Sebastian Vettel Spends Time With a Special Guest During His Time at Monza

Published 09/09/2021, 10:04 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel walks on the circuit ahead of the Italian Grand Prix REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Sebastian Vettel continues to make his fans go “aww!” Having landed in Monza, Vettel is getting ready for the Italian GP with a very important person by his side.

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Norbert Vettel accompanied his son on a track walk at Monza. Clearly glad to be spending time with his son, Norbert had an arm around Seb; a sight enough to make anyone cry.

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With the love for motorsport running through their veins, Vettel started karting at three because of his father. We have a lot to thank Norbert Vettel for. After all, his son has gone on to become a four-time world champion who is loved for his personality.

Sebastian Vettel draws inspiration from his father

Back in 2013, Vettel spoke about the lessons he’s learned from his dad. A father of three now, Vettel credits his dad for setting an example. “There’s more and more things you start to appreciate with age… the way [your parents] brought you up.” 

Vettel talked about his father, who was a carpenter by profession. “My father did some amateur hill climb racing. So, hopefully, he passed on some talent!”

Vettel shared an important lesson he took away from Norbert. “I think the fact that you need to stay grounded to appreciate the normal things in life, which is good to remind yourself  

The German is easily one of the most grounded and humble drivers on the grid today – clearly keeping his father’s lessons in his heart. As a driver, Vettel has been an inspiring personality. Apart from a respectful yet tantalizing race on the track, Seb sticks close to his morals of the track.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

Apart from the well-known good deed at Silverstone, where Vettel stayed behind with fans to clean up the grandstands, he follows his principles of being environmentally friendly. While other drivers choose to arrive at the circuits in their personal cars, the German cycles in and out of venues despite having a tiring day on the track.

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The champion of the people, Vettel clearly derives a lot of his good deeds from his father.

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As he gets ready for the Italian GP, he would have to break his streak of bad luck. After the disqualification at Hungary, the German has had no shot at recovery. At the temple of speed, does redemption await?

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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