December 9, 2013 -- Updated 1324 GMT (2124 HKT)
CNN's Amanda Davies travels to Sebastian Vettel's hometown of Heppenheim in Germany.
A rare interview with the Gerhard Noack, the man who spotted Vettel and Schumacher as young Kart racing drivers in Germany
Germany has only produced two Formula One champions, but they are two of the greatest drivers the sport has ever known -- and they can thank one man for spotting their nascent talent.
Formula One's 83-year-old boss Bernie Ecclestone says Ferrari will have a big say in who replaces him -- especially if the candidate comes from one of the team's rivals -- but he's not going anywhere yet.