“I Failed to be Like Michael Jordon”: Sebastian Vettel Reveals His Childhood Dream

Sebastian Vettel revealed his childhood dream, saying he wanted to be like Michael Jordan, but he failed.

Sebastian Vettel and Michael Jordan
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Jordan

Sebastian Vettel is one of the drivers on the grid who loves a good joke. With a great sporting spirit, the veteran is often known for making light hearted jokes and making everyone smile. Talking at his last press conference of the season, he talked about his childhood dreams.

Making a joke about the same, Vettel made a joke about the three Michaels he wanted to be, and how he did not meet those expectations. A fan asked the German driver what he wanted to become when he was a child. Hilariously Vettel said, “I wanted 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 closest out of the three!”

Sebastian Vettel Wanted to be Michael Jordon; Chose F1 Instead

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel revealed he wanted to be like Michael Jordan when he wanted to be younger. Unfortunately he was not really successful at doing so. Yet he found his success in Formula 1, where he became four time world Champion with Red Bull. He has previously competed for BMW Sauber, Toro Rosso and Ferrari as well.

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Vettel has won the WDC four times consecutively from 2010 to 2013. He also became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 and holds the record for the third most podium finishes at 122. Currently racing for Aston Martin, the veteran is in 13th position with 33 points, and will be continuing on with the team for the 2022 season as well.

Vettel also won the NBA Free Throw Challenge in Partnership with Formula 1, winning For Aston Martin and also bagging $20,000 for charity.

Michael Jordan, considered to be the greatest NBA players of all time, has played 15 seasons and won 6 championships with the Chicago Bulls. He was an incredible part of popularising NBA in the 1980s and 1990s and became one of the greatest icons in the process.

He has been named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, has five MVP Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, three steals titles, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He also has the NBA records for career regular season scoring average of 30.12 points per game and career playoff scoring average of 33.45 points per game. He also won two gold medals at the 1984 and the 1992 Olympics for USA. In 2018, Jordan became the first NBA billionaire, with a net worth of $1.6 billion.

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