Vettel names his 2013 car after supermodel Heidi Klum 14 March, 2013 Heidi Klum World champion Sebastian Vettel and his mechanics have named the reigning world champion’s 2013 Red Bull RB9 – Hungry Heidi – apparently a tribute to supermodel Heidi Klum. Giving his chassis a light-hearted female moniker is now among the German’s various superstitious habits, as he bids for a near-unprecedented fourth consecutive drivers’ title this season. Bild newspaper said Vettel and his crew decided on the name just before midnight on Wednesday, over dinner at the Melbourne steakhouse ‘Vlado’. The report said the name is connected to German-American model Heidi Klum, who once had a relationship with former Renault boss Flavio Briatore. “They (Klum and Vettel) don’t even know each other,” Klum’s father Gunther told Bild. “But of course it is a nice touch.” Previously, the German drove cars nicknamed: ‘Kate’, ‘Kate’s Dirty Sister’, ‘Luscious Liz’, ‘Randy Mandy’ and ‘Kinky Kylie’. Meanwhile, Vettel’s boss Christian Horner has played down Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton’s constant intimations that Vettel – despite his recent successes – is not among the very best drivers on the grid. “They both seem to have found a mutual admiration with the common denominator being that Sebastian has done all the winning over the past three years,” Horner said in Melbourne. “It is impossible to ignore what Sebastian has achieved.” (GMM) Related NewsDecision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on TuesdayRed Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new eraRed Bull deny dropping Ricciardo disqualification appealRed Bull appeal to be heard in Paris on 14 AprilRed Bull disqualification appeal may take several weeksRed Bull file papers to appeal Ricciardo disqualificationTech Talk: We explain why Ricciardo was disqualified as Flowgate becomes F1′s latest sagaFIA backs fuel flow sensor maker in aftermath of Red Bull disqualificationTech Talk: Wings of change in MelbourneWhiting reveals Red Bull were warned early in the race fgfdgfdgdf Should have called it heisse Heidi! Durptron5000 Hahahaha Hungry Heidi, hungry for that D hahaha f1 fan as usual..childish vettel.. @BethMorgan_f1 F1 fan needs to be quiet. He is not childish at all, so when you name something of yours, I’ll call you childish, yeah?? SEB VETTEL FOR THE WIN!!!!