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Vettel labeled 2011 International Racing Driver of the Year



Sebastian Vettel gets another greatest Motorsport award this is the second time the F1 world champion named International Racing Driver of the Year at the Autosport Awards in London.

“I don’t know where to start to be honest,” Vettel told Autosport. “Last year was my first time picking up one of these trophies, and it means a lot.

“I felt very honoured when I walked down the stairs and everyone, including lots of past and present racing drivers, were clapping, giving me appreciation and respect for what I have achieved. It made me feel very special.

“For all of us, when we started racing as a kid and dreaming about F1, it was so far away. You see those guys and they’re like heroes, you dream about one day and then it gets closer and closer.

“My biggest dream was to win the world championship once, and [when I did] it took a long time to sink in – you have proved yourself, and you have something no one can take away.

“It’s difficult to realise what we have achieved [this year], with so many races, wins, poles – sorry Nigel [Mansell]. F1 means a lot: I love the racing, the cars, the history, and when people come and remind you of this it’s fantastic.”

Sebastian Vettel finished the season with a record 392 points, 122 ahead of nearest rival, Jenson Button.

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