The youngest winner at 21 in Forumula1 history in 2008 is winning –no matter what. The youngest ever, 23-year-old Vettel, eclipsed the return of the most successful F1 driver of all time and at a stroke doubled the number of German world champions in the history of the sport in 2010. He is still a long way off Schumacher’s seven titles and 91 race wins but, with a first championship and 10 career victories under his belt, is up to speed and already mature beyond his years. He will only get better.
As F1 commercial rights boss Bernie Ecclestone gave his prediction on Vettel earlier: “For me, Sebastian Vettel will be the next world champion. Michael Schumacher will have many rivals such as (Lewis) Hamilton, (Fernando) Alonso and above all, Vettel.”
Inspired by the “three Michaels”: Michel Schumacher, Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson; Vettel once said that his passion for cars was nurtured by watching Schumacher compete. “Michael is a legend. I think he has set a benchmark for F1. It’s difficult to get close to the record that he has set.”
For the second year in a row, the constructors’ championship went to a ‘customer team’, a privately-run outfit using engines provided by a manufacturer with its own team.
Renault-powered Red Bull, with technical head Adrian Newey designing a championship-winning car for a third team after previous success with Williams and McLaren, were a cut above their rivals. In 2011, there will be a new sole tyre provider in Italy’s Pirelli after Japanese company Bridgestone called it a day, and a longer calendar than ever with the addition of India as a 20th race after South Korea’s debut last October.
So, who is the girl cheering for him at home? Hanna Prater, unlike other F1 wives and girlfriends is hardly on the track, and their love story started a long time ago in high school. 23 year old Hanna, a design and textile undergraduate, lives with her beloved boyfriend at his home in Switzerland where other drivers also reside, but they have built a strong relationship over the years, their trust, confidence and love for each other goes way back.
We are waiting for the time when she is proposed with an engagement ring by the next F1 legend. Is it gonna be a diamond engagement ring, or would it be a rarer gemstone engagement ring? Would it be a rare ruby engagement ring, a colored gemstone that symbolizes all the passion of a loving heart? The July born Vettel may want to give his birthstone to this lucky lady. Check out these amazing ruby engagement rings here. Check a wide range of diamond engagement rings at Angara.com.