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F1 personalities in TV adverts

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  • #313400

    andae23
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    Saw this commercial earlier this evening: Max Verstappen in a commercial for Ziggo, which I think is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) broadband providers in the Netherlands. For the non-Dutch speaking, the joke is that ‘overstappen’ (oVerstappen) means ‘switching broadband’ in Dutch…

    Anyways, I wonder if we’ll see their name on the Toro Rosso or his helmet this year. It’s not an international company, but on the other hand the Dutch TV audience is growing steadily, so who knows.

    #313404

    David Not Coulthard
    Participant

    @andae23 Definitely not his helmet, VET couldn’t put what was deemed a Red Bull ad on his a few years agp, unless I’ve missed something?

    It’s not an international company

    It probably won’t matter :)
    (See the KFC Indonesia ad in Indonesian on the car? I know VES is not that kind of pay driver but Ziggo wouldn’t be the first non-international company to have their logo on an F1 car)

    #321664

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Here’s a strange one I’d forgotten about – the late Rik Mayall plugging Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing for Nintendo in around 1992/3:

    #321665

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    And here’s the man himself flogging car insurance with Omid Djalili:

    #321676

    #33
    Participant

    Can’t beat the Mansell tache, IMO the legend just doesn’t look right without it.

    Speaking of tache’s, we need a few more in F1. Can only recall DR’s attempt at a tache in recent years.

    #321686

    glynh
    Participant

    Just saw Lewis Hamilton in a L’Oréal advert.

    #321780

    jodrell
    Participant

    is this some comment about how underivable his Ferrari was in that year? ;-)

    #324260

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Michael Schumacher attempts something far more difficult than winning 91 grands prix and seven world championships: Selling the Fiat Multipla:

    #325632

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Raikkonen flogging Marlboros in his first stint at Ferrari. Bit weird to see a television advert for a cigarette brand…

    #325682

    Charles King
    Participant

    In another health-related shocker, Kimi has also been known to place journalists at risk of diabetes by peddling ice creams full of sugar and fat:
    Will the madness never end

    Will the madness never end? :-O

    #326596

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Delightfully nineties-cheesy Japanese Shell advert featuring Ayrton Senna which at times looks like he wasn’t even aware he was being filmed:

    #326743

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Lewis Hamilton drives a Mercedes GT-R around an overgrown Nurburgring Nordschleife:

    #327535

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Incomprehensible 1996 advert featuring Alain Prost:

    Anyone know what’s going on here?

    #327931

    x303
    Participant

    Hi Keith,

    This is an advert for “la tête dans les nuages”, a french chain of game centers that had a deal with SEGA in the 90s. They were branded at the time “la tête dans les nuages – centres SEGA” (literally: head in the clouds – SEGA centres).
    I used to go there at the time and had some good fun. But I’ve never seen this before.
    From what I understand, Prost goes to a game centre in 1996, plays some games and find himself in a game centre in 2029 (not that far from now btw). The ad ends with the message “J’y reste” (I stay), implying that he played all that time without exiting the centre.

    Not sure about my analysis, but this is my attempt.

    #328181

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Formula One’s big new sponsor has begun pumping out its first promos. Love the retro vibe in this one:

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