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Sebastian Vettel

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Born: 3 July 1987
Nationality: German

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.


Red Bull Racing 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 2007Kubica Out, Vettel In For U.S. Grand PrixAnthony Fontanelle
19 June 2007BMW Sauber Rookie Takes A PointAnthony Fontanelle
13 September 2008Sebastian Vettel takes pole for 2008 Italian Grand PrixWikinews
16 September 2008Vettel considerato in Germania come l'erede di SchumacherWikinotizie
19 April 2009Sebastian Vettel wins wet 2009 Chinese Grand Prix Wikinews
20 June 2009Vettel logra la pole en Silverstone Wikinoticias
21 June 2009Sebastian Vettel wins 2009 British Grand PrixWikinews
21 June 2009Vettel gana su tercer Gran Premio Wikinoticias
4 October 2009Sebastian Vettel wins 2009 Japanese Grand PrixWikinews
13 March 2010Vettel se alza con la primera pole de la temporada Wikinoticias
4 April 2010Себастьян Феттель выиграл Гран-при Малайзии Викиновости
10 October 2010Vettel Wins Japanese Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
7 November 2010Germany’s Vettel Wins Brazilian Grand Prix, F1 Title Still Up For GrabsVOA Breaking News
14 November 2010Sebastian Vettel ist Formel-1-Weltmeister 2010 Wikinews
14 November 2010Vettel Becomes Youngest Formula One ChampVOA Breaking News
14 November 2010Vettel Finishes 2010 as Youngest Ever Formula 1 World ChampionVOA News
18 November 2010Vettel becomes youngest Formula One championWikinews
21 April 2012Vettel Wins Bahrain's Controversial Grand Prix RaceVOA News
22 April 2012Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix RaceVOA Breaking News
27 April 2012Sebastian Vettel gewann den Großen Preis von BahrainWikinews
26 November 2012Driven - Infiniti FX Vettel Edition Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 November 2012What else can you buy for the price of an Infiniti FX Vettel Edition? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
24 March 2013Webber and Vettel - a reminder that they have historyMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
25 March 2013Vettel and Schumacher share a joke... Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 March 2013This is one of many reasons why Mark Webber is cooler than Sebastian Vettel Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
12 April 2013Sebastian Vettel reckons he'll disobey team orders again Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
10 June 2013Фетел тријумфовао у Канади, повећао предност на врху табеле ВикиВести
11 June 2013Sebastian Vettel signs with Red Bull F1 until 2015 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
27 September 2013Is this why Sebastian Vettel keeps getting booed on the podium? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 October 2013Was Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull RB9 fitted with traction control? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
12 October 2013Lewis Hamilton Scoops His Nuts Then Shakes Vettel's Hand Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 November 2013Why Vettel isn't The Best F1 Driver Of All Time Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
22 September 2019Grand Prix de Singapour 2019 : Sebastian Vettel remporte sa première victoire de la saison Wikinews
12 May 2020Formule 1 : Sebastian Vettel quitte Ferrari à la fin de la saison Wikinews

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