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Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel

German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1987.

Countries: (28%), United Kingdom (15%), United States (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Red Bull Racing, Red Bull, Formula One

Linked to: Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari

 

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Sebastian Vettel was born in 1987 add something


1990

Italian Grand Prix - Over the past two decades, only three drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix and gone on to win the world championship in the same year: Ayrton Senna in 1990, Michael Schumacher in 2000 and 2003 and Sebastian Vettel in 2011


1991

Senna won his third F1 world championship title in 1991 at age 31 add something


1995

Vettel began racing in karts series in 1995, at the age of eight add something


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 add something


1999

Helmut Marko - From 1999 he has overseen the Red Bull driver development programme, which has nurtured talented drivers such as Sebastian Vettel and brought Juan Pablo Montoya into Formula One. Since 2005 he has been advisor to the Red Bull_Racing Formula One team


2003

In 2003, he upgraded to open-wheel cars and won the 2004 German Formula BMW Championship with 18 victories from 20 races add something


2004

Red Bull Junior Team - In 2004, Christian Klien became the first Red Bull Junior to race in Formula One, while in 2008, Sebastian Vettel became the first Red Bull Junior to win a Formula One Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix


2005

In 2005 he drove for ASL Mucke Motorsport in the Formula Three Euroseries add something


2006

Vettel finished as runner-up in the 2006 F3 Euroseries, behind series leader and team mate Paul di Resta add something

 

Paul di Resta - For 2006 he moved to the ASM Formule 3 team, winning the championship with five wins, beating team mate and future Formula One World Drivers Champion, Sebastian Vettel

 

Kazuki Nakajima - Nakajima moved to the Formula Three Euroseries in 2006 and competed against the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Paul di Resta

 

BMW in Formula One - On 19 October 2006, BMW announced that Robert Kubica would partner Nick Heidfeld for the 2007 Formula One season with Sebastian Vettel taking the test and reserve driver role

 

Sauber - On 19 October 2006, it was announced that Robert Kubica would partner Nick Heidfeld for the 2007 Formula One season with Sebastian Vettel taking the test and reserve driver role


2007

Vettel competed in the 2007 Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium, representing the German team alongside Michael Schumacher add something

 

Vettel competed in the World Series by Renault in 2007, and took his first win at the Nürburgring add something

 

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 add something

 

Vettel was confirmed as BMW's test driver for 2007 add something

 

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 add something

 

Heikki Kovalainen - In 2007, Kovalainen and Grönholm again made the Nations Cup final, where they lost to the German team of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel

 

United States Grand Prix - Reining champion Sebastian Vettel took pole for the 1st race at the Texas circuit but it was 2007 winner Lewis Hamilton who kept his unbeaten run in the USA as the two finished almost 40 seconds ahead of 3rd

 

Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel replaced Speed in the middle of the 2007 season, and Sébastien Bourdais replaced Liuzzi at STR for the 2008 Formula One season

 

Sebastien Bourdais - On 10 August 2007 it was announced Bourdais would replace Vitantonio Liuzzi at Red Bull's b-team, Toro Rosso, as team-mate to Sebastian Vettel


2008

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 add something

 

New to Vettel's helmet since the start of 2008 has been the incorporation of the red cross shape of the Kreis Bergstraße coat of arms on the front, just underneath the visor, in honour of the region of his birthplace, Heppenheim add something

 

Red Bull Racing - Against expectation, Toro Rosso performed well during the 2008 season and Sebastian Vettel won the 2008 Italian Grand Prix

 

Takuma Sato - In late 2008, Sato took part in tests at Jerez with Scuderia Toro Rosso, to become a candidate to fill the seat vacated by Sebastian Vettel

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso - Scuderia Toro Rosso's drivers for 2008 were Sebastian Vettel and Sébastien Bourdais

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso - The team's set 2008 driver lineup was Sebastian Vettel, third driver for BMW Sauber in 2006 before switching to a race seat at Toro Rosso midway through the 2007 season, and Sébastien Bourdais, the four-time winner of the Champ Car World Series

 

Mark Webber - Webber remained with Red Bull for , where he was joined by Sebastian Vettel after David Coulthard's retirement at the end of 2008


2009

Again Vettel teamed up with Michael Schumacher for the 2009 RoC Nations Cup, which they went on to win in a run-off against the Great Britain team of Jenson Button and Andy Priaulx add something

 

Aged 23 years and 98 days, Vettel became the youngest Grand Prix driver to win at the same track on two occasions, having won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 2009 add something

 

At the start of the 2009 season, Vettel replaced the retired David Coulthard at Red Bull Racing, and began strongly at the , qualifying third and running in second for the majority of the race add something

 

However, as Vettel had more second fastest laps, he won the 2009 DHL Fastest Lap Award add something

 

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 add something

 

Red Bull Racing - For 2009, Red Bull Racing launched their new RB5 chassis virtually on 8 February by means of a 3D computer generated video narrated by Sebastian Vettel

 

Christian Horner - The team finished a strong second in the 2009 constructors' championship with drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finishing second and fourth respectively in the drivers' title race

 

Red Bull Racing - This meant that Toro Rosso actually took their first win before Red Bull Racing, and helped to secure Vettel a drive with Red Bull Racing for 2009, when he took that team's first win


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 add something

 

In the 2010 edition, on home ground in Düsseldorf, Vettel again teamed up with Schumacher to win the Nations Cup for the fourth time in a row add something

 

Starting in 2010, Sebastian Vettel started using a variety of helmet designs add something

 

Vettel continued with Red Bull for 2010, and took the first pole position of the season at the add something

 

Felipe Massa - At the 2010 German Grand Prix Ferrari were investigated for team orders as Massa took the race lead early, ahead of Fernando Alonso in second and Sebastian Vettel close behind in third

 

Red Bull Racing - For the 2010 season, the team retained both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, with Renault remaining the engine supplier

 

Dietrich Mateschitz - In 2010 Red Bull Racing won the Formula 1 Constructors Championship and Drivers Championship with Sebastian Vettel

 

Christian Horner - In 2010, the team won their first constructors' championship with one race to spare, and Sebastian Vettel won the drivers' championship at the final race of the season

 

Mecachrome - Mecachrome engines powered the Red Bull Formula One team to the Constructors' Championship and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel to the World Drivers' Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012

 

Red Bull Racing - The team produced the quadruple world champion driver of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Sebastian Vettel

 

Mark Webber - Webber finished the 2010 season in third place having led for a long period, losing out to teammate Sebastian Vettel in the final race of the season

 

Adrian Newey - On 14 November 2010 when Red Bull won the World Drivers' Championship with Sebastian Vettel, Newey became the only F1 designer to have won Constructors' Championships with three different F1 teams


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 add something

 

He dominated the race with his first triple of 2011 with pole, fastest lap, and won his sixth race out of eight races add something

 

In 2011, Pirelli's Paul Hembery was impressed when Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to take the time to visit the factory and talk to the tyre manufacturer to gain a better insight and improve their racing add something

 

In early 2011, Red Bull Racing's sponsor and partner Infiniti entered into discussions with Vettel regarding the possibility of a Formula One-inspired Infiniti FX add something

 

The option was taken up on 14 March 2011, as Vettel extended his contract with the team until the end of 2014 add something

 

On 10 October 2011, Infiniti confirmed that the FX Sebastian Vettel version would go into production add something

 

Fernando Alonso - Alonso finished third in the putting him into the lead of the Drivers' Championship this season ahead of Sebastian Vettel, the 2011 champion, and Vettel's team-mate at Red Bull, Mark Webber, who won at Monaco

 

Pacific Grand Prix - Alonso's record was in turn surpassed by Sebastian Vettel in 2011

 

McLaren - Button finished the driver's championship in second place with 270 points behind 2011 Driver's Champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing, ahead of Hamilton's 227 points

 

Nigel Mansell - He managed 14 pole positions that year, a record only broken by Sebastian Vettel in 2011 in the Brazilian Grand Prix on 26 November

 

Canadian Grand Prix - In 2011 Friday practice the wall claimed reigning F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel

 

Christian Horner - In 2011, the team won their second constructors' championship with three races to spare, Sebastian Vettel became the world's youngest double-champion

 

Infiniti QX70 - In early 2011, Infiniti entered into disussions with Infiniti/Renault-sponsored Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel regarding the possibility of a Formula 1-inspired FX. Vettel, who already owned his own FX50, expressed his interest in the performance capabilities of the FX platform

 

Rafael Nadal - On 7 February 2011, in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates, Nadal won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the first time, ahead of footballer Lionel Messi, Sebastian Vettel, Spain's Andres Iniesta, Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, and Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao

 

Adrian Newey - On 9 October 2011, Red Bull won the World Drivers' Championship, making Sebastian Vettel the youngest double champion in the history of F1


2012

Vettel qualified in pole position for the first time in 2012 at the add something

 

Vettel remained at Red Bull for the 2012 season, and was again partnered by Mark Webber add something

 

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 saw Vettel go top of the driver's standings for the first time in 2012 add something

 

Vettel won the 2012 F1 World Championship, becoming the youngest triple champion in the history of the sport add something

 

Vettel started his campaign with a new design in honour of Felix Baumgartner, for his world record Red Bull Stratos space jump in October 2012 add something

 

Infiniti QX70 - As a result of 6 months of intense research and development, the 2012 Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version Concept was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13, 2011

 

Benito Guerra, Jr. - As of the 2012, PWRC champion Benito Guerra, Jr. is invited to participate in the 25th edition of the Race of Champions, from 14 to 16 December in Bangkok along with racing legends like Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel

 

Red Bull Racing - As with 2012, Webber was signed on a single year contract while Vettel continues to honour his current multi-year agreement

 

Red Bull Racing - For the 2012 season, Red Bull retained the duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber from the previous three years

 

Christian Horner - In 2012 the team won their third Constructors' championship with one race to spare, Sebastian Vettel became the world's youngest triple world champion

 

Renault in Formula One - In 2012, the Red Bull team and Sebastian Vettel were able to achieve both championships for a third time, despite the fact the RB8 car did not enjoy the dominance of the previous season and suffered some reliability problems related to the RS27's alternator

 

Ayrton Senna - Senna achieved the feat of leading every lap of those races which was not equalled until Sebastian Vettel in 2012


2013

In 2013 Sebastian Vettel was announced as Director of Performance for premium automotive brand Infiniti who title sponsor the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team add something

 

On the 11th of June 2013, Sebastian Vettel agreed a contract extension with the Red Bull team until the end of 2015 add something

 

In December 2013, Vettel's spokeswoman confirmed that they were expecting a child together add something

 

Red Bull Racing - At the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, Vettel sealed the Drivers Championship title, and in doing so, won the Constructors Championship for Infiniti Red Bull Racing for the fourth consecutive year

 

Adrian Newey - In 2013, the RB9 along with Sebastian Vettel dominated the field after the summer break to defend both the World Drivers' and World Constructors' Championship in style at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix

 

Red Bull Racing - In Australia, the first race of the season, Vettel placed the new RB9 on pole position but struggled in the race finishing in 3rd place behind title rivals of 2012, Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso whilst team mate Webber finished in sixth place

 

Renault in Formula One - Red Bull came back to a dominant pace in the 2013 season and both the team and Sebastian Vettel secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix


2014

Vettel has 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 add something

 

In January 2014, Vettel became father of his first daughter add something

 

On October 4, 2014, Red Bull Racing announced that Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the season add something

 

Red Bull Racing - Webber was signed on a one year contract extension while Vettel continued under his current multi-year agreement, ending at the end of 2014

 

Daniil Kvyat - In October 2014 it was announced that Kvyat would be promoted to Red Bull in the season, to replace the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso - However, on 3 October 2014, Red Bull Racing announced Sebastian Vettel's departure from the team, and stated that Kvyat would be promoted from Toro Rosso to pair with Daniel Ricciardo


2015

The two will race on the same team in 2015 at Ferrari add something

 

In September 2015, Vettel became a father for the second time with the birth of his second daughter add something

 

Singapore Grand Prix - During the 2015 race a spectator entered the track on the straight after Anderson Bridge, as leaders Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo sped by

 

Jean-Eric Vergne - However, after Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull, it was announced that Kvyat would replace him, leaving a possible seat for Vergne at Toro Rosso for 2015

 

Nico Rosberg - Rosberg's 2015 season began with a 2nd place to his teammate Lewis Hamilton in Australia and 3rd in Malaysia behind both Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari and Hamilton

 

Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel extended his contract with Infiniti Red Bull Racing until the end of 2015, despite interests in racing for Ferrari and Mercedes

 

Red Bull Junior Team - Signed up to replace Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull for the 2015 season

 

Daniil Kvyat - He scored his first Formula One podium finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix on 26 July 2015, finishing 2nd to Sebastian Vettel


2016

Vettel has continued this tradition in his first year with Ferrari and christened his SF15-T Eva. For the 2016 season Vettel and his mechanics decided to name his Ferrari SF16-H Margherita add something


2017

He is contracted to remain as a Formula One driver with Scuderia Ferrari until at least the end of 2017 add something

 

Belgian Grand Prix - The fastest lap of the current circuit during a Belgian Grand Prix was set by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel during the 2017 race

 

Valtteri Bottas - He won the 2017 Russian Grand Prix on 30 April 2017, his first Grand Prix win, after jumping the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen from 3rd on the grid on the first lap, making him the fifth Finn to win a Grand Prix

 

Scuderia Ferrari - On 26 August 2017, Ferrari announced that Sebastian Vettel had re-signed, meaning that Ferrari's duo of drivers will remain unchanged for the fourth consecutive year in 2018


2018

For the 2018 season, Vettel decided to name his Ferrari SF71H Loria add something

 

Scuderia Ferrari - On 11 September 2018, Ferrari announced that Kimi Raikkonen would be leaving for Sauber and Charles Leclerc along with Sebastian Vettel would be their race drivers for 2019


2019

In the 2019 event in Mexico, Vettel teamed up with Mick Schumacher, where they reached the final of the Nations Cup, but finished runners-up to the Nordic team of Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson add something