In an F1 paddock not exactly renowned for its levity, Sebastian Vettel is reliably always up for a laugh. This aspect of his personality isn't immediately obvious, since he prefers to keep his press appearances to a minimum and Ferrari like to keep their star driver happy by acceding to such wishes.
But he has a brain that fires on more cylinders than those of a number of his peers. Unless something has gone very wrong for him out on track, his interviews are laced with a wry, cheeky humour - and his impersonation of Jean Todt at the Autosport Awards a few years ago was comedy gold.
So this appointment with F1 Racing has been a long time coming. The last time we did 'You Ask the Questions' with Seb was during his early days at Red Bull - and that's a shame, since his honesty, openness and capacity to talk intelligently and passionately about racing are a delight to experience.