to cut the America version by 10-15 minutes so they can have commercials and somethings get left out.

#27 Jim Thurman

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 16:27

The BBC version is always over an hour w/o commercials so they have to cut the America version by 10-15 minutes so they can have commercials and somethings get left out.

...and BBC America has been going back and airing the episodes in full, restoring the edited portions. With commercials, the shows run 90 minutes.

#28 ZooL

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 18:33

Schumacher and Hamilton have been in hollywood films, which is a step better.

Edited by ZooL, 16 June 2012 - 18:34.


#29 David M. Kane

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 19:33

After seeing Vettel on Letterman last night, I was curious.

Also, a fun article to read about the NJ track.

http://jalopnik.com/...and-an-f1-champ


Letterman was none too pleased with the "big balls" comment!

Edited by David M. Kane, 16 June 2012 - 19:34.


#30 ed24f1

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 19:56

Vettel actually raced in the US for BMW for 1 race after Kubica's Montreal crash.


I don't think he meant at the US GP, but racing full time in the US, like Zanardi, Montoya etc.


Letterman was none too pleased with the "big balls" comment!


I don't think he minded it, he just does that faux anger for the cameras, you often see him do it.

#31 beute

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 23:14

Indeed, Germans are generally not very funny. I remember sitting in a bar in Munich about 12 years ago and the people on the table next to us were laughing their arses off. They then explained how funny it was for 2 blokes to be sitting across each other with mobile phones on the table. They said "you can phone each other to talk". I laughed so much my bottom fell off.

And the french are all gay frog eating faggots,the british are yellow teethed, americans are fat dumb weapon worshipping jesus freaks, italians are all oily little corleones and of course all that black people do is robbing white people.
and dont forget, all muslims wear a bomb vest for the occasional jihad attempt.....

Edited by beute, 17 June 2012 - 23:16.


#32 HoldenRT

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 23:21

Letterman was none too pleased with the "big balls" comment!

It's comedy dude.. :p

The funny thing about Montoya's interview (2005) was firstly talking about penalties he was getting.. but also what he had to say about NASCAR, given how he left F1 midseason in 2006 and has raced there ever since. There is also a really funny picture of Montoya after crashing into his teammate in his last F1 race (Indy 06).. laughing while walking back to the pits.. :lol: :confused: No wonder it was his last race..

Loved that Vettel one.. he has great humour/personality.