Wikipedia: Sebastian Vettel
A four-time Formula 1 World Champion driver.
The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Sebastian Vettel page on 12 June 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver who races in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion, having won consecutive titles in 2010–2013 with Red Bull Racing, and is regarded by many as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Vettel moved to Ferrari for the 2015 season, and is due to leave the team at the end of 2020. In addition to holding a number of 'youngest' records in Formula One, Vettel holds the record for the most consecutive race wins (9), as well as accumulating the third most race victories (53), podium finishes (120) and the fourth-most pole positions (57).
Vettel started his Formula One career as a test driver for BMW Sauber in 2006 and made his racing debut with the team at the 2007 United States Grand Prix, replacing the injured Robert Kubica. Already part of the Red Bull programme, Vettel joined Toro Rosso later in the season, and was kept as a driver for 2008. In his first full season in Formula One, the then 21-year-old became the youngest pole-sitter and race winner at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, the latter record would later be broken by Max Verstappen in 2016. Vettel was promoted to Red Bull for the 2009 season, during which he won four races en route to becoming the youngest-ever World Drivers' Championship runner-up.
The following year, Vettel became the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers' Championship, also helping Red Bull win their first World Constructors' Championship. He followed up his first championship with three more titles 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; topping a four-way title battle in Abu Dhabi in 2010, and beating Fernando Alonso by three points in 2012, while 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 at the end of the 2014 season.
Soon after, it was announced that Vettel had signed a three-year contract with Ferrari for the 2015 season. In his first season with Ferrari, Vettel won three races and was the closest challenger to the Mercedes drivers. The next year however, he finished fourth in the 2016 championship in another winless season. Vettel and Ferrari enjoyed a resurgence in 2017 and 2018, winning a number of races and topping the standings a number of times in close World Championship battles with Lewis Hamilton. However, both years saw his title hopes end in Mexico as he finished both seasons as runner-up. Vettel endured a more difficult season in 2019, highlighted by a controversial time penalty costing him a win in Canada, although he rebounded to win in Singapore. Vettel is due to leave the Ferrari team at the end of 2020 after they were unable to agree on contract terms.
|Subject: Vettel (foreground) and Mark Webber during the Grand Prix
Photographer: Carl Nenzén Lovén
Location: 2009 Chinese Grand Prix
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Article: Sebastian Vettel wins wet 2009 Chinese Grand Prix
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|16 June 2007||Kubica Out, Vettel In For U.S. Grand Prix||Anthony Fontanelle|
|19 June 2007||BMW Sauber Rookie Takes A Point||Anthony Fontanelle|
|13 September 2008||Sebastian Vettel takes pole for 2008 Italian Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|16 September 2008||Vettel considerato in Germania come l'erede di Schumacher||Wikinotizie|
|19 April 2009||Sebastian Vettel wins wet 2009 Chinese Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|20 June 2009||Vettel logra la pole en Silverstone||Wikinoticias|
|21 June 2009||Sebastian Vettel wins 2009 British Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|21 June 2009||Vettel gana su tercer Gran Premio||Wikinoticias|
|4 October 2009||Sebastian Vettel wins 2009 Japanese Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|13 March 2010||Vettel se alza con la primera pole de la temporada||Wikinoticias|
|4 April 2010||Себастьян Феттель выиграл Гран-при Малайзии||Викиновости|
|10 October 2010||Vettel Wins Japanese Grand Prix||VOA Breaking News|
|7 November 2010||Germany’s Vettel Wins Brazilian Grand Prix, F1 Title Still Up For Grabs||VOA Breaking News|
|14 November 2010||Sebastian Vettel ist Formel-1-Weltmeister 2010||Wikinews|
|14 November 2010||Vettel Becomes Youngest Formula One Champ||VOA Breaking News|
|14 November 2010||Vettel Finishes 2010 as Youngest Ever Formula 1 World Champion||VOA News|
|18 November 2010||Vettel becomes youngest Formula One champion||Wikinews|
|21 April 2012||Vettel Wins Bahrain's Controversial Grand Prix Race||VOA News|
|22 April 2012||Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix Race||VOA Breaking News|
|27 April 2012||Sebastian Vettel gewann den Großen Preis von Bahrain||Wikinews|
|26 November 2012||Driven - Infiniti FX Vettel Edition||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|28 November 2012||What else can you buy for the price of an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition?||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|24 March 2013||Webber and Vettel - a reminder that they have history||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|25 March 2013||Vettel and Schumacher share a joke...||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|29 March 2013||This is one of many reasons why Mark Webber is cooler than Sebastian Vettel||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|12 April 2013||Sebastian Vettel reckons he'll disobey team orders again||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|10 June 2013||Фетел тријумфовао у Канади, повећао предност на врху табеле||ВикиВести|
|11 June 2013||Sebastian Vettel signs with Red Bull F1 until 2015||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|27 September 2013||Is this why Sebastian Vettel keeps getting booed on the podium?||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|2 October 2013||Was Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull RB9 fitted with traction control?||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|12 October 2013||Lewis Hamilton Scoops His Nuts Then Shakes Vettel's Hand||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|2 November 2013||Why Vettel isn't The Best F1 Driver Of All Time||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|22 September 2019||Grand Prix de Singapour 2019 : Sebastian Vettel remporte sa première victoire de la saison||Wikinews|
|12 May 2020||Formule 1 : Sebastian Vettel quitte Ferrari à la fin de la saison||Wikinews|
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