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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel


Sebastian Vettel: bio Sebastian Vettel (German pronunciation: [zeˈbasti̯an ˈfɛtl̩]; born 3 July 1987) is a German racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Red Bull Racing. He is regarded by fellow and former drivers as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. Leaving Red Bull for the 2015 season, Vettel initially signed a three-year contract with Ferrari, which was later extended until the end of 2020. Vettel started his career in Formula One as a test driver for BMW Sauber and made his debut with the team at the 2007 United States Grand Prix, replacing the injured Robert Kubica. Later in the season, he signed with Toro Rosso and stayed with the team into 2008. He became the (then) youngest pole-sitter and race winner at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, In his first year driving for Red Bull in 2009, Vettel finished the season as the youngest-ever World Drivers' Championship runner-up. The following year he went on to become the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers' Championship, aged 23. In the same year he helped Red Bull win the team's first World Constructors' Championship. He followed up his first championship with three more titles, all in succession, becoming the youngest double, triple and quadruple world champion in Formula One. The 2010 and 2012 titles were decided in the final round, in 2010 coming out on top over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a four-way title battle at Abu Dhabi, whilst in 2012 defeating the same driver again by three points. The 2011 and 2013 titles saw Vettel dominating the seasons to secure the titles early. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/sebastian-vettel/bio


Sebastian Vettel
Born (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 30)
Heppenheim, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality German
2017 team Ferrari
2018 team Ferrari
Car number 5
Entries 199 (198 starts)
Championships 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wins 47
Podiums 99
Career points 2,425
Pole positions 50
Fastest laps 33
First entry 2007 United States Grand Prix
First win 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Last win 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 2nd (317 pts)

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Eight days - well, seven really, once you factor in the Wednesday washout (snowout?) at the first test - have gone by in a flash. The preparation is over and now teams are loading up to head to Australia and the first race of the year.Of the 7978 laps officially logged, the ones during the second test are the key ones and have set the key storylines for the early races of the ... Keep reading