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WATCH: Vettel shares his best memories from 15 years in F1 as he heads into retirement

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Sebastian Vettel bid an emotional farewell to F1 at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the German calling time on a career that saw him start 299 races and claim 57 pole positions, 53 wins and four world titles.

From his point-scoring debut with BMW Sauber in 2007 to that famous Monza victory for Toro Rosso a year later, and his run of championship success at Red Bull to winning in the scarlet red of Ferrari – there are plenty of standout moments.

READ MORE: Vettel urges fellow drivers to continue his legacy after retiring from F1 with points finish in Abu Dhabi

But what does Vettel rank above all else from his 15 years competing at the top level? In a recent appearance on F1's Beyond The Grid podcast, he opened up to host Tom Clarkson with a moving look back at his journey from F1 debutant to F1 dominance.

Hit go in the video player above to hear Vettel’s career recollections, while you can also listen to the full conversation by clicking here.

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