Vettel honoured by Germany's ADAC 26 Nov 2009
Although he ended his 2009 season as disappointed runner-up to Brawn GPs Jenson Button in the drivers championship, Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel has received a boost from German motoring organisation, ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club), after being named their motorsportsman of the year this week. ADAC is Europe's largest automobile club, with more than 16 million members.
Representing Vettel and Red Bull at the awards ceremony in the German city of Munich was Red Bull Racings head of race engineering Ian Morgan. Previous winners include former DTM champion Bernd Schneider and reigning world rally champion Sebastien Loeb.
Vettel, who has won five Grands Prix since his F1 debut in 2007, is only the second Formula One driver to be awarded the title, following in the footsteps of illustrious compatriot - and seven-time drivers titleholder - Michael Schumacher. At just 22 years-old, Vettel is also the youngest-ever recipient of the prize.