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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel
Team Red Bull Racing
Nationality German
Podiums 64
Points 1557
Grands Prix entered 133
World Championships 4
Highest race finish 1 (x39)
Highest grid position 1 (x45)
Date of Birth 03/07/1987
Place of Birth Heppenheim
Sebastian Vettel SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing flanked by two Canadian Mounties.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, Sunday, 9 June 2013

2013

Courts controversy early on by ignoring team orders and passing team mate Webber to win in Malaysia. A further 12 victories - including the last nine rounds - matches Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a season and ease him to a fourth consecutive title.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8.
Formula One Testing, Mugello, Italy, Day Three, 3 May 2012

2012

Slow to adjust to the blown diffuser-less RB8 and has to wait until the fourth round in Bahrain to score his first pole position and race victory of the season. A late-campaign surge including four consecutive wins helps lift him to a third successive drivers' title.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing in the FIA Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Nurburgring, Germany, Thursday, 21 July 2011

2011

Totally dominates for Red Bull, becoming youngest double world champion in F1 history with four rounds to spare. Scores 11 wins and a record 15 pole positions.

Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, 4 April 2010

2010

Despite some driver errors and technical maladies - plus tense rivalry with team mate Webber - supreme pace brings 10 poles and five victories en route to becoming youngest champion in F1 history. Comes from third in standings to clinch title with win at final round in Abu Dhabi.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, 25 July 2009

2009

Continues to make the headlines for all the right reasons. Scores Red Bull's maiden pole and win in China, before winning again at Silverstone and Suzuka. A final victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix helps him clinch second in the drivers' championship.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR03 celebrates his pole position.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monza, Italy, Saturday, 13 September 2008

2008

First full season of Formula One sees him become the sport's youngest winner with a stunning wet-weather victory at Monza. Finishes eighth overall with 35 points and rewarded with a switch from Toro Rosso to Red Bull's 'senior' RBR team for 2009.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates with the team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 7 October 2007

2007

Becomes sport's youngest point scorer when he stands in for BMW's Robert Kubica at Indy, finishing eighth. Secures full-time Toro Rosso race seat from August's Hungarian Grand Prix and earns the team their best result to date with fourth place in China.

Sebastian Vettel (GER) BMW Sauber Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice Day Suzuka, Japan, 6 October 2006

2006

Runner-up in Formula Three Euro Series after three race wins. Competes in three World Series by Renault events, winning two. Named BMW Sauber's Friday test and reserve driver - five successful third-driver outings.

Dr Mario Theissen (GER) BMW Motorsport Technical Director with Sebastien Vettel (GER). Formula BMW World Final, Sakhir, Bahrain, 13-16 December 2005. © BMW Motorsport

2005

Fifth in the Formula 3 Euro Series, declared best rookie driver after clinching five podiums. Enjoys first Formula One test with BMW Williams at Jerez.

2004 Formula BMW ADAC champion Sebastian Vettel (GER), with Peter Mucke (GER), Team Owner Mucke Motorsport, and the team. Formula BMW ADAC Championship 2004, Rd9 Race 2, Brno, Czech Republic. 19 September 2004. World © SUTTON

2004

Formula BMW ADAC champion - finishes on podium in all 20 races, taking 18 victories.

L-R, Christopher Wassermann (AUT) and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Junior sponsored drivers, BMW ADAC Championship. Formula BMW ADAC Championship Testing. 21 February 2003. Adria International Speedway Circuit, Italy. World © Moy/Sutton

2003

Claims second place in the Formula BMW ADAC championship after winning five of the 19 races.

Sebastian Vettel won his heat, 1st Speedy World Cup Indoor karting, Bercy, France, 30 November - 1 December 2001. World ©  McNeil/Sutton

2001

Wins German and European Junior karting titles.