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Sebastian Vettel Caught Filming in The UK With The Grand Tour

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Photo: screenshot from YouTube
At just over a minute-and-a-half long, the following video shows none other than Sebastian Vettel talking to James May, standing next to the Ferrari 458 Speciale of Captain Slow. Filmed at a gas station in Towcester on Monday morning, the segment also features Richard Hammond and the Opel Kadett known as Oliver.
Jeremy Clarkson is nowhere to be seen, but according to the uploader, the hosts went to a farm in Wappenham afterward to continue filming for the third season of The Grand Tour. Amusingly enough, the clip also shows Richard pushing his beloved old-timer with his hands and then he turns around, pushing Oliver furthermore with his butt. The smug expression on his face says it all, doesn’t it?

It remains to see why was Vettel invited for this segment of The Grand Tour, though chances are the 458 Speciale and his affiliation with Ferrari might have something to do with it. The four-time F1 champ leads the driver standings so far this season, racking up 171 points compared to second-ranked Lewis Hamilton (163 points).

The last time we’ve covered The Grand Tour on autoevolution, we reported how the three presenters were spotted in Detroit, driving three overly-powerful American cars. The Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Exorcist total no less than 2,540 horsepower, which means the third season will be infused with the unmistakable smell of burnt rubber.

On a related note, The Daily Mail cited an insider as saying The Grand Tour will be canceled after the end of the third season. Hours after the British publication published that story, Jeremy Clarkson took to Twitter. There’s no other way of saying it, so here goes: “horse s**t” are the two words he used to describe the rumor. And yes, he censored himself with two asterisk symbols instead of three.

As a brief refresher, Amazon is thought to have shelled out $250 million for The Grand Tour in the aftermath of the fracas incident that led to the lineup change over at Top Gear. By comparison, two 13-episode seasons of House of Cards have cost Amazon an estimated $100 million. And on an ending note, it still isn’t known if Jeff Bezos wants a fourth season from the three amigos. Here’s hope he will.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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