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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel's Driver Bio

The boy wonder who has stolen a march on the field since he arrived in the spotlight in 2009 as a genuine title contender.  Vettel has been dominant in Schumacher-esque style.

Whilst he’s a great personality off the track he’s been a love/hate character on the track with boyish charm versus his determined perfection. Between 2009 and 2013 he’s been a near faultless winner.

Vettel's Career High

4th consecutive Drivers World Championship in 2013 for Red Bull. In that season he took the record as the youngest 4 times World Champion. Most consecutive race wins (9) and also tallied up 13 race wins in what became one of his most dominant seasons.

Vettel's Defining Race

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Starting from the pit lane due to a fuel infringement Vettel defied the critics by finishing 3rd after blasting through the field. With a pitstop for a new nose, Vettel seemed to come through the field twice at a track notoriously difficult to overtake at.

Vettel's Career Low

In the closing laps of the Malaysian GP in 2013 Vettel following team-mate Mark Webber in second place. With the team asking both drivers to 'turn down' their engines and coast to the finish. Vettel ignored the command and past Webber for the race win. This move had a huge impact on his fans opinion as well as building tension and distrust within the team. Vettel still receives boo's from the crowd to this day.

Age 29
Championships 4
Wins 44
Pole Positions 46
Fastest Laps 29
F1 Highest Finish 1
F1 Race Starts 182

Vettel's Racing Pedigree

2013 Champion Formula One2012 Champion Formula One2011 Champion Formula One2010 Champion Formula One2009 Runner Up Formula One2006 Runner Up F3 Euro
2016
2016 Season

F1: Scuderia Ferrari

7 Podiums

4th
2015
2015 Season

F1: Scuderia Ferrari

3 Wins     13 Podiums     1 Poles

3rd
2014
2014 Season

F1: Infiniti Red Bull Racing

4 Podiums

The first season in a long time where Sebastian Vettel not only failed to win but was also out performed by rookie team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. A difficult and frustrating season for Vettel as the car never seemed to suit the four-times World Champions needs.

5th
2013
2013 Season

F1: Infiniti Red Bull Racing Champion

13 Wins     16 Podiums     9 Poles

Strong controversies at the start of the season masked another good car from Red Bull. After a mid season break and tyre change from Pirelli the Red Bull erupted into the top end of the grid. With Sebastian Vettel refocused after the controversies of the start of the year he led a dominant charge winning 9 races consecutively to take the title for his fourth time.

2012
2012 Season

Red Bull Drivers World Champion

5 Wins

With a slow and midfield start to the year it looked like Sebastian Vettel's dominance had finally been halted by the quick starting McLarens. By the mid-season Vettel wasn't considered as a genuine title contender but with 4 wins in a row in the latter half of the year the title quickly swung into view.

1st
2011
2011 Season

Red Bull Drivers World Champion

11 Wins

1st
2010
2010 Season

Red Bull Drivers World Champion

4 Wins

1st
2009
2009 Season

Red Bull

4 Wins

2nd
2008
2008 Season

F1 Scuderia Toro Rosso

1 Wins

8th
2007
2007 Season

F1 BMW Sauber F1 Team 1 race

2007
2007 Season

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

5th
2006
2006 Season

Formula 3 Euro Series

2nd
2006
2006 Season

BMW Sauber F1 Team – Test Driver

2005
2005 Season

Formula 3 Euro Series

3rd
2005
2005 Season

BMW Williams F1 Team – Test Driver