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Steve Carell, star of the US sitcom The Office, was a very excited guest on the grid ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, with the American actor given the guest of honour treatment by Red Bull as he attended Zandvoort with his family.
Carell gave an interview to Sky F1 ahead of the race, making jokes with presenter Natalie Pinkham as he smiled and laughed his way through the short chat.
Steve Carell ‘on vacation’ in the Netherlands
With Carell popping up at a European race, rather than one of the three races in the United States, Pinkham asked the actor what had brought him to the Netherlands.
“We’re on family vacation. And we thought this would be a great place to see our first F1,” he said.
“This is my Grand Prix, I’m very, very excited. I’m here with my family. Wow, that camera is close!”
Pulling happy smiling faces into the camera as the veteran actor, who also starred in Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Despicable Me, Carell said he was getting caught up in the festival vibe as the home fans cheered to the heavy dance music playing on the grid.
“Well, I’ve never seen a microphone before, so it’s my mission to push it up into my face!” he said.
“It’s [the atmosphere] electric. It’s everything you could have anticipated, and much, much more.”
Steve Carell shows his support for Max Verstappen
Asked who he was cheering on, with Damon Hill telling him not to give the safe answer of ‘cheering on every driver’, Carell said he’s cheering on the home hero.
“We’re all best friends at this point. I’m an honorary member of the Red Bull team,” he said.
“You have to root for the hometown boy, right? I mean, otherwise, you’re an idiot.”
With the Las Vegas Grand Prix set to be a star-studded event when the inaugural race in the city is held later this year, Carell said he hopes to attend the race but anticipated a very different atmosphere for the US race.
“Not this!” he said, when asked what he would be expecting.
“It will be a different atmosphere. Everyone will be losing money gambling while the race happens. There will be slot machines at every seat. It’s going to be a very different vibe. I’m sure it’s going to be incredible and exciting.”