Vettel's team loses F1 soccer match

If football is an omen, Sebastian Vettel might struggle to further bite into Jenson Button's championship lead on home ground this weekend. A few days ago, the 22-year-old German compared racing at the Nurburgring to a home game in soccer: ...

If football is an omen, Sebastian Vettel might struggle to further bite into Jenson Button's championship lead on home ground this weekend.

A few days ago, the 22-year-old German compared racing at the Nurburgring to a home game in soccer: theoretically no advantage, but nonetheless a source of additional stimulus.

The Red Bull driver put his football theory to the test literally on Wednesday, when Vettel was as usual part of the F1 drivers' soccer team Nazionale Piloti for a match against a German all-star side in Wiesbaden.

However, the F1 drivers, whose team was captained by Michael Schumacher and watched on by a crowd of 5000, were only tying 3:3 with their opponents by full-time, before losing in a penalty shootout.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , Sebastian Vettel