Silverstone British Grand Prix Winners: Sebastian Vettel – A Winning Career And Personality?

German Formula 1 driver, Sebastian Vettel has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone twice, in 2011 and 2009. As of early 2012, he has won the title of world champion twice.

Born on 3rd July 1987, Vettel will turn 25 just a few days before competing at Silverstone, in the 2012 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix. How will this young F1 legend fare against the British boys, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Paul di Resta on their home circuit?

He started “training” for his career aged three and a half in a miniature kart in the yard of his German home, Heppenheim, southwest Germany. His father Norbert was a keen kart racing enthusiast in his leisure time and a carpenter by trade. Norbert and his wife, Heike, and Sebastian’s siblings, Fabian, Melanie and Stephanie could see his talent and it was made a family focal point.

British Grand Prix 2009 and 2011 And World Champion 2010 and 2011

Vettel currently holds the title of World Champion and is driving for Red Bull Racing. He has set a variety of age related records, one of which is the fact that he was the world’s youngest champion in 2010. He also holds the record of most poles in one season.

In 2009 when Vettel first won at Silverstone he made the comment that: “It’s never easy it’s a long race – you have to stay focused and keep your eyes open all the time.”

Silverstone Grand PrixVow By Vettel Considered Bad Omen For His Rivals

Before the 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Vettel had warned his rivals that he expected to dominate as he had been doing during the season. One of the UK newspapers ran a headline which said that this was considered a bad omen for his rivals.

However let’s not forget that at that time Vettel could have retained this top championship position even if he had been absent from the next 3 races. This was a remarkable situation for him to be in yet he had the maturity not be become complacent about it.

The New Schumacher?

He has been constantly compared to his fellow German Schumacher because of his concentration, driving style and how he is behind the scenes with the engineers in his team. There are a number of similarities and even though Schumacher was one of his childhood heroes, he would prefer to be seen as the new Vettel. One interesting difference between the drivers is that Vettel actually names his car.

His 2012 car is named Abbey, and as Vettel is a huge Beatles fan one could be excused for thinking that it is after Abbey Road. However when asked was this or the Abbey corner at Silverstone the inspiration for this, he said: “Neither. It’s just a cool name.”

In the early stages of the 2012 season, Vettel lashed out at Narain Karthikeyan after a collision which caused him to be relegated to 11th position. He described Karthikeyan as …

Lessons We Learn From History

History is one subject in the galaxy of subjects that teachers its readers not only the subject, but also a lot of wisdom. Most people hold the view that history is just a list of events that have occurred and put only in a chronological order. True history is a chronological list of events. But, if we study it only as that we are missing on it and we are not giving the subject its correct status.

This subject has such a large perspective of things that, no other subject that is studied ever can be without its history. Science has a history, technological development has a history, religion has a history. No subject of any significance is without a history, then how can we say that history is trash. If man had not discovered that fire could be produced by rubbing two stones, how would the theory of creating fire come into being? If the ancient man would not have produced the wheel, how could we know to the present uses of the wheel? If the Hindu religion did not have the division of castes, how would the present situation f castes come into being? So we can say that the very essence of man's progress is based on history and its study.

The evolution of man itself is based on history, its progress and most of its scientific and technological developments are all the results of man's history, of the history of evolution had not been bound into history books, and if we had not read these books, how we would know about our past, and how we would maintain the tempo of development and progress. Man learnt from his mistakes, his experiences, the shortcomings of his ancestors, and continued to progress. Is this not a contribution of history? Does this not make the study of history important for us? The one single subject that had contributed so immensely to the constant and continuous growth of civilization is the history.

Another plea for not studying this drab subject is when people say history is just what passed away people have done. In this regard we must remember that we are not only studying what they did but in the process, we are trying to understand what mistakes have they committed, and why? It has often been said that, history repeats itself. This means that if we repeat the same mistakes we will reach the same opponents. Is this very little an advantage of study of the subject that, as people, as a community, as a country, we realize the mistakes of our ancestors, and we do not commit the same mistakes and get the same results? So, here comes the wisdom conveyed by this lone subject. It is only after the study of history that we can assess the mistakes of the precedent generations. It is from history the Britishers have learned the imperialism can not continue for ever. It is from history that Indians have learned that …

Self Defense Products on College Campuses

With the summer season coming to a close, the time to think about the approaching school year is now. For some, it may mean that boxes will be packed up and moved in to a college dorm room. This may be an exciting and frightening thinking for parents and students alike. But even more concerned for parents is the safety of the college campus that their daughter will now call home.

While students are interested in the academic achievements of the college, the extra curricular activities offered and the nightlife in the surrounding area, campus safety is one of the top concerns of parents when their children are ready to enter the next chapter of their education.

As unfortunately as it is, the night life on college campuses is often one the main reasons students (especially the female students) feel the need to carry some kind of self defense product with them. The good news is that many of these safety items are inexpensive and are easy to obtain (check local & state laws on legality).

There are a large variety of self defense products that are small enough to carry comfortably without interfering with day to day activities. One of the most popular of these personal protection items is mace or pepper spray. These can be easily added to a key chain or transported in a pocket or purse. With no training needed, and the effect of the spray being instantaneous and disabling these easy to use products give you the chance to get to safety.

Another simple option are stun guns. Easy to use, battery operated and with sizes varying (some can fit in the palm of your hand) these inexpensive devices are growing in popularity. The main idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthis type of electrical device is to temporarily immobilize the attacker without causing any long term damage.

Tasers are becoming another extremely popular self defense product. The Taser actually shoots electrodes at an attacker from a distance. The advantage of this is that the attacker does not have to be very close for the device to become effective, however, it can be used up close also much like a stun gun.

Self defense videos and classes are also excellent way to effectively protect yourself. Friends may choose to take the class as a group to help relate some of the anxiety. Some colleges and community centers may offer classes at little or no charge. …