Yesterday I posted about Mark Webber relaunching the Tasmania Challenge, an extreme adventure race and today we have news of two other F1 drivers taking part in “extreme” activities ahead of the season opener in Melbourne on Sunday.
First the world champion Sebastian Vettel has boldly gone into Webber’s back yard and visited a sheep station, even having a go at shearing a sheep in the process. This is a real statement – the sheep shearer is a symbol of Aussie manhood and Vettel (and Red Bull) are certainly having a laugh here with this stunt, perhaps defusing the tension with Webber a little ahead of the season. It will certainly give the Australian media an open goal when they talk to Webber this weekend.
Meanwhile Webber’s former Williams team mate, Nico Rosberg, has taken on an “extreme” challenge of his own. The 25 year old Mercedes driver has released a video on his You Tube channel – nicorosbergtv -featuring him riding a unicycle while juggling three balls.
But Rosberg calls it training. It’s part of a video showing his training techniques, many of which featured in the “How to be a Grand Prix driver” feature we did at Yas Marina circuit last Autumn, including helmets on weights and such like.