Vettel enjoys hometown celebration in Heppenheim 24 Oct 2011
Sebastian Vettel returned to his hometown of Heppenheim in Germany on Saturday to celebrate his 2011 drivers title, with around 30,000 fans turning out to applaud their local heros achievement in becoming Formula Ones youngest double world champion.
Accompanied by motorcycle outriders, Vettel blasted his Red Bull through the narrow streets of Heppenheim, before stepping from the cockpit and standing atop the car in true parc ferme-style to greet the crowds.
I am travelling around the world a lot and we have a lot of fans but I have never seen so many Red Bull caps before, said 24-year-old Vettel. It couldnt be better. Thank you so much. Last year in Heppenheim was already unbelievable but today is even better. You made my day. Thank you.
It was a day full of festivities, complete with music, break dancing and the obligatory slot-car racing. Among those present to share them was Germanys other recently-crowned motorsport champion, DTMs Martin Tomczyk.
Summing up his opinion of Vettel for Red Bull, Tomaczyk described his compatriot as, Fast, young, dynamic - and just a cool guy!
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