Vettel’s ‘Swiss museum of sporting memorabilia’ motivating source behind successful F1 career!

Updated: Oct 14, 2012, 17:02 PM IST

London: F1 ace Sebastian Vettel has revealed the secret behind his astonishing return to form, which could land him his third straight world title.

The Red Bull ace has been drawing motivation from his very own ‘museum’ set up in his Switzerland home, where the 25-year-old keeps mementoes from his career, ranging from crash helmets to empty bottles of Champagne from the podium.

He puts his favourite items on display and says they have helped rekindle his hunger for racing by reminding him of why he first started competing.

“When I wake up, being a world champion is not my first thought because it is my job, so it is nice to be reminded. I have a room with all my trophies in. I also put some things up on the walls and on the shelves,” The Sun quoted Vettel, as saying.

“Then, when I walk past them, all the happy memories come flooding back. You remember back and think “f*****g hell, this is Formula One. This is the thing that you were always dreaming of’,” he added.

Vettel has been the most successful driver over the last five races before today’s Korean Grand Prix, allowing him to close the gap on championship leader, Fernando Alonso.

The German, who won in Singapore and Japan, has taken 80 points compared to Alonso’s haul of just 40, and is now the bookies’ favourite to make it a straight hat-trick of titles.