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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel - Four-time Formula 1 World Champion

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    ROC Nations Cup

Birth Date: 3 July 1987

Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest Formula 1 world champion in 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 in Interlagos and then proving unmatchable in 2013 to become a quadruple world champion.

Vettel signalled his intent by taking a point on his debut at the 2007 US Grand Prix. He became the 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 en route to second place 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.

Vettel's Race Of Champions record is impressive too – with six ROC Nations Cup wins out of six attempts in the company of Michael Schumacher. His best finish in the individual event is the semi-finals so which he has reached twice.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

Youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion in 2010, aged 23

Youngest ever driver to score a Formula 1 World Championship point (8th place on his debut, 2007 US GP, aged 20)

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

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS        

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

 

ROC HIGHLIGHTS          

Years contested:

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015

2015:

Individual Champion of Champions; ROC Nations Cup Finalist for Germany with Nico Hulkenberg

2012:

ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher for a record sixth consecutive year

2011:

ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher

2010:

ROC semi-finalist; ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher

2009:

ROC semi-finalist; ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher

2008:

ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher

2007:

Debut in the Race Of Champions. ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Michael Schumacher

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I’m looking forward to returning to ROC, which I've enjoyed competing in since my Formula 1 debut in 2007. It is going to be very exciting to race cars in the Stadium that hosted the 2012 London Olympic Games. I’ll try my best to bring the ROC Nations Cup trophy back to Germany and to win my first individual ROC title. That is one trophy that is still missing from my collection…

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