The Grand Prix of Brazil in São Paulo was a rather soggy affair. Despite the heavy rains, Lewis Hamilton managed to win setting up a championship showdown in the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi. But that’s not why we’re doing this story, it’s about Max Verstappen who happened to rally from being down in 14th to third.

In the deluge, Verstappen literally slipped and slided his way around the Autódromo José Carlos Pace to the point where he almost lost control which would have been disastrous. But at the last second, Verstappen got his steering back which amazed the announcer calling the race back to the Netherlands. The Dutch announcer not only gave it his best Gus Johnson, but he also slipped into English and throwing out a “HOLY SH!T!” and “F$&K THAT SH!T!”

Take a gander, but if you’re at work, make sure you watch with your headphones on.

Imagine if we ever relaxed our broadcast rules here allowing announcers to curse and swear on demand. That would make for some interesting television.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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