Sebastian Vettel becomes four-time F1 world champion

If you have a son and want him to become a successful race driver you may seriously want to think about naming him Sebastian. Yes, the spelling is slightly different but the facts remain between the F1‘s Sebastian Vettel and the WRC‘s Sebastien Loeb they have combined for 15 major championships.  Although we have covered several stories in the past on Loeb it’s now time to take a look at Vettel who this past weekend was crowned with his 4th consecutive F1 championship.

Sebastian Vettel Image source: telegraph.co.uk

Sebastian Vettel
Image source: telegraph.co.uk

At only age 26, Vettel is said to be one of the most ambitious drivers in the world and his ambition is certainly paying off.  Driving for Team Infiniti-Red Bull which by all accounts is the wealthiest and best staffed F1 team as it includes the top technicians who have the uncanny ability to anticipate Vettel’s every need before trouble arises around the racetrack.

Sebastian Vettel  2013 Red Bull RB9 race car

Sebastian Vettel
2013 Red Bull RB9 race car

With his 4th championship, Vettel has now surpassed the three championships of the late Aryton Senna on the all time list and tied Senna’s arch rival Alain Proust for four. This along with his annual salary of €12m safely plants him in the history books as the real deal. His winning record over the past four years proves he is now the best driver in F1 but the real question now is, “will he be able to break the all time F1 record of his countryman, Michael Schumacher who won seven F1 championships?”

Michael Schumacher Seven championships

Michael Schumacher’s seven F1 championships

Canadian Grand Prix coverage

As good luck would have it a friend of RedlineNorth attended last weekend’s Montreal Grand Prix weekend and covered the action for us.  Although rain did come and go early in the festivities it did not lessen the level of the Grand Prix party overall. Unfortunately, however, the event was marred with tragedy on Sunday with the accidental death of volunteer track marshal Mark Robinson. Our hopes and prayers go out to Mark’s family.

Here is a little taste of last weekend’s Montreal racing action.  Until next year!

Ferrari hat

Enthusiastic F1 fan in Montreal

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC)

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC)

Ferrari Challenge

Ferrari Challenge

Ferrari

Damaged Ferrari Challenge car

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton parade lap

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Team Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber

Red Bull team member and race winner Sebastian Vettel (right) along with fellow racer Jean-Eric Vergne (left).

Make sure you add the Montreal Grand Prix to next year’s calendar as hotels sell out soon for the annual event.