Sebastian Vettel was ‘Surprised’ by Ferrari’s Special Trophy Post Abu Dhabi GP

Published 12/16/2020, 3:06 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Sebastian Vettel had an emotional race weekend at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he drove the Ferrari for one last time. Despite finishing the race in a disappointing P14, the German found himself on the receiving end of a gigantic trophy from the Ferrari crew.

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The team handed the four-time world champion the massive trophy which had his 14 race wins engraved in it. Following the emotional goodbyes, Vettel revealed that he was surprised when Ferrari gifted him the trophy.

The trophy? I was surprised too. I didn’t think I would take home a trophy at the end of a race that ended in fourteenth position, and it will be certainly a good memory,” he said.

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Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel arrives ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

It is a well-known truth that Vettel always had the dream of racing for Ferrari. Hence, the fact that his massive dream has finally reached the end would have made him emotional. Also, Ferrari, too, will definitely miss the charismatic character of Vettel inside their garage.

Moreover, Vettel is one of the most successful Ferrari drivers in the team’s Formula 1 career. Hence, it will be interesting to see how the Maranello-outfit proceeds from here.

Sebastian Vettel opens up on his singing after the race in Abu Dhabi

The German had an emotional drive back into the pits after the chequered flag at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He utilized the cool-down lap to sing an Italian song to sign off his time with the Ferrari.

He later revealed why he opted to sing the Italian song. “Every time I’ve been happy with our work, I don’t know why, but I started singing.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium with sparkling wine after finishing the race in third place Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

And I wanted to do it again today, one last time, singing a very popular Italian song like Azzurro, by Adriano Celentano. I changed the text. So, I hope I don’t have any problems with copyrights,” he said.

Vettel will now make a huge leap from an Italian team to a British team, come 2021. Although Aston Martin is currently racing in the mid-field, their partnership with Mercedes will definitely increase their prospects of reaching the top step in coming years.

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Hence, Vettel will play a vital role in leading the team in the right direction with the use of his abundant experience. Overall, can the German see himself on the podium again?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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