Vettel Admits Being Starstruck After First Meeting His Wife

Published 10/30/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Vettel with Hanna Prater


German F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher engaged in a fun game of “Formula 1 Tower Challenge” recently, and fans got to see the goofy side of these two pop up during those 8 minutes! While Mick had to answer a question about one time when he was starstruck meeting someone famous, the former Formula 2 Champion diverted the question to Seb. After a moment of pondering, Vettel had the answer ready, and fans got a slight peek into his personal life with the reply.

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Sebastian Vettel is a very private person, and we almost never get to know about his life outside of the paddocks. While he’s a competitive, championship-winning star on the race tracks, he is a loving husband and an adoring father at home. His wife, Hanna Prater, was his childhood friend, and she is now the mother of his three children.

When Seb pulled out a block from the Jenga tower, he asked Mick the question – “Who have you met who has left you starstruck?” Mick Schumacher hesitated to give an answer to this and asked Seb to reply. Seb said, “My wife!” And then he just laughed!

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Young Vettel was starstruck with Michael Schumacher

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After playing with the answer a bit, Seb got serious and said he was definitely starstruck on meeting Mick’s father, the seven-time Formula 1 World Championship winner Michael Schumacher.

When I met your father, I was like, you know, as a child, I think it’s different. But now, you look at the person, I guess.”

Ever so wise, Sebastian Vettel said being starstruck is a thing of the past, and now whenever he meets a celebrity, he looks at them like the person that they are.

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Sebastian Vettel, the guy everyone revers due to his gentlemanly behavior and kindness, has made many people smile with his acts of compassion. Just a few days ago, former Haas driver Romain Grosjean revealed in his book that Seb visited him at the hospital after he suffered one of the deadliest accidents in recent F1 history at the Bahrain GP. Grosjean said it was the most special visit amongst all that he had during his time at the hospital. Currently driving for Aston Martin F1 team, Sebastian Vettel is still adapting to his new car and is in twelfth place in the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings. With only a few races left in the 2021 calendar, fans are yet to see Vettel in his true form. Will we get a glimpse of that soon enough? Only time can tell.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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