Vettel misses out on prestigious award

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Oct.27 (GMM) Even in his native Germany, there is one trophy Sebastian Vettel has failed to capture in 2011 despite a stellar season in Formula 1 this year.

The country’s motor sport federation Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) has decided that new DTM champion Martin Tomczyk is more deserving of the motor sportsman of the year title.

After a decade of trying, 29-year-old Tomczyk this year won the German touring car series despite being demoted to an older Audi.

“At the beginning of the season nobody counted on me,” he said.

F1’s youngest ever back to back world champion Vettel ranked only third in ADAC’s deliberations, also behind teenage motocross champion Ken Roczen.

The ADAC sport president is Tomczyk’s father Hermann.