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Sebastian Vettel is among the most decorated drivers in the history of Formula 1. The four-time world champion held the record of the youngest F1 championship winner when he won the title at the age of 23 years, four months and 11 days old.

Formula 1 News: Sebastian Vettel wanted to be like Michael Jackson but failed

 

He went on to triumph over three more seasons with Red Bull. Following that, he signed with Ferrari. The Prancing Horses signed him to level with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes back then.

 

 

Vettel closed in Hamilton on many occasions, especially in 2018, when he rivalled him for the championship. But Ferrari never got successful in dethroning their rivals from Brackley.

 

 

In the end, Vettel’s time with Ferrari came to a stop at the end of the 2020 season. He pockets 52 career wins in F1, the third-highest in the sport’s history. Now, he vies in F1 for Aston Martin, who are apparently setting an ambitious project.

Formula 1 News: Sebastian Vettel wanted to be like Michael Jackson but failed

 

Sebastian Vettel failed to copy his Michaels idols

Sebastian Vettel is a known follower of Michael Schumacher. He even admitted many times that he sees him like his godfather in F1. However, Vettel also reveals that Schumacher was not the only influential Michael in his childhood.

 

 

The German race driver says he tried to be like Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. However, he failed to be any good at it. He also reveals that he attempted to be like Schumacher but failed at that too.

 

 

A fan asked: “Did you become who you desired of being when you were younger?” Vettel as per the Autosport: “I dreamed to become like Michael Jackson, I failed…like Michael Jordan, I failed.”

 

 

“And I wanted to become like Michael Schumacher. I also failed, but I got the nearest out of the three!” he added. Nevertheless, whatever Vettel became is probably a benchmark for any F1 driver.

 

 

A mentor to Schumacher Jnr.

While Schumacher had a significant impact on Vettel’s career, Vettel makes a similar mark on Mick, the son of the seven-time world champion. Mick entered F1 with Haas after winning the F2 championship.

Formula 1 News: Sebastian Vettel wanted to be like Michael Jackson but failed

 

The young German race driver graduated from Ferrari’s driver academy. And they see him as a bright prospect in coming years. However, the 22-year-old is currently does not have a piece of delicate machinery and remains at the end of the pit.

 

 

But many F1 experts have praised his utilization of his machinery with limited resources. Even Ferrari claims to be pleased with him after his performances in 2020.

 

Formula 1 News: Sebastian Vettel wanted to be like Michael Jackson but failed

Even Williams, who was looking for a replacement for George Russell, showed interest in Mick. But in the end, they went for Alex Albon. In the end, Haas has promised him a better car for 2022, and he sees his future there too.

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