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F1 - Making History with Sebastian Vettel

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12.04.19.

Sebastian Vettel chose for AUTO Magazine his most memorable races, from when he was just a kid : "the races that really mean something to me from when I was a kid were the races from Michael Schumacher’s Benetton days"

SEBASTIAN VETTEL
FERRARI DRIVER, FOUR-TIME FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPION
GERMAN GRAND PRIX, 1994/’95

There are so many races I could choose. My father watched every Formula One race, so I basically followed him and watched all of them too, even the ones at night – or ar least I tried to when I wasn’t falling asleep.
The first race I actually remember watching was Ayrton Senna’s first win in Brazil. I think it was 1991 and he was so exhausted because he’d lost part of the gearbox or was missing gears and he couldn’t even lift the trophy. But I was just three years old, so it’s really just images – like a sense memory.
After that, the ones that really mean something to me from when I was a kid were the races from Michael Schumacher’s Benetton days – when he was racing at Hockenheim, in front of a full stadium section, with German flags everywhere and a real sense of occasion. Those were amazing to  me. After that I started racing myself and I guess I watched a lot of races  – though not so much in recent years, because I’m in them !