I’ve always considered his accent to be a mixture between British and American.
An interesting observation, I’d never noticed it before. Perhaps I’ll re-visit some old interviews.
I presume you mean English and American. Sorry to be pedantic but it is a personal pet peeve of mine, an English person does not sound like a Scottish, Irish or Welsh person.
Yes apologies. I’m as bad as a scriptwriter on a US sitcom. I do mean an “English” accent, but in the interests of clarity and accuracy, I probably mean a “Southern English” accent (if there is such a term!), as opposed to Geordie or Yorkshire…
There’s nothing American about his accent and what has his accent got to do with his ability to drive?
1 – Thanks for your input and your well-reasoned and thoughtful response to my original question. I appreciate that you’re stating a fact that there is “nothing American about his accent“, obviously myself and others have a completely inaccurate and erroneous understanding of things.
2 – At no point did I suggest or ask if his accent (regardless of what kind of accent it is!) as an impact positively or negatively on his driving. Infact as I considered it a fairly tangential topic to his role as an F1 driver, I went as far as to post it in the “Off-topic” section, but if you want to have a go at an innocuous question then by all means go ahead :-)
Thanks all, I’ll be interested to see what others think. I guess I forgot the wide range of people who read/follow F1F and may not appreciate the nuances between different regions in the UK (I certainly couldn’t tell the difference between a Parisian and an Alsatian!)