Sebastian Vettel took to the wheel of an Infiniti G37 for a unique experience in New York, starring in R&B singer Melanie Fiona’s new music video ‘Watch Me Work’. The Formula One World Champion also took time out from shooting the video to take the double-Grammy winning artist on a lap of the proposed New Jersey F1 circuit.
Set in downtown New York, Vettel plays a James Dean-style character who searches for an underground location for Fiona and her band to perform. Driving the red Infiniti G37, Vettel arrives in a warehouse space before powering the lights and sound system and taking control of the volume. Sebastian’s character is then seen driving into the sunrise.
The Red Bull driver, who is also a Global Ambassador for Infiniti, certainly enjoyed his starring role, even if it’s not his usual area of expertise.
“It was a great experience to shoot a music video, and certainly very different to what I’m used to. But music is without question an inspiration to many and I’m very proud to have been part of this. I think the lyrics are quite fitting to what we can all do if we put our mind to it.”
Fiona, who has collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West in the past, admitted she jumped at the opportunity to work with Vettel and experience the high-octane world of a Formula One driver.
“It’s not often you get the chance to be driven by an F1 World Champion and when the opportunity came up to have Seb driving me in the video I was like, yes please! This is one of my favourite songs and one that I’ve been wanting to put out for a while so to have him involved was great.”
A behind the scenes featurette can found by clicking here.