Nov.13 (GMM) Reigning back-to-back world champion and 2012 points leader Sebastian Vettel has admitted that F1 backmarker Timo Glock always beats him -- in a game of chess.

Switzerland's Blick newspaper reports that Red Bull driver Vettel only discovered his love of the famous board game in the past few weeks.

Timo Glock, Marussia F1 Team
Timo Glock, Marussia F1 Team

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So far, the German has played mostly against his countryman Glock, who drives for Marussia.

"Timo is the only one who is giving me real problems this year," laughed Vettel. "Because he always wins!"

This weekend will be Vettel's 100th Grand Prix, where in Austin the 25-year-old could theoretically wrap up his third consecutive drivers' championship.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Lewis Hamilton's latest pastime is recording music in a $2,400 per day London studio, the Sun newspaper reports.

"He's very passionate about music and wants his work to be of good quality," said a source. "He's got the cash, so why not?

"But he has no intention of becoming a pop star."