The things done in the name of publicity – F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is set to appear in a short martial arts film titled Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon, alongside Hollywood actress and martial arts expert, Celina Jade.

The flick, set to premiere in May, is the first of Infiniti’s new Inspired Performers series, which will see Vettel and Red Bull Racing team-mate Mark Webber swapping skills with other like-minded inspired performers who are leaders in their respective fields.

Filming for the shortie took place at a studio just outside Shanghai, just ahead of the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix. Vettel learned a series of kung fu moves from Celina, before taking to the nearby Tianma circuit where they swapped roles and he taught her performance driving skills aboard an Infiniti G Coupe.

Now that it’s done, Seb will have hoped to have picked up a trick or two from Celina as he heads back to his usual kind of fighting on track this Sunday. As for the flick and the series, it’s all walking in the footsteps of the exemplary BMW film series from a decade back, albeit in a different gait.