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Sebastian Vettel

personalia

German
3 July 1987 (30)
Carl Scarborough (3 July 1914)

statistics

47 (23.6%)
99 (49.7%)
50 (25.1%)
4 (36.4%)
1st
11
199
199
2425 (12.2 points per race avg)
10723
2990 (27.9%)
32 (16.1%)
28 (14.1%)
2007 United States Grand Prix
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

about Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel (German pronunciation: [ze?basti?an ?f?tl?]; 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.

Ending his long-term association with the team, Vettel activated a clause to end his contract with Red Bull early after the 2014 season. Soon after, it was announced that Vettel had signed a three-year contract with Ferrari for the 2015 season. After his winless 2014 season, he returned to winning ways in his first Ferrari season, being the closest challenger to the dominant Mercedes cars and winning three races. 2016 also became a winless season, finishing in fourth place in the championship. Vettel and Ferrari enjoyed a resurgence in 2017, topping the standings for more than half the season following four wins. After dropping to second in the standings, a string of poor reliability and results in the second half of the campaign left him trailing Lewis Hamilton significantly and Vettel eventually saw his title hopes end in Mexico. In addition to the numerous 'youngest' records held, Vettel is currently in fourth place among all time race winners. Vettel is also currently in fourth place among all time polesitters, achieving his 50th at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2008 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Toro Rosso
2 2009 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Red Bull
3 2009 British Grand Prix round 8 Red Bull
4 2009 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
5 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
6 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix round 3 Red Bull
7 2010 European Grand Prix round 9 Red Bull
8 2010 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
9 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Red Bull
10 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
11 2011 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Red Bull
12 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Red Bull
13 2011 Turkish Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
14 2011 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Red Bull
15 2011 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Red Bull
16 2011 European Grand Prix round 8 Red Bull
17 2011 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Red Bull
18 2011 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Red Bull
19 2011 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Red Bull
20 2011 Korean Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
21 2011 Indian Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
22 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
23 2012 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Red Bull
24 2012 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
25 2012 Korean Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
26 2012 Indian Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
27 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Red Bull
28 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
29 2013 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Red Bull
30 2013 German Grand Prix round 9 Red Bull
31 2013 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Red Bull
32 2013 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Red Bull
33 2013 Singapore Grand Prix round 13 Red Bull
34 2013 Korean Grand Prix round 14 Red Bull
35 2013 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
36 2013 Indian Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
37 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
38 2013 United States Grand Prix round 18 Red Bull
39 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
40 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
41 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
42 2015 Singapore Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
43 2017 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
44 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
45 2017 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
46 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
47 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2008 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Toro Rosso
2 2009 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Red Bull
3 2009 Turkish Grand Prix round 7 Red Bull
4 2009 British Grand Prix round 8 Red Bull
5 2009 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
6 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix round 1 Red Bull
7 2010 Australian Grand Prix round 2 Red Bull
8 2010 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
9 2010 European Grand Prix round 9 Red Bull
10 2010 British Grand Prix round 10 Red Bull
11 2010 German Grand Prix round 11 Red Bull
12 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Red Bull
13 2010 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
14 2010 Korean Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
15 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
16 2011 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Red Bull
17 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Red Bull
18 2011 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Red Bull
19 2011 Turkish Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
20 2011 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Red Bull
21 2011 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Red Bull
22 2011 European Grand Prix round 8 Red Bull
23 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Red Bull
24 2011 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Red Bull
25 2011 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Red Bull
26 2011 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Red Bull
27 2011 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
28 2011 Indian Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
29 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 Red Bull
30 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
31 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Red Bull
32 2012 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Red Bull
33 2012 European Grand Prix round 8 Red Bull
34 2012 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
35 2012 Indian Grand Prix round 17 Red Bull
36 2012 United States Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
37 2013 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Red Bull
38 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Red Bull
39 2013 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Red Bull
40 2013 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Red Bull
41 2013 Singapore Grand Prix round 13 Red Bull
42 2013 Korean Grand Prix round 14 Red Bull
43 2013 Indian Grand Prix round 16 Red Bull
44 2013 United States Grand Prix round 18 Red Bull
45 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Red Bull
46 2015 Singapore Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
47 2017 Russian Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
48 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
49 2017 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
50 2017 Mexican Grand Prix round 18 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
2007 Nick Heidfeld
Robert Kubica
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Scott Speed
BMW Sauber compare 2007
2008 Sébastien Bourdais
Toro Rosso compare 2008
2009 Mark Webber
Red Bull compare 2009
2010 Mark Webber
Red Bull compare 2010
2011 Mark Webber
Red Bull compare 2011
2012 Mark Webber
Red Bull compare 2012
2013 Mark Webber
Red Bull compare 2013
2014 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull compare 2014
2015 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari compare 2015
2016 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari compare 2016
2017 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari compare 2017

news

Though Ferrari made a huge improvement in 2017 to go from a winless '16 F1 season to challenging Mercedes for the title, it has still not taken a driver to the championship since Kimi Raikkonen's 2007 success or won a constructors' crown since '08.Vettel believes Ferrari can carry its momentum from this year into 2018, but acknowledged going from underdog title challenger to being ...

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Born into Ferrari's latest era of revolving-door management and patchy performance, the SF15-T was Ferrari's most consistently competitive car for several seasons, even though it wasn't quite strong enough to beat the all-conquering Mercedes to world championship honours.Enzo Ferrari' ...

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Vettel led the points standings for 12 straight races at the start of the season, before losing out as Hamilton went on a winning surge after the August break.Losing potential victories by deliberately driving into Hamilton in Azerbaijan and triggering a three-way collision with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen in Singapore caused major damage to Vettel's title challenge.The ...

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Vettel was penalised and widely condemned for deliberately driving into Hamilton's Mercedes as they prepared for a safety-car restart in Baku, the German having felt his F1 title rival had brake-tested him.Ultimately Vettel still outscored Hamilton in Azerbaijan as he recovered from his penalty to fourth while a pitstop to fix a headrest problem left Hamilton fifth.But Vettel said ...

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Now that a fair bit of time has passed and Sebastian Vettel himself has repeatedly expressed regret over his Azerbaijan GP sideswipe against Lewis Hamilton, it would be easy to forget just how distinctly unrepentant he was during (and right after) the race itself.“When did I do dangerous driving then? Can you give me an explanation - when I did dangerous driving?”As if he didn't ...

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At the conclusion of the season, Pirelli has released data that showed the 2017 campaign was the worst for overtaking in the DRS era.F1’s tyre supplier recorded 435 passes, which is a 49% drop from the 866 in 2016, when there was one more race.“Wishes for next year is that everybody calms down,” said Vettel, who finished second to world champion Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ ...

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The Ferrari driver led the drivers' standings going into the summer break but ultimately lost out to Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who clinched his fourth title.His former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo said Hamilton's ability to keep a cool head was key to him beating Vettel this year.Vettel lost a potential win in Singapore when he aggressively defended his position at the start while ...

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Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world title with three races to spare, was the more consistent of the two drivers, finishing every single race in the points while Vettel failed to finish two races.In Singapore, Vettel lost a potential victory when he aggressively defended his position at the start, triggering a collision that forced his retirement.Then in Baku, the Ferrari driver ...

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Vettel finished third at Yas Marina but never looked to be in contention for victory as Valtteri Bottas led home Lewis Hamilton in a comfortable one-two.Ferrari has had its most competitive season since 2008, when it last won the constructors' championship, with Vettel scoring five wins.But while Vettel acknowledges the positives, he knows Ferrari has to make gains everywhere ...

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Vettel set his 1m37.551s on the new hypersoft tyre in the morning, and the time was not beaten.The Ferrari driver caused a brief red flag earlier in the day by stopping on track, but was soon running again.Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen were second and third for Mercedes and Red Bull respectively, with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon alternating in the Force India and taking fourth ...

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Liberty Media revealed the simpler design that replaces the iconic logo the sport has been identified with for more than 20 years, with F1 chiefs arguing the previous design was not suited for use with digital platforms or merchandise."You cannot stitch the old logo chevron to the right," said F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches. "A number of brands, particularly in this day and age ...

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After taking the championship fight to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for most of the year, Vettel fell out of title contention with a string of problems across consecutive race weekends in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.He finally had to cede the championship to Hamilton in Mexico, although ended a seven-race win-less run at the penultimate race in Brazil.Asked if Ferrari had tried ...

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The Ferrari driver clocked a 1m39.006s on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyres to end the 90-minute session 0.120 seconds clear of Hamilton at Yas Marina.Red Bull's Max Verstappen was only 0.028s further back in third place, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth, half a second off the ultimate pace.Hamilton was the early pace-setter, clocking a 1m41.135s on the soft tyres, with teammate ...

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In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.tv's The Flying Lap, Hamilton explained what he said to Vettel in private following the incident.“When I spoke to him later, I was like ‘that’s a sign of disrespect, so don’t ever disrespect me like that again otherwise the ...

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Sebastian Vettel celebrates his fifth victory of 2017, despite the disappointment of losing the F1 World Championship at the previous race in Mexico.He led from start to finish once he’d beaten pole sitter Valtteri Bottas to the first corner, and his great victory shows that Ferrari is still pushing hard for victories and momentum in 2018.My favourite photo shows him celebrating in ...

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Vettel passed pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas down the inside into Turn 1 and had the pace to fend off an attack from his Mercedes rival to secure Ferrari's first victory since Hungary in July.Bottas crossed the line second, 2.7 seconds adrift, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen holding off a charging Hamilton, who had started from the pitlane, to finish third for the third race in ...

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Vettel was ahead of his Mercedes rival after the first runs in the final qualifying segment, but came up just short of an improvement with his second and final flying lap.Bottas, for his part, did make gains, putting together a last-gasp effort that denied Vettel pole by 0.038s.Having lost time relative to the Finn in the first sector in particular, Vettel admitted his final lap was ...

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Hamilton was one of the favourites for pole after leading Friday practice and trailing Mercedes F1 teammate Bottas by just 0.003 seconds in FP3, but the Briton crashed heavily at the high-speed Ferradura right-hander on his first flying lap in qualifying.Hamilton lost the rear of the car suddenly mid-corner and slammed hard into the barriers rear first. He apologised to his team on ...

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He might be Ferrari's man now, but they can't speak highly enough of Sebastian Vettel down at Red Bull. That's hardly surprising given he won four consecutive Formula 1 world championships for the team. But there's more to it than that. Like all truly great drivers, Vettel left a lasting impression."Sebastian is mentally very strong - he's very committed, very determined; he's very ...

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Hamilton equalled Vettel's tally of four world titles on a day when they collided in an opening lap clash that delayed both.Vettel needed to finish second in Mexico to keep the championship race open, but could only manage fourth, while Hamilton recovered to ninth.Speaking to NBC after the race, Vettel said: "I'm down, obviously. It's tough to cross the line and realise that you're ...

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Pole-sitter Vettel was passed by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen round the outside of the first corner on the opening lap, and was forced wide in the battle – which allowed Hamilton through as well.But Vettel clipped Hamilton's right-rear on the exit of Turn 3, damaging his own front wing and giving the Briton a puncture.After both pitted early, Vettel fought through the pack to ...

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The German knew he needed to pull something special out of the bag on his final Q3 effort as Max Verstappen had produced a brilliant first lap in the top 10 shootout.But after a purple first sector, Vettel says he had a moment at the tricky second-gear Turn 6 right-hander, which forced him to drop down to first in his bid to recover.Luckily for him, he lost very little time and was ...

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Verstappen was quickest on the first runs in Q3 with a 1m16.574s, but lapped three tenths slower on his final attempt.This allowed Ferrari driver Vettel to snatch pole with a lap of 1m16.488s, having been just over a quarter-of-a-second slower on the first runs.Lewis Hamilton was third fastest for Mercedes after a moment in the Turn 12 right-hander cost him time in the final sector ...

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