Vettel was tutored on basic kung fu blocks and punches by Chinese actress Celina Jade, and in exchange Vettel gave Jade a few tips on performance driving behind the wheel of an Infiniti G Coupe.
Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon comes across as cheesy and low-budget, but we suppose that’s exactly the effect the producers were going for. When it comes to physically intimidating athletes, Formula One drivers are pretty low on our list, which adds to the humor of the video.
Look for future episodes of the Inspired Performance series to star Mark Webber as well, with the Red Bull drivers swapping roles with other “inspired performers” picked by Infiniti.
As for Vettel’s future as a stuntman or martial art star, the German driver commented, “I learned that just like with driving, you need balance, control and technique to be good at kung fu, but I think I’ll stick to my usual kind of fighting on track on Sunday.”