Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Born on the 3rd of July 1987, Sebastian Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver currently driving for Red Bull Racing team. He started amateur karting at unbelievably young age of 3 and a half and began kart racing in series at the age of 8, in 1995. Early in 1998 he was accepted in the Red Bull Junior Team. In 2001 he won the Junior Monaco Kart Cup and in 2003 he was promoted to open wheel cars and in 2004 he won the German Formula BMW Championship with 18 out of 20 victories. In 2005 he drove in the Formula 3 Euro Series for ASL Mucke Motorsport. In the 2006 F3 Euroseries he finished as a runner-up behind series leader Paul di Resta.

In 2006 Sebastian Vettel became BMW Sauber third driver. The 2006 Turkish Grand Prix was his debut race. He set the day of his testing debut he set the fastest time in the Friday free practice. In the 2006 Italian Grand Prix he set the fastest time on both the Friday free practices. In 2007 he was confirmed as the BMW test driver. He also became the youngest driver ever to score a point in Formula One when he finished 8th at the United States Grand Prix.

In 2007 Vettel was released by BMW to join Red Bull’s Toro Rosso team to replace Scott Speed. 2007 and 2008 were both trying for Sebastian Vettel and by the first four races in 2008 he was the only one not to finish a single race. However in 2009, with Red Bull Racing he secured a second position and the podium at the Italian Grand Prix. This made him the youngest driver ever to win a F1 Grand Prix. From 2010 till 2013 he was the undefeated champion of the F1 Grand Prix. In 2014 he won the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

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