Sebastian Vettel: Quotes
[return]Some things Seb said, or people said about him.

• Joachin Lφw on Sebastian, "Vettel wrote the story of the sport."

• Jake Humphrey on the BBC Forum, about Sebastian, "You started this decade as a karter......You end this decade as the World Champion!"

• Seb after his world title, "I knew nothing, I didn't have a clue. But my race engineer was always nervous in the radio and I thought, what the hell is wrong with him? And then when I arrived he said suddenly: ,It looks good and we have to wait a little bit more.‘ And then after: ,You are the World Champion!!!‘ It was incredible, I didn't have a clue. I can't describe it, how you feel then."

• Lewis Hamilton during the Abu Dhabi GP 2010, "Why is he so far ahead?????"

• Sebastian on the RB5, "It is mostly blue and it goes in circles."

• Martin Brundle on Sebastian, "I sort of imagine Vettel laughing to himself and telling himself jokes down long straights like this. He seems to have that demeanour about him."

• Seb about the names he gives to his cars, "Like a ship, a car should be named after a girl as it's sexy. My original car was called Kate. But then it got smashed at the opening race in Australia. So we called this one Kate's Dirty Sister because it is more aggressive and faster."

• Sebastian about his childhood, "When I was a kid, I wanted to become Michael Jackson."

• Sebastian, about his chances for a title in 2010, "I think it's looking good. We are Red Bull, we are in a unique position again this year and we are horny - can you say that in English or does it not make too much sense?"

• Seb on his first pole position, "I dreamed of being on pole. There are two Italian teams, most people know of the big one, but now people know of the smaller one - Scuderia Toro Rosso."

• Bergher on STR's possible drivers for 2009, "So far, none of those three have totally convinced me. You could say that I don't yet see a new Vettel."

• Sebastian joking about nickname some fans gave him to a newspaper, "Well, its just a joke. I've asked my mum and Michael really isnt my father."

• Peter Windsor on Seb, "Vettel is a natural Heidfeld, topped by a rookie's aggression."

• Bergher on Sebastian, "Vettel is one of those drivers like Ayrton Senna or Stefan Bellof"

• Schumi on Sebastian, "I know Sebastian since he was small and I know he is super talented."

• Sebi, also on his 4th position, "The chequered flag is really just a stupid wooden stick and a piece of cloth. It's a small thing, but it means so much when you cross the line at moments like that. It was unbelievable."

• Gerhard Berger, on Sebastian's 4th position, "I'm really, really happy. I've seldom been so happy about a fourth place as with this one. Vettel was screaming so much on the radio that I didn't understand what he was saying"

• Seb, commenting his results in China 2007, "What can I say? It's one of the best days of my life. Yesterday I wasn't happy with my grid penalty but today I got my revenge on the track. Unbelievable."

• Gerhard Berger, on Sebastian, "The boy impresses me. He has brains and the right attitude for the job - and that is already half of everything you need"

• Sebi, on testing a F1 car, "A test in a Formula One car shows a young driver the potential road ahead. The first fast lap is an experience you will never forget."

• Sebastian, during his visit to Shanghai, “I didn’t say much, but nobody understands me here anyway.”

• Sebastian, in 2006 Monza GP, while everyone was waiting for Schumi's retirement annoucement, “You could run through the paddock stark naked and nobody would notice.”

• Sebi, on his first F1 fine, "Speeding in the F1 pit lane twice in a row it’s a serious matter. It can cost you up to 20,000 dollars! I got away with 3,500 dollars.”

• Sebi, on the use of HANS (Head and Neck Support), "Mine is named KARL: Kein anderer rettet Leben (german for 'No other keeps life safe')"


• Sebi, on his first kart,"It didn’t take long before I was given my first kart. I lapped our yard again and again and didn’t want to get out of the kart. And I was just three years old."

• Bergher, on how Schumi told him how fast Sebastian was in go-karts,"He said 'Gerhard, you have to look. There is this guy in go-karts, the name is Vettel.' I said 'Who?' 'Vettel, he is very quick.' And that was many years ago."