Sebastian Vettel Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sebastian Vettel Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthJuly 3, 1987
Zodiac SignCancer
GirlfriendHanna Prater

Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver known for his impressive performances under popular teams like BMW SauberRed Bull, and Ferrari. However, with Lewis Hamilton’s rise, his championship wins have dwindled. In 2017, he mounted a credible championship challenge but as the season drew to the end, Hamilton pulled away and Vettel again finished as a runner-up.

Born Name

Sebastian Vettel

Nick Name

Baby Schumi, New Schumacher, Seb

Sebastian Vettel at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix (Ryan Bayona / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Heppenheim, West Germany

Residence

He lives with his family in Thurgovia, Switzerland.

Nationality

German

Education

Sebastian Vettel went to the Heppenheimth’s Starkenburg-Gymnasium (academic secondary school). He managed to clear his school leaving exams (“Abitur”) from the same school.

Occupation

Racing Driver

Family

  • Father – Norbert Vettel
  • Mother – Heike Vettel
  • Siblings – Fabian Vettel (Younger Brother) (Racing Driver), Melanie Vettel (Older Sister) (Dental Technician), Stefanie Vettel (Older Sister) (Physiotherapist for disabled children)

Manager

Sebastian Vettel can be reached through Ferrari S.p.A.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sebastian Vettel has dated –

  1. Hanna Prater – Sebastian is in a long-term relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Hanna Prater. They had first met while they were studying in primary school. In January 2014, Prater gave birth to their first daughter, Emilie. They welcomed their 2nd daughter, Matilda into their family in September 2015.
Sebastian Vettel as seen in April 2012
Sebastian Vettel as seen in April 2012 (Ryan Bayona / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has German ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Smile

Brand Endorsements

Sebastian Vettel has appeared in the TV commercials for the following brands –

  • Head & Shoulders
  • Infiniti
  • Total Werbung
  • UPS
  • Braun
Sebastian Vettel at the Formula One race in March 2015
Sebastian Vettel at the Formula One race in March 2015 (Morio / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Best Known For

His immense success as a Formula One driver. He has raced for the leading Formula One teams like Toro Rosso, BMW Sauber, Red Bull, and Ferrari. He has also managed to win multiple Formula One World Championships.

First Grand Prix

In 2007, he made his Grand Prix debut at the United States Grand Prix. He started in the 7th position and managed to finish in the 8th position, in the process collecting his first World Championship point. At the event, he became the first driver to collect championship point at the age of 19.

First Championship

In 2010, he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process, won his first Formula One World Championship. He also became the youngest champion in the history of the sports.

First Film

As a voice actor, he made his theatrical film debut by lending his voice to the character of Sebastian Schnell in the animated and comedy movie, Cars 2 in 2011.

First TV Show

In 2008, Sebastian Vettel made his first TV show appearance on Wetten, dass..?.

Personal Trainer

Sebastian reserves his morning for endurance sessions. For the endurance training sessions, he relies on cycling and running. If he has a race scheduled for the day, he ensures that he doesn’t tire himself and keeps his workout intensity moderate. He has another workout routine scheduled in the afternoon. This workout routine is actually a strength session with a focus on strengthening the core and neck muscles.

He is also very particular about his diet and makes sure that he is eating right. For the first meal of the day, he usually goes with carbs. He usually eats some muesli or porridge and adds some eggs for proteins. He also loves to have lots of fruits in the breakfast.

Sebastian Vettel Favorite Things

  • Childhood Heroes – Michael Schumacher, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson
  • Football Team – Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Music Artist – Beatles and Michael Jackson
  • Beatles Song – Drive My Car
  • ActorJohn Travolta
  • Song Of All Time – Back In Black by AC/DC
  • Drink – Red Bull and Apple Spritzer
  • Time Of Day – Morning
  • Guilty PleasuresChocolate
  • Superpower – Ability to Fly
  • Dream Dinner Guests – Enzo Ferrari, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein
SourceWikipedia, Auto 123, Formula 1
Sebastian Vettel at Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery in October 2011
Sebastian Vettel at Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery in October 2011 (Morio / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sebastian Vettel Facts

  1. Vettel got into amateur karting at the age of 3½ years. By the age of 8, he was participating in karts series.
  2. As his talent became well evident, he was accepted into the Red Bull Junior Team at the age of 11 years. He managed to win numerous titles including Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2001 with the Red Bull team.
  3. As his performances became too big for the junior team, he was promoted to open-wheel cars in 2003.
  4. In 2004, he won the German Formula BMW Championship after having won 18 out of 20 races. Because of this, he was given an opportunity to test a Reynard Motorsport Champ Car by Derrick Walker, a former British auto racing team owner.
  5. In 2006, the 18-year-old Vettel was promoted as a test driver for Sauber in Formula One.
  6. Before the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, BMW Sauber appointed him as the third driver. On his testing debut at the event, he became the youngest Formula One driver to participate in a Grand Prix weekend.
  7. At the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix, he crashed into Mark Webber’s car, taking both out of the race. At that time, Webber was leading the race and Vettel was in the 3rd position behind Lewis Hamilton. After the race, he was handed a 10-place grid penalty for the following race. However, the penalty was lifted after the YouTube video revealed that Hamilton’s behavior behind the safety car was the real cause of the accident.
  8. At the end of 2008 season, his great performances were recognized as the “Rookie of the Year” at the Autosport Awards.
  9. At the end of 2012 season, he won his 3rd consecutive world championship. He also became the first racer to have won the triple championship at the age of 25.
  10. In 2010, he was named “German Sportspersonality of the Year” (Sportler des Jahres) through a voting process.
  11. In 2009, he was voted as the “F1 Driver of the Year”. He again won the title in 2011 and 2013. He had finished as a runner-up in 2010 and 2012.
  12. In 2013, he was recognized as the “BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year”.
  13. Early in his life, he wanted to be a singer just like Michael Jackson. But, had to drop the idea when he realized he didn’t have singer’s voice.
  14. Visit his official website @ sebastianvettel.de.
  15. He doesn’t have any official social media profiles.

Featured Image by Morio / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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