The Secret Life of… Sebastian Vettel

Formula One

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)

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Football - it can make Vettel angry

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.

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Enzo Ferrari - one of Vettel's ideal dinner dates

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)

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Temptation - don't let Vettel see the chocolate!

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.


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