When one thinks of celebrities, whether they are actors, well-known personalities or even sportspersons, it is easy to forget that they are humans too. While some sportspersons elect to show up, sign autographs, pose for photographs and move on, others go beyond the call of duty. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is one such down-to-earth person. Out of the entire F1 paddock, Vettel is the only one who is not on social media. But that does not mean that he does not have time for his fans, as one young boy found out.
A young kart driver and Vettel fan, by the name of Spencer, sent the German a letter. The 4-time world champion displayed his humility by sending a personal letter, autographed cards and a signed cap in response.
Sebastian Vettel has sent a personalized letter, autographed cards and a signed cap in response to a young kart driver who sent him a letter in Austin last month 😊
📸 + story by tricia_runs_co (IG) pic.twitter.com/GxL4N1FZMS
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) November 14, 2018
Vettel’s letter said, “Dear Spencer, Thank you for your letter and your drawings. I love Ferrari too, my favourite car is the F40, apart from my F1 car. I’m glad to hear that I could inspire you to start racing. Keep enjoying and always have fun in what you do! Best wishes.”
This act of kindness also brings back memories of the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix. A young Ferrari fan was devastated to see his favourite driver, Kimi Raikkonen retire from the race. So, Ferrari and Raikkonen tracked down the boy and invited them to join Kimi and the team in the paddock. The gesture went viral with fans around the world who took to social media to praise the Ferrari F1 team and Raikkonen.