WATCH: Relive Sebastian Vettel’s sensational start to his F1 career in Rise of the Rookie


With Sebastian Vettel standing at a crossroads in his storied Formula 1 career as he prepares to leave Ferrari and join Aston Martin for 2021, what better time to reflect on the emotional journey it’s been to this point in Aramco Presents: Rise of the Rookie – Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel was told earlier this year that his services at Ferrari would no longer be required after the end of 2020, with the ascendance of 22-year-old Charles Leclerc in the team having appeared to irrevocably shift the balance at Ferrari away from Vettel.

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But there was a time when it was Vettel himself who played the role of the disruptive young upstart in Formula 1, claiming points on his debut at the 2007 United States Grand Prix before he’d even turned 20, while a year later he would secure his first ever victory with a stunning drive at Monza for Toro Rosso, aged just 21 years and 73 days.

Watch on as we chart Vettel’s journey from karting wunderkind to four-time world champion with Red Bull, to the darling of Ferrari who came agonisingly close to replicating his great idol and friend Michael Schumacher in winning the championship for the Prancing Horse.


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