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Vettel buys father a Ferrari California as a gift

  • Published on 11 Aug 2014 10:46
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a Ferrari. Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, publishing a paparazzi photo of Red Bull's reigning quadruple world champion during the transaction, said the German picked a Ferrari California and a personalised number plate.

At grands prix, 27-year-old Vettel commutes to and from the circuits in a road car supplied by Red Bull's title sponsor Infiniti. But for a gift to his father Norbert, Vettel chose the iconic colour red and the personalised number plate HP N1 -- 'HP' representing his birthplace Heppenheim, and 'N1' for Norbert.

"A sign of a future at Maranello? Who knows!" read the Gazzetta report. "In 1995, Michael Schumacher was seen roaming the streets of Monaco at the wheel of a F355. And we know how that turned out." (GMM)

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  • Grand Prix 161
  • Country DE
  • Date of b. Jul 3 1987 (35)
  • Place of b. Heppenheim, DE
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