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Vettel names new Red Bull 'Abbey'

Mar.14 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has named his new 2012 Red Bull chassis 'Abbey'.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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With the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, the 24-year-old German will push to become F1's third-ever triple consecutive world champion, after Juan Manuel Fangio and mentor Michael Schumacher.

Recently, the highly-superstitious German has given his F1 cars a female name -- the 2010 winner was Luscious Liz, and last year's dominant RB7 'Kinky Kylie'.

So superstitious is Vettel that - as in 2011 - he has waited until the Wednesday before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix to decide the new name.

Germany's Bild newspaper said Vettel's 2012 mount is 'Abbey' -- perhaps after his favourite band The Beatles' album Abbey Road, or the Silverstone corner?

"Neither is true," he insisted, "it's just a cool name."

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