You know he drives for Ferrari. You know he's a four-time world champion. You may even know that he gives his F1 cars affectionate nicknames. But would you like to learn a little more about the notoriously private Sebastian Vettel? Help is at hand with the first instalment of our new interview series…

    Q: Apart from driving a Formula One car, what is your favourite buzz?

    Sebastian Vettel: Speed in general.

    Q: Which film last made you cry?

    SV: Lion [the 2016 film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman]

    Q: What are you afraid of?

    SV: Tyre degradation! (Laughs)

    Q: What was the last book you read?

    SV: I don't read much …

    Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school report?

    SV: As I just said: I don't read much!

    Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?

    SV: Chocolate.

    Q: Do you collect anything?

    SV: No. That’s something I’ll keep for later.

    Q: What do you miss most about home when you’re travelling?

    SV: Home, and everything that belongs to it: my bed, my pillow…

    Q: What was your worst buy?

    SV: For sure some electronic gadget, maybe another phone charger - a bit of useless stuff…

    Q: What’s your ideal non-race Sunday?

    SV: Being at home, sleeping late and spending time with family and friends.

    Q: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made?

    SV: Fuji 2007 [when Vettel crashed into the back of future team mate Mark Webber, eliminating both men from the race].

    Q: When was the last time you were really angry?

    SV: When Germany’s football team lost against France in the semi-finals of the European championships last year.

    Q: Which superpower would you prefer: being able to fly or being able to become invisible?

    SV: Being able to fly. It would make life a lot easier! (Laughs)

    Q: What do you sing in the shower?

    SV: I don't sing...

    Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?

    SV: Not anymore - I am in love.

    Q: What’s the worst thing about being famous?

    SV: Being famous! (Laughs)

    Q: Outside of F1, what brings you the greatest satisfaction?

    SV: Just unwinding and using the free time with family and friends.

    Q: What is on your ‘bucket list’?

    SV: Travel, with more time.

    Q: You can invite three people to dinner, living or dead. Who do you invite?

    SV: Enzo Ferrari, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein. Should make an interesting dinner conversation!

    Q: What was the best thing about being a child?

    SV: Not knowing how to worry.

    Q: What should everyone try once in their lifetime?

    SV: Spending a few months offline.