Sebastian Vettel

German racing driver Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010 and 2011. In his first year driving for Red Bull in 2009, Vettel finished the season as the youngest-ever World Drivers' championship runner-up. He also secured Red Bull's first pole position and race win in the team's history.
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Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is fourth
LATimes - 3 months
It was all about who got the best start at Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had it, starting from the second spot on the grid. Pole sitter Valtteri Bottas didn't, and it probably cost the Mercedes driver the race. Vettel overtook Bottas on the first turn and essentially...
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Qualifying - Hamilton equals Schumacher's all-time pole record - Formula 1
Google News - 6 months
Formula 1 Qualifying - Hamilton equals Schumacher's all-time pole record Formula 1 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to first place in Saturday's qualifying session for the 2017 Formula 1 Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. It is the 68th pole of Hamilton's F1 career, matching Michael Schumacher's ... Sebastian Vettel extends Ferrari contract for 3 more yearsUSA TODAY Q3 tow was Raikkonen's idea, say Ferrari, Edition: Global F1 Belgian GP qualifying results: Lewis Hamilton ties Michael Schumacher mark with poleAutoweek Bleacher Report -Reuters -The Guardian all 600 news articles »
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F1: Vettel extends title lead in Ferrari one-two
CNN - 7 months
Sebastian Vettel will go into Formula One's mid-season break with an 14-point lead after winning the Hungary Grand Prix Sunday with closest rival Lewis Hamilton back in fourth place after a sporting gesture.
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Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix to extend lead in Formula One standings
LATimes - 9 months
Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points. It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in Monaco since...
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Motor racing: Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco - 9 months
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel looked a good bet for Ferrari's first Monaco Grand Prix victory since 2001 after the fastest lap ever around the metal-fenced street circuit in Thursday practice.
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Vettel ends Mercedes streak with Ferrari pole - 10 months
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One frontrunner Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes to take Ferrari's first pole position since 2015 on Saturday with team mate Kimi Raikkonen completing a front row lockout at the Russian Grand Prix.
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Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton - 10 months
MANAMA (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel forged seven points clear at the top of the Formula One standings on Sunday after winning a Bahrain Grand Prix thriller that saw Lewis Hamilton penalized for underhand tactics.
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Sports Briefing: Sebastian Vettel Powers Ferrari to Victory at the Australian Grand Prix
NYTimes - 11 months
Vettel took the lead when Lewis Hamilton made a pit stop for new tires, then ended the team’s Formula One drought.
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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix
LATimes - 11 months
Sebastian Vettel broke Ferrari's Formula One drought with a victory over the Mercedes team of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Ferrari hadn't won an F1 GP since Vettel's victory in Singapore in 2015, and so his leap up onto the top of the...
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Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel - 11 months
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.
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Hamilton and Vettel disagree on who is favorite - 12 months
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest for Ferrari on the penultimate day of Formula One's pre-season testing on Thursday but refused to accept the mantle of favorite from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.
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Motor racing: Pirelli end tire test a day early after Vettel crash - about 1 year
MILAN (Reuters) - Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tire test at Ferrari's Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before.
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Motor racing-Vettel clear he's staying at Ferrari
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Sebastian Vettel has made clear his future is with Ferrari as Mercedes look to replace newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg for next season. Ferrari -- the oldest, most glamorous and successful team in the sport -- failed to win a race this year and Vettel's name has been one of those mentioned in media speculation following Rosberg's surprise decision to walk away. Rosberg, 31 and only the third German driver after Michael Schumacher and Vettel to win the championship, announced his retirement on Friday.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sebastian Vettel
  • 2016
    For the 2016 season Vettel and his mechanics decided to name his Ferrari SF16-H Margherita.
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  • 2015
    Vettel continued this tradition with Ferrari and christened his 2015 Ferrari SF15-T Eva.
    In 2015, Vettel won his very first Race of Champions beating Kristensen in the final.
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    Vettel returned to the ROC in 2015, teaming up with fellow F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg to represent Germany in the Nations' Cup.
    In September 2015, Vettel became a father for the second time with the birth of his second daughter, Matilda.
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  • 2014
    According to Ferrari's official website, Vettel did however try the simulated 2014 car in the team's simulator program.
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    Vettel was denied an early release from his Red Bull contract to test the 2014 Ferrari car in Abu Dhabi post-race.
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    Vettel mentioned he would like to drive for Ferrari at some point in his career and was rumoured to have a non-binding pre-contract, with options, to join them in 2014.
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    Vettel signed off the 2014 season, by becoming the first defending champion to fail to win a race in the following season since Jacques Villeneuve in.
    In addition to suffering reliability problems, throughout 2014 Vettel struggled to get to grips with the Red Bull RB10, and Pirelli's 2014 tyres.
    On 4 October 2014, Red Bull Racing announced that Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the 2014 season, one year before his contract was due to expire.
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    After having Mark Webber as a team-mate for five years, Vettel's new team-mate in 2014 was Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who was promoted from the Toro Rosso team.
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    However, as reigning World Drivers' Champion he carried number one throughout 2014.
    For the 2014 season and beyond, drivers picked a unique car number that they will use for the remainder of their Formula One career, Vettel chose the number five.
    Vettel is in a relationship with Hanna Prater, a childhood friend. In January 2014, Vettel became a father for the first time with the birth of his daughter, Emilie.
  • 2013
    However, on 11 June 2013, Vettel agreed to a one-year contract extension with Red Bull until the end of the 2015 season.
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    Vettel started his fifth season with Red Bull Racing by qualifying on pole for the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, before going on to finish the race in third place, twenty-two seconds behind race winner Kimi Räikkönen.
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  • 2012
    In January 2012, Vettel was honoured with the illustrious Grands Prix de l'Academie des Sports 2011 for being the "Double consecutive F1 World Champion at the age of twenty four — winner of eleven Grands Prix out of nineteen", and in the following month, he was further honoured with the highest sports award in Germany, the Silberne Lorbeerblatt – Silver Laurel Leaf – in recognition of his multiple world titles and his exemplary character.
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    Vettel was able to lead for most of the race, despite coming under pressure from Kimi Räikkönen, and crossed the line in first place to take his first victory of the season; the result also saw Vettel go top of the drivers' standings for the first time in 2012.
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    Vettel qualified in pole position for the first time in 2012 at the.
    Vettel remained at Red Bull for the 2012 season, and was again partnered by Mark Webber.
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  • 2011
    At the, Vettel took his fourteenth pole position of 2011 to equal the record of poles in a season set by Nigel Mansell in.
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    He dominated the race with his first triple of 2011 with pole, fastest lap, and won his sixth race out of eight races.
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  • 2010
    In Malaysia, he took his first win of the 2010 season with Webber coming in second place, having passed both him and Nico Rosberg at turn one.
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    Vettel continued with Red Bull for 2010, and took the first pole position of the season at the.
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  • 2009
    Again Vettel teamed up with Michael Schumacher for the 2009 Race of Champions, which they went on to win in a run-off against the Great Britain team of Jenson Button and Andy Priaulx.
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    On 21 August 2009 it was announced that Red Bull and Vettel had extended his contract until the end of the season with an option for.
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    However, as Vettel had more second fastest laps, he won the 2009 DHL Fastest Lap Award.
  • 2008
    Vettel also competed in the 2008 Race of Champions, alongside Michael Schumacher.
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    At the age of 21 years and 287 days, Vettel became the youngest Grand Prix driver in history to win for two different teams, having won the 2008 Italian Grand Prix for the Toro Rosso team.
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    At the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, Vettel became the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix.
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    After four races of the 2008 season, Vettel was the only driver to have failed to finish a single race, having retired on the first lap in three of them.
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  • 2007
    Vettel competed in the 2007 Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium, representing the German team alongside Michael Schumacher.
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    Vettel struggled for his first couple of races while cutting his teeth with his new team, but managed two impressive drives in his 5th and 6th drives for Toro Rosso, a team that was averaging a little worse than 14th place in the 2007 season before Vettel's arrival.
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    2007 On 31 July 2007, BMW released Vettel to join Red Bull's Scuderia Toro Rosso team, replacing Scott Speed as one of its drivers from the onwards.
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    Vettel was confirmed as BMW's test driver for 2007.
  • 2006
    In his second testing session in the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, he set the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions, a race weekend in which all the BMW cars were quick, with his predecessor Robert Kubica finishing on the podium in the race.
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    Vettel became BMW Sauber's third driver at the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, when former incumbent Robert Kubica was called up to replace Jacques Villeneuve for the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
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  • 2005
    In 2005 he drove for ASL Mucke Motorsport in the Formula 3 Euro Series.
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  • 2003
    Having impressed in his first season of auto racing in 2003, Vettel was given a chance by Derrick Walker to test a Reynard Motorsport Champ Car in a two-day private test at the Homestead road course.
    In 2003, he was promoted to open-wheel cars and won the 2004 German Formula BMW Championship with 18 victories from 20 races.
  • 2000
    He started in seventh position on the grid, finishing in eighth position to take his first World Championship point and became the youngest driver ever to score a point in Formula One (at the age of 19 years and 349 days), a record previously held by Jenson Button – who was 20 years and 67 days old when he finished sixth at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • 1998
    Having shown early talent, he was accepted into the Red Bull Junior Team at age 11 in 1998, and kept on winning various titles, such as the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2001.
  • 1995
    Vettel started amateur karting at the young age of 3½ and began racing in karts series in 1995, at the age of eight.
  • 1991
    Senna won his third F1 world championship title in 1991 at age 31.
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  • 1987
    Born on July 3, 1987.
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