I always smile when I see this argument that "kids might be watching". I knew every swear word under the sun by the age of 8.
And whose heart wasn't warmed by Kimi Raikkonen announcing to Martin Brundle on the grid at Interlagos that he missed Michael Schumacher's pre-race retirement ceremony because "I was having a shit"? Magnificent.
I did too, and I got a thorough spanking for repeating them in front of my dad one day! I feel curse words are not bad in and of themselves (well not the real nasty ones!) but they tend to reflect on the person using them.
I think Vettel has more excuses than original English speakers like Hamilton and Button and even the "Latin" speakers like Massa and Alonso who are more intune with the western world... but I know he is Intelligent enough to realize that the "F-bomb" is not something you say on family programming. It's not the first time he has cursed in an interview - I feel he wants to be seen as some sort of "Cool guy" like James Hunt when if fact he comes across as a petulant, nerdy, weirdo German kid.
Edited by whitevisor, 09 November 2012 - 12:34.