F1 star Sebastian Vettel wooed wife at high school and now share £115m fortune

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Sebastian Vettel will go sailing off into the Formula 1 sunset with his gorgeous wife and an eye-watering £115million nest-egg – not to mention those four F1 drivers' titles.

Vettel announced his surprise retirement from the sport on Thursday, bringing the curtain down on a 16-year career at the pinnacle of motor racing. The German racer will see out the rest of his contract with Aston Martin before taking his foot off the accelerator pedal for the final time at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

The 35-year-old has plenty to look forward to in his retirement, not least spending time with his high school sweetheart Hanna Prater and enjoying their joint-£115million fortune together.

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Not a lot is known about the beautiful blonde F1 WAG, although The Sun claimed in 2019 that she is a former industrial design student who doesn't yearn for the limelight like some of the other wives and girlfriends of the pitlane.

Just like her motor racing hubby, Hanna isn't big on social media. While Vettel only joined Instagram just before his retirement, Hanna hasn't posted on the social media site since 2013.

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The pair met while at school and have been sweethearts ever since, finally tying the knot in 2019. They have three children together, with Vettel citing his wish to spend more time with his kids as a reason behind his decision to leave F1.

"The decision to retire has been a difficult one for me to take, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about it; at the end of the year I want to take some more time to reflect on what I will focus on next; it is very clear to me that, being a father, I want to spend more time with my family," he said in his goodbye message on Aston Martin's website.

Vettel has accumulated a vast fortune during his time in F1 with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Red Bull. A four-time world champion, the German reportedly earns over £12million-a-year on his current contract.

He has struck up sponsorships with a multitude of famous brands over the years, including Casio, Shell, Infiniti and Pepe Jeans, adding to his vast net worth of £115million, which he can now enjoy in retirement.

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