Sebastian Vettel is one of the most popular Formula One racing drivers in the world. He is German racer and currently drives for Scuderia Ferrari. Vettel won the Formula One World Champion for four times from 2010 to 2013 when he was with Red Bull Racing. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Sebastian Vettel in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Sebastian took birth on 3rd July 1987 in West Germany. He was not good at studies and he always inspired to be an athlete. His childhood heroes were Michael Schumacher, Michael Jackson, and Michael Jordon constituting three Michaels. He started amateur karting when he was four, and at the age of eight, he started racing in karts series. That is when he got an entry into the Red Bull Junior Team when he was 11.
Vettel is in a long-term relationship with his childhood friend Hanna Prater. In 2014, she gave birth to their first child named Emilie. The next year, the second daughter was born to them named Matilda. Vettel has very friendly relationships with most of his competitors as well as his idol Michael Schumacher. Vettel’s younger brother Fabian is into racing as well.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
After getting an entry in Red Bull Junior Team at 11, Vettel excelled leaps and bounds and was promoted to open-wheel cars. He won the top rookie honours. Then he joined BMW Sauber team and became the 3rd driver at Turkish Grand Prix in 2006. He became the youngest Formula One driver in Grand Prix weekend. He replaced BMW’s regular driver Kubica in the United States Grand Prix. But BMW released him in 2007, and he joined Red Bull’s Scuderia Toro Rosso team. This was the turning point in his career. Even Red Bull’s owner stated beforehand the Vettel is destined for big things.
In 2008, Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix and became the youngest driver to do so. It was also the first win for the Toro Rosso team. He was named the Rookie of the Year. He played for Red Bull for 2009 to 2014 as the main racing driver and participated in all the Grand Prix tournaments. In 2010, he won the Bahrain Grand Prix. In 2011, he successfully defended Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix title. In 2012, he became triple world champion and the next year; he became quadruple world champions with 13 wins. The year 2013 was the best performance of his career.
In the year 2014, he struggled and departed from Red Bull to join Ferrari and his contract is up to 2020. In 2015, he had three wins but the next year was again a disappointment. In 2017, he made a grand comeback with five wins and this year; he has three wins to his name. In his entire career so far, his total number of Grand Prix wins is 50.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from one of the best racing drivers in history? Well, he has a net worth of over $70 million. Even though the major source of this income has been his contract deals with BMW, Red Bull, and Ferrari, the endorsement deals have contributed majorly. He has endorsed products of multiple international brands like Gillette, Head&Shoulders; and much more.
Sebastian Vettel is compared with the all-time best Michael Schumacher. He has achieved so many records as the youngest racing driver that by the time he retires, he could overtake Schumacher as the best of all time.