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Sebastian Vettel’s hair has caused quite a stir online as the Aston Martin star appeared with a bald new look in a recent social media video.
Sebastian Vettel’s switch from Ferrari to the newly renamed Aston Martin team is arguably the biggest and most anticipated driver move ahead of the 2021 Formula One season.
As a result, fans have been clamouring to see behind the scenes content of Sebastian settling in with his new team and this week, Aston Martin has obliged.
On January 27th, the team posted a video to its social media channels of Vettel’s seat fit, the process of getting him comfortable in the car, but it was Sebastian Vettel’s hair, or rather lack of it, that has got fans talking.
The video of Vettel’s seat fit begins in typical fashion as the four-time world champion arrives at the Aston Martin factory in a snazzy new company car.
We then see a cap-wearing Seb heading inside before moving on to footage of the seat fit itself.
However, what has got fans talking are several shots of Sebastian Vettel sat in the car without a cap or helmet, showing off a decidedly bald hairstyle.
When a 19-year-old Sebastian Vettel made his first appearance in the F1 paddock in 2006, he was a test and reserve driver for BMW and sported lots of long, blond locks.
In the years since, Vettel has sported a number of hairstyles from a bleach-blond look at Red Bull in 2013 to an ‘hairodynamic’ style for Ferrari in 2019.
A tribute to Sebastian Vettel’s hair, you will be missed https://t.co/i0iT6Nhsem pic.twitter.com/saRV5kKv7g
Signs of Sebastian’s thinning hair could be seen during the 2020 season, but it was less obvious as Vettel kept his hair longer.
Sebastian Vettel’s father, Norbert Vettel (seen below in 2011), is also bald, so perhaps Seb’s new look was always inevitable.
Or maybe the stresses of Ferrari’s worst season since 1981 contributed to his hair loss.
It’s safe to say that Sebastian Vettel’s new look has attracted plenty of attention online with fans taking to social media to offer up their thoughts.
The overriding reaction to Seb’s new hairstyle was one of shock as this Twitter user points out: “SEBASTIAN VETTEL, I AM IN SHOCK, WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR”
Meanwhile, this account compared Vettel’s various looks over the years:
The hair-o-dynamic evolution of Sebastian Vettel.
.#f1 #formula1 #f1memes #f1humour #f1jokes #f1funny #f1cartoon #f1comics #f12021 #lollipopman #sebastianvettel #astonmartinracing pic.twitter.com/xGgGrFT0zi
And finally, this fan was quick to point out Sebastian’s newfound resemblance to Prince William:
Nice to see Seb has decided to rep an iconic British car brand by copying an iconic British hairstyle 😅 pic.twitter.com/CnaRi8vfT7
The 2021 Formula One season is expected to get underway in Bahrain on March 28th.
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