‘Who the f**k is that?’: Max Verstappen’s PR officer reveals why she panicked

F1 impersonator Conor Moore has become famous for his unbelievably realistic impressions of the likes of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.

With Formula 1 and Liberty Media working increasingly hard to make the sport more entertaining, it would come as no shock that they decided to fly out impressionist Conor Moore to the recent United States Grand Prix.

Moore has become famous amongst both fans and the drivers for his brilliant impressions, with the most notable ones being Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen, amongst others.

He will often upload skits of him doing interviews whilst pretending to be a certain driver, with his replies usually always hilarious.

Incredibly, he recently got a chance to meet the drivers he’s been impersonating for so long, with an interaction with Verstappen being particularly comical.

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Moore met Verstappen at the US Grand Prix outside Red Bull’s hospitality, where Moore was recorded chatting to both the Dutchman and his PR officer.

It turns out that Moore had scared the life out of the double World Champion’s PR officer at the Circuit of the Americas, who thought Verstappen had gone to the media pen without her.

In actual fact, it was Moore that she’d seen, but thought it was Verstappen as he was wearing a Red Bull hat.

“Good to meet you,” said Moore to Verstappen.

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“They flew you out here?” Verstappen asked.

“Yeah yeah yeah, so I came out there yesterday,” the comedian replied.

“I saw you in the media pen earlier, he was wearing your cap,” Verstappen’s PR officer said to the pair.

“And I was like ‘who the f**k is that?’, I panicked and thought ‘has Max gone to the media pen on his own?” continued the PR officer.

“Would I ever do that?” asked the Dutchman.

“No!” replied the PR officer.


Verstappen, of course, won his 13th race of the season at the US Grand Prix, after fighting back from a poor pit-stop to overtake both Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton.

That win had moved him level with Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for most wins in a single season; however, he eclipsed the German duo after winning the recent Mexican Grand Prix.

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With two races still remaining this season, he could staggeringly set the new benchmark at 16 wins in a single season, something that will require an even higher level of domination to beat.

This weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix is predicted to be an extremely wet one, something which will likely lead to multiple replays of Verstappen’s famous save at Interlagos in the wet in 2016, where his car was facing the completely wrong direction at the final corner.

He has won at the venue once before, with that victory having come in 2019, he’ll be on the charge to make that two victories in Brazil this weekend.