Here we show you some highlights of Sebastian Vettel’s career
Sebastian Vettel is a retired German racing driver who competed in Formula One for the Ferrari team. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Red Bull Racing.
Vettel started his career in karting at the age of three and achieved early success, winning the German Junior Kart Championship in 2001. He then moved up to open-wheel racing, winning the 2004 German Formula BMW Championship at the age of 18.
In 2006 he made his debut in Formula Three Euroseries with ASL Mucke Motorsport and won the championship that year.
In 2007 Vettel moved up to GP2 Series with Arden International and finished third overall. He then joined Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2007 Italian Grand Prix as a Friday driver. At 19, he made his debut and became the youngest driver ever to compete in Formula One.
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In 2008 he was promoted to a full-time race seat with Toro Rosso and scored his first points at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. In 2009 Vettel joined Red Bull Racing as their lead driver and won his first race at Monza that year.
He went on to win four more races that season and finished second overall in the championship behind Jenson Button. In 2010 he became Red Bull’s first World Champion after winning five races during the season.
He successfully defended his title in 2011, 2012 and 2013, becoming only the third driver after Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher to win four consecutive championships. In 2014 Vettel left Red Bull Racing for Ferrari where he has been since then.
Vettel had yet to win a championship with Ferrari but had come close on several occasions. He finished second overall in 2017 and 2018 before finishing third overall in 2019. He has achieved numerous records during his career including:
- Most wins by a German driver (53)
- Most pole positions by a German driver (57)
- Most podiums by a German driver (117)
He is also one of only two drivers (the other being Lewis Hamilton) to have won four or more world championships since 1950 when Formula One began its world championship series.
In 2022, Vettel announced his retirement from Formula 1 at the age of 35.
Sebastian Vettel is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time. It’s because of his success over such an extended period of time as well as his ability to consistently perform at a high level.