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Sebastian Vettel

personalia

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

statistics

49 (24.3%)
101 (50%)
52 (25.7%)
4 (33.3%)
1st
12
202
202
2479 (12.3 points per race avg)
10894
3099 (28.4%)
32 (15.8%)
28 (13.9%)
2007 United States Grand Prix
2018 Chinese 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, 2018,

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
48 2018 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
49 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 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
51 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
52 2018 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 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
2018 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari compare 2018

news

Verstappen tipped now-Ferrari driver Vettel into a spin in the closing stages of last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, one week after clashing with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.Vettel stepped up to the Red Bull senior team in 2009 and went on to win four F1 titles, but his first championship-winning season featured some high-profile errors.He wiped out teammate Mark Webber ...

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Vettel was critical of the FIA's call in the aftermath of last Sunday's Shanghai F1 race, suggesting the fact he and race leader Valtteri Bottas were already past the pit entry when the safety car deployed meant the timing of race director Charlie Whiting's call was "not right".Panellists Anthony Rowlinson, the editor of F1 Racing, and former McLaren PR chief Matt Bishop discuss the ...

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Along with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, Hamilton sneaked past the cars of Vettel and Verstappen, who tangled with 14 laps left in the race, as Verstappen attempted to pass at Turn 14.Brit Hamilton went to the outside while Raikkonen took the inside."I was definitely worried of catching [crashing into] them, especially as they were trying to turn around, so I thought I might get caught ...

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FIA race director Charlie Whiting called for the safety car after a collision between Toro Rosso drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly left debris on the track, opting not to go for a VSC because it was necessary to create a gap in traffic to allow marshals onto the track.However, the yellow flag period was confirmed just after leader Valtteri Bottas and Vettel had passed the ...

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McLaren driver Alonso was able to erase a six-second gap to Vettel in the closing stages of the race and pass the German down the inside of Turn 1 to take seventh position.Vettel had dropped down the order after his crash with Red Bull's Max Verstappen, the Ferrari showing visible damage on the right side of the floor area.Alonso conceded the pass was not a fair reflection of the ...

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Vettel, winner of the first two grands prix of the 2018 F1 season, was tapped into a spin by Verstappen 13 laps from the end of the Shanghai race as the Red Bull caught his third-placed Ferrari having taken on fresh tyres during a safety car period.Verstappen accepted full responsibility for the incident and approached Vettel to discuss it immediately after the race finished."He came ...

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The Dutchman was pushing through the field and fighting Vettel for third place when he made a late move at the hairpin on lap 43 – clashing with his Ferrari rival and pitching both into a spin.The FIA stewards ruled that Verstappen was at fault for causing the collision and handed him a 10-second penalty, which dropped him from fourth to fifth in the end.Speaking after the race ...

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The Dutchman was pushing through the field and fighting Vettel for third place when he made a late move at the hairpin on lap 43 – clashing with his Ferrari rival and pitching both into a spin.The FIA stewards ruled that Verstappen was at fault for causing the collision and handed him a 10-second penalty, which dropped him from fourth to fifth in the end.Speaking after the race ...

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Bottas and Vettel were locked in their own battle for the win until Ricciardo and Verstappen pitted again for fresh soft tyres during a safety car period just after the halfway mark as their rivals stayed on mediums.Ricciardo then overtook his teammate, Lewis Hamilton and Vettel in quick succession before executing a stunning pass on Bottas into the tight Turn 6 right-hander for the ...

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Raikkonen looked set to top qualifying after setting the fastest time on the first runs in Q3, and was ahead of his teammate in the first two sectors of his final lap.But Raikkonen's slow pace in the final sector gave Vettel a shot and the German set the best final sector time of the session to snatch pole by 0.087s.Both Ferrari and Mercedes drivers also set their Q2 times using the ...

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Vettel headed a one-two for Ferrari after jumping Kimi Raikkonen in the final third of the session, but his former team Red Bull will head into qualifying with serious concerns.Ricciardo pulled up just after the halfway mark in the one-hour session, exiting the penultimate corner with his Red Bull belching bursts of flame and plumes of smoke.A virtual safety car was deployed as the ...

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Bottas caught Vettel as the Ferrari driver's tyres faded severely late on, but did not mount a serious attack despite being within DRS range heading onto the final lap.Ricciardo retired from the race on lap two and, having watched the end of it from his hotel room, said he would have "at least tried" to overtake Vettel into Turn 1.Asked by Motorsport.com if he would have won in ...

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Bahrain has one of the highest levels of abrasive tarmac of the season. It’s also very tough on brakes with big stops and that means that it’s easy to lock a wheel and flat-spot a front tyre. If you are doing a one-stop race with a long stint, flat-spotting a tyre early in that stint can ruin a strategy. This year we saw several drivers go for the long stint on mediums – Sebastian ...

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The Brackley-based outfit spent the middle phase of the Sakhir race convinced that Valtteri Bottas was well-placed to triumph because it appeared that leader Vettel would need to make a second stop.But in the end, Vettel managed to keep his tyres alive just long enough to not need to change them and, by the time Mercedes woke up to the fact it needed to close the gap to the front, it ...

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Vettel followed up a fortunate victory in the Australian GP by qualifying on pole in Bahrain and holding off Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for the win after a mid-race change of strategy.When asked by Motorsport.com whether his performance was more down to Mercedes' not being at the same level as in Australia, or Ferrari's own gains, Vettel replied: "It's a difficult one."I can't speak ...

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Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen "a dickhead" in the drivers' room before the podium ceremony, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference.But when Hamilton was asked about what he said, race winner Vettel interjected and expressed sympathy for his rival."Can I answer that?" Vettel said. "It's not fair – I don't know what Lewis did, we've all been in that ...

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The German led the early stages in Bahrain but was focused on a two-stopper when he moved to the soft compounds at the first round of tyre changes.Behind him, Mercedes chose to put Valtteri Bottas on to the medium compounds with the aim of going for a one-stop.With Vettel not opening out enough of an advantage over his rival, the German thought that the race was lost at that time – ...

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The Ferrari driver held on in a grandstand finish as Bottas, on mediums to Vettel's fading softs, just failed to steal the victory.Lewis Hamilton recovered from a grid penalty to complete the podium after Kimi Raikkonen's hopes were dashed during a horror pitstop that left a Ferrari mechanic hurt.Vettel held the lead at the start as Bottas mugged Raikkonen into Turn 1, and built a ...

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With Vettel having admitted after the season opener in Australia that his team still needs to make big steps with its SF71H, rival Mercedes had come into the Sakhir weekend as favourite.However, thanks to some key steps made to improve his feel of the car, Vettel says that getting on top of the balance helped things "come alive" to deliver an all Ferrari front row."We mostly tried to ...

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Raikkonen had the advantage after the first runs in Q3 by 0.095s from Vettel, but failed to improve on his second run.Vettel, who had a precautionary change of the control electronics of his power unit ahead of qualifying, then banged in a lap of 1m27.958s using the supersofts that were the tyre of choice to secure his 51st F1 pole position.Valtteri Bottas was third, just 23 ...

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Vettel was victorious in the Australian Grand Prix, benefitting from a well-timed virtual safety car to jump ahead of Lewis Hamilton – but the German readily admitted after the race that it was a "lucky" triumph and that Ferrari was not yet "a true match" for Mercedes.Ahead of the second race of the year in Bahrain, Vettel offered his estimate of how much pace Mercedes had in hand ...

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Whereas Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton lost the race in 2017 thanks to an earlier-than-ideal pitstop – and Vettel’s ability to extend the first stint to take track position – this year the Virtual Safety Car intervened, which was the worst-case scenario for Mercedes in the strategy that it had adopted.Even then it would have been able to cope with the VSC, had the maths the team was working ...

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The four-time champion suffered from his engine overheating, the same problem that afflicted teammate Valtteri Bottas, while chasing eventual race winner Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne.Hamilton said he wanted to push to the end but did not because he was nervous as teams must now complete the season with just three engines, instead of four.“The engine was overheating, and I’ve got to ...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton beat the two Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel by more than six tenths of a second in qualifying, which led Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to declare the Mercedes was so good any top driver could take pole position in it.Mercedes' power unit has been more potent than its rivals, particularly in the final part of qualifying, ever since F1 adopted V6 ...

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