The ever brilliant Conor Sketches has given us another gem with his recent trip to the F1 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, USA.
The talented impressionist went behind the scenes to chat with the likes of George Russell and Carlos Sainz Jr., and showed off his immense popularity among drivers and fans.
The highlight of the footage is without a doubt the exchange between Conor Sketches and Sainz Jr., with the Ferrari driver clearly in awe of the Irishman's ability to exquisitely take off his voice.
Conor Sketches Comes To F1
Come behind the scenes with the impressionist (and very funny) Conor Moore in Texas! 😅
And, enjoy as he comes face-to-face with some of his favourite impersonations, and takes part too! 😆#F1 @ConorSketches pic.twitter.com/AVZ5ghqdyB
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Despite his brilliance, it does not all come so easy for Conor Sketches, as he explains below.
“Some people do take longer than others (to imitate). Tiger took me a long, long time. I gave up on Tiger at one point because I didn’t think I could do him. I had been trying for a good two months. I was going to leave him off until a few family members found out and told me to stop practising everybody else and just concentrate on Tiger.
“Ten days before the very first video, I just worked on Tiger. I was going to bed listening to him and walking to the shops listening to Tiger. Then one day I heard him say, ‘It’s pretty tough out there, I thought I played well’. When I got ‘tough’ and ‘well’ and realised his jaw doesn’t move much, it just clicked.
“Once you have it nailed, you don’t lose it. It was the same with Justin Rose, he was another guy I completely gave up on. Then my brother walked past my room when I was doing Roy Hodgson and he was like, ‘Are you doing Justin Rose?’ I was proper insulted, but then I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I can do Justin’.”