Beatles fan Vettel puts Abbey on the road

Melbourne: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, a big fan of the Beatles as well as Silverstone circuit, will be hoping to put Abbey on the road to success this season.

The 24-year-old German revealed on Wednesday he had decided to call his new Red Bull car `Abbey` after racing in the past with `Kate`, `Kate`s Dirty Sister`, `Luscious Liz`, `Randy Mandy` and `Kinky Kylie`.

Vettel, chasing his third title in a row when the season starts in Melbourne this weekend, has given all his Formula One cars names.

He won 11 races last year with a record 15 pole positions.

The Beatles` `Abbey Road` was recorded by the group in 1969, while Abbey is also a well known corner at Silverstone. Vettel`s spokeswoman denied there was any specific reason behind the choice of name, however.

Bureau Report