Sebastian Vettel is a Formula One German racing driver. And not only was he a champion on the track, but he was also in his personal life. He wanted to be a singer in his childhood but dropped the idea as he did not have the voice (according to him), is one of the most successful drivers in Formula One history.
If you want to know how Sebastian Vettel is a champion in every field of his life or how he got into racing, then keep reading.
Sebastian Vettel Biography
F1 youngest World Champion was born on 3 July 1987 in West Germany to Norbert and Heike Vettel. In childhood, he was interested in music and wanted to be a singer like Michael Jackson until he realized he did not have a voice. He was a fan of the Beatles and Jackson, collecting their videos.
Now he is a fan of Taylor Swift. Sebastian revealed that he was terrible at school but passed high school with respectable grades. He studied in Heppenheim’s Starkenburg-Gymnasium. He has three siblings- one younger brother and two elder sisters.
Sebastian Vettel height is 5 ft 7 inches tall.
Sebastian Vettel Career
When Sebastian Vettel was three years old, he began karting, and by the age of eight, he began racing in the Kart series. In 2004, he won the Formula BMW ADAC championship with 18 victories and 20 races. He began his Formula One career as a test driver for BMW Sauber in 2006 and made a one-off racing appearance in 2007.
Sebastian Vettel became a full-time driver for Red Bull in 2009. In the following years, he created history by winning four consecutive titles from 2010 to 2013. The first win made him the racing’s youngest World Champion and set the record for the most consecutive wins and race wins in a single season.
He won 9 races consecutively and 13 in a single season. The German driver gave great competition in the 2017 and 2018 title fights to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after signing up with Ferrari in 2015. He was a runner-up in both years. His next deal was with Aston Martin for 2021 and 2022.
In 2022 he announced on his recently created Instagram account about his retirement at the end of the 2022 season. Apart from his sports career, he also appeared in an advertisement for Head & Shoulders and worked as a voice artist in the German version of the movie Cars 2.
Sebastian Vettel Net worth
As of 2022 reports, Sebastian Vettel has collected a massive fortune from his career- $140 million. This fortune earned is all thanks to Red Bull and Ferrari for him their massive budget. In 2020, his annual salary from Ferrari was $36.3 million, which included him among the richest drivers.
The German signed a deal with Aston Martin for the 2021 season, which provided him with a salary of $35 million with bonuses. As of now, Vettel is still receiving paychecks of 13 million dollars from Aston Martin for the 2022 season. Every month he receives an income of approximately $16 million dollars.
He is among the top five highest-paid drivers on the F1 grid in 2021. Additionally, he is funded by various watch brands such as Casio, Shell, Infiniti, and clothing brands including Pepe Jeans. One of the highest paid athletes, Sebastian Vettel, owns a $7 Million luxurious house in Switzerland. The mansion is perfect for all of his cars and bikes. His friend, Kimi Raikkonen also lives nearby.
As a racer, he owns a luxurious car collection. Some of his expensive cars are Bentley Continental GT costing $900,000, Ferrari GTC4 of USD 850,000, Bugatti Chiron worth $3 million, McLaren 720S, and Ferrari F40. He might have some other cars too.
Sebastian Vettel Relationship
The F1 racer married his lady love, Hanna Prater. They were high school friends who became love birds in 2006 before tying the knot in 2019 in a private ceremony.
Sebastian has three children- two daughters and a son. His eldest daughter, Emilie, was born in 2014, and his second daughter, Mathilda, was born in September 2015. His youngest son was born in 2019, and the name is yet unknown.
Sebastian Vettel Awards
Throughout his F1 career, Vettel has scored 57 Pole Positions and earned 53 wins. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Lorenzo Autosport Awards in 2009. The champion was voted for German Sports Personality of the Year in 2010.
Next, he was praised with the Grands Prix de l’Academie des Sports as he was the “Double consecutive Formula One World Champion at the age of twenty-four and winner of eleven Grands Prix out of nineteen. In addition, he was also named DHL Fastest Lap Award himself in 2009, 2012, and 2013.
He was titled the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 2013. And the following year, he became the Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Sebastian Vettel worked hard and achieved the dreams he had been working passionately for from the age of three. Now, he has such a history that he will be remembered for years.
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