A Win for Vettel!

As all avid Formula 1 fans will know, Sebastian Vettel beat favourite Lewis Hamilton to win the Malaysian Grand Prix for Ferrari

And what does this have to do with Souvenir Press I hear you ask?

Well, we publish the definitive guide to everything Sebastian Vettel.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, Meet Sebastian Vettel is an intimate insight into the life and personality (including exclusive contributions in their own words from Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, as well as a host of previously unpublished photographs from his early life) of Formula 1’s youngest ever double World Champion.

Relive the astonishing story of how Vettel joined Formula 1 as a teenager (after many years as a karting champion), his early struggle to establish himself as a driver and his stratospheric rise – becoming the youngest ever F1 driver, the youngest to score championship points, qualify in pole position and to win a race.

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Vettel wins 4th World Title

Sebastian Vettel yesterday made Formula 1 history after becoming only the fourth man ever to won four world championships. Only Michael Schumacher has won more consecutive titles – of his seven championship wins, five came between 2000 and 2004 – a five-year spell that Vettel could match if he continues next season in similar form.

With three races still remaining in this year’s Formula 1 race calendar, Vettel sealed his championship win with a race victory in India. You can read the race highlights from the Indian Grand Prix on the BBC website, along with a short profile of Sebastian Vettel. Vettel’s victory also secured a fourth consecutive Constructors’ championship for his team at Red Bull Racing.

Souvenir Press publishes the only English-language biography of Sebastian Vettel, featuring exclusive contributions in their own words from Sebastian himself and his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, and filled with colour photos throughout (many previously unpublished and exclusive to this book).

To celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive championship title, why not treat yourself to a copy of Meet Sebastian Vettel, published by Souvenir Press. A must-have gift for any Vettel fan, and packed with photographs to see you through the close season until racing starts again next year.

Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and all of the team at Red Bull Racing on their fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ championship wins.

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Formula 1 season starts again

We’re now two races in to the 2013 racing season, and after these first two races Sebastian Vettel is already making his intentions clear, trying to start the new season where he left off: with victory in the 2012 season. But it has not been without controversy.

After a podium finish for the Red Bull driver in the first race of the season in Melbourne last weekend, hopes were high when Vettel started the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend from pole position. And it was looking good for a Red Bull 1 and 2, when after the final round of pit stops Vettel fell into place behind his teammate Mark Webber.

Radio orders from the team instructed both drivers to maintain their positions and carry on to the end, conserving their tyres and fuel. But, to great controversy, Vettel had other ideas. Always a competitive racer, he and Webber were engaged in a ferocious battle for first position, and Vettel eventually made the pass stick thirteen laps from the finish.

The race finished with Vettel in first position, Webber fuming in second (and his anger at his teammate was evident even whilst on the podium), and they were joined by Lewis Hamilton in third, his first podium finish for his new team Mercedes. The upshot of this is that Vettel is now nine points clear at the top of the drivers’ standings, clearly signalling his intent for this season.

But, even though Vettel has since apologised to his teammate, it’s clear that Webber and Vettel will be dealing with the fall-out from this incident for the rest of the season…

For the first English-language biography of Sebastian Vettel, read Meet Sebastian Vettel, published by Souvenir Press.

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And the winners are…

Last week, to celebrate the end of the 2012 Formula One season, and a third consecutive championship victory for Sebastian Vettel, we at Souvenir Press ran a competition to give away three copies of MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL, the first English-language biography of the youngest ever F1 champion.

We were flooded with entries and are now very excited to announce the winners of this give-away. Winners will be emailed later today because obviously I need your contact details so that I can send you your book!

Without further ado, the winners of the copies of MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL are:

Cheryl Clarke

Daniela Botezatu

Ian Abrahams

Congratulations to our randomly selected winners, and thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win, the book is out now. Roll on 2013 and the new season!

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WIN one of three copies of MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL!

MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL is an intimate insight into the life of Formula 1’s youngest ever triple World Champion. Including exclusive contributions in their own words from Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, as well as a host of previously unpublished photographs from his early life, MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL relives the astonishing story an already stellar driving career. Read how Vettel joined Formula 1 as a teenager (after many years as a karting champion), his early struggle to establish himself as a driver and his stratospheric rise to Formula 1 stardom. Vettel became the youngest ever F1 driver, the youngest to score championship points, qualify in pole position and to win a race, and is now the youngest ever triple World Champion.

The book includes a full account of Vettel’s record-breaking 2011 season: the most championship points won in a season, most pole positions in a season, and the most laps led in a season.

To celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s historic third consecutive championship victory, Souvenir Press are giving away three copies of MEET SEBASTIAN VETTEL. To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the form below, telling us which has been your favourite race of the 2012 Formula One season*. Competition closes at 9am (UK time) on 1st December 2012.

*Winners will be picked at random. One entry per person.