Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel - Four-time Formula 1 World Champion

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    Race of Champions

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    ROC Nations Cup

Birth Date: 3 July 1987

Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest world champion in Formula 1 history when he secured the 2010 title in Abu Dhabi aged 23. Since then he has proved it was no fluke, utterly dominating the 2011 F1 season, repeating the feat in a thrilling 2012 finale at Interlagos and then proving unmatchable in 2013 to become a four-time world champion.

Vettel signalled his intent by taking a point on his debut at the 2007 US Grand Prix. He became the then-youngest grand prix winner in history when he won the 2008 Italian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso aged just 21 years and 73 days. He’d also become the youngest driver to take a pole position the day earlier.

The German's switch to the sister team, Red Bull Racing, in 2009 netted even more success. He took four wins and second in the world championship, a position he bettered in each of the next four years. In 2015 he switched to Scuderia Ferrari and promptly returned to the top of the podium at his second race in Malaysia, before adding victories in Hungary and Singapore.

Vettel’s Race Of Champions record is impressive, too, with six ROC Nations Cup wins from six attempts in the company of Michael Schumacher, and another in Miami while driving solo. The individual prize had always proven harder to capture, but the German set that particular record straight in London by beating Tom Kristensen in 2015’s final. He also reached the final of that year’s ROC Nations Cup alongside Nico Hulkenberg.



Four-time Formula 1 World Champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Youngest ever driver to secure an F1 pole and win (2008 Italian GP, aged 21)



2009 Runner-up in Formula 1 World Championship

2006 Runner-up in Formula 3 Euroseries

2005 Best Rookie in Formula 3 Euroseries, fifth overall with five podiums

2004 Formula BMW ADAC Champion with 18 wins and 20 podiums in 20 races

2003 Runner-up in Formula BMW ADAC Championship with 5 wins

2001 Winner of German and European Junior Karting Championships



Years contested: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 (8)

2017 Winner, ROC Nations Cup, Team Germany (solo)

2015 Winner, Race Of Champions; 2nd, ROC Nations Cup for Germany with Nico Hulkenberg

2012 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher

2011 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher

2010 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher; SF, Race Of Champions

2009 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher; SF, Race Of Champions

2008 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher

2007 Winner, ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany with Michael Schumacher

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