“Dad of All Dads”: Sebastian Vettel’s Father Steals the Spotlight as Fans React to His Wholesome Moment Before His Son’s Last Dance

Published 11/20/2022, 8:14 AM EST

Sebastian Vettel announced earlier this year that he’d be hanging up his helmet at the end of this season. The Abu Dhabi GP will be the German’s last race in F1. Tributes from all over the world poured in for the 4-time champion as he prepares to take the wheel for one final time.

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After a super final qualifying session in Abu Dhabi, Vettel started today’s race in P9. The German’s sheer handling of his Aston Martin car made many fans wonder why he was retiring. He’ll be looking forward to enjoying every minute of his final race as prepares to bid goodbye to Formula 1.

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Indeed, such an occasion requires a special celebration. Sebastian Vettel was accompanied by a very special guest in the paddock for his final race. His dad, Norbert Vettel, was present in the Aston Martin garage, supporting and cheering his son for his last race.

Vettel Sr. was also seen dancing and enjoying himself as he was treated to a lap of the Abu Dhabi circuit. Moreover, The F1 paddock came together and joined Vettel on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi to celebrate his glittering career and bid farewell with a group track run.

The German was also joined by Haas driver Mick Schumacher, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

Vettel is currently P11 on the WDC table behind Valtteri Bottas. He’ll be hoping to finish inside the top-1o in his final year. However, overtaking Bottas who enjoys a 13-point lead might not be so easy.

Norbert Vettel steals the show and F1 fans’ hearts on Twitter as he cheers for his son, Sebastian

After Anthony Hamilton and Papa Perez, Norbert Vettel joined the list of F1 dads who are adored by fans around the world. Vettel Sr. was in attendance in Abu Dhabi, showing his support for Sebastian in his final F1 race. Fans on Twitter were swept off their feet watching the innocent dad enjoy his son’s last race weekend.

Fans labeled Norbert Vettel the “dad of all dads” as they shared their opinion on the German.

His presence made other fans cry as they soaked this emotional moment.

Meanwhile, other fans understood why Vettel wanted to spend more time with his family. His dad stole the show with his dancing and positive vibes.

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It doesn’t matter where Vettel finishes today, the German legend has carved a place in each F1 fan’s heart in one way or another. One can only hope the 4X winner enjoys every minute of his final race.

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Tanmay Khanna

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Tanmay Khanna is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. He has always been an avid sports fan, with F1 and soccer being his two favorites. Due to his inherent love for sports and competition, he has been able to understand the world of F1 inside out.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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