Sebastian Vettel is a German professional racer who has secured a place as one of the greats of the sport with his skill and his undying hunger for victory.
Sebastian Vettel currently races in Formula 1 for Scuderia Ferrari and is a four-time champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in succession with Red Bull Racing (RBR), a British Formula 1 racing team racing under Austrian license. Today he is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time.
Sebastian Vettel Biography, Age
Vettel was born on July 3, 1987, in Heppenheim, Germany, and is one of four children of Norbert and Heike Vette. His love for racing began as a child when he said goodbye to his father, who was an enthusiastic racing driver and took part in various mountain races.
Sebastian also had personalities like Michael Schumacher – a German racing car driver, Michael Jordan – an American professional basketball player, and Michael Jackson – an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who called the “King of Pop” his three best idols. At the age of three and a half years, he had already started amateur karting, and when he was eight years old he started driving in karting series. Later, at the age of 11, he was appointed to the Red Bull Junior Team, where he began to win, starting with junior titles such as the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2001. While achieving all this, he maintained his excellent academic performance and graduated from the Starkenburg Gymnasium in Heppenheim, where he took his A-levels, with an outstanding result.
Sebastian’s career began in 2003 when he switched to open racing and won the German Formula BMW Championship in 2004 with 18 wins out of 20 races. In 2005 in the Formula 3 Euro Series Sebastian was already in fifth place and won the highest rookie honor. The following year he made his first ascent as a test driver for Sauber in Formula 1, but he was not yet able to bring in the championship.
Despite his wins and his high reputation as a racing prodigy, Sebastian Vettel was unable to make it past fourth place in his first 21 races. Things changed in 2007, however, when he was confirmed as a BMW test driver for 2007. The following year he took his first victory in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix and became the world’s youngest F1 race winner after breaking the record set by Fernando Alonso – the Spanish Formula 1 racer currently driving for McLaren-Honda.
This impressive performance by Sebastian, who was then named Rookie of the Year at the annual Autosport Awards, led the Red Bull to select him as its driver for the 2009 season, and in the first year, he finished as the youngest runner-up in the World Drivers’ Championship. In 2010 he won five races, including the penultimate race of the F1 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix, and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the end of the season. His victory in the penultimate race of the F1 season gave Red Bull its first Manufacturers’ Championship, while his victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made Sebastian the youngest driver to win the drivers’ World Championship. He was 23 years old at the time. In the same year, he continued his first championship with three more titles in a row and became the youngest double, triple and quadruple world champion in Formula One.
Sebastian became more confident after winning 11 of 19 Grands Prix, taking pole position 15 times, and becoming the youngest champion in a row. This lasted until 2014 when he had some difficulties, but later that year he left the Red Bull team and moved to Ferrari to start the 2015 season. With around seven podiums and 212 points, he finished third in 2015 and fourth in 2016.
In 2017, Sebastian maintained his 100% podium finish after winning in Australia and Bahrain and extending his lead to 13 points. He was the fifth man in history to win 90 F1 podiums, and after finishing seventh in the UK he became 46th.
Family- Wife, Daughter
Sebastian Vettel, nicknamed Baby Schumacher, has two older sisters – one is Melanie, a dental technician, and the other is Stefanie, a physiotherapist for disabled children. He also has a younger brother whose name is Fabian.
Sebastian is also in a relationship with Hanna Prater, his childhood friend. Although the two have not yet officially settled down as man and wife, they have lived happily together until now. In January 2014 the couple conceived their first child, a girl they called Emilie. The following year (September 2015) they welcomed their second daughter Matilda. He currently lives with his family in Thurgau, Switzerland.
Salary and Net Worth
German Formula 1 racing car driver Vettel is in the final year of his three-year Ferrari contract, in which he will receive around 40 million dollars in annual salary. Forbes 2017 appoints him as one of the four drivers who have won at least four titles, and his 45 career victories put him in fourth place of all time. Given his outstanding performance since 2010, the young racer’s salary has increased by about 21% in recent years. According to Forbes, his net worth will be 38.5 million dollars in 2017. His net worth is expected to grow by 35% in the coming years. The young millionaire named an Infiniti his favorite car. His car fleet includes a Nissan Vettel FX infinity for $154,390 and a 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle worth $41,685.
Sebastian Vettel Height and Body Measurement
Sebastian is 1.75 m or 175 cm tall and weighs 64 kg. The famous racing car driver is a good fan of the Beatles. In his spare time, he likes to watch British comedies like Little Britain and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.