Sebastian Vettel

German racing driver in Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel (born 3 July 1987 in Heppenheim) is a German race car driver. He is a four-time Formula One world champion. He drives for the Scuderia Ferrari team in Formula One and is contracted by the team until 2020. He is a former driver of Red Bull Racing's sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso, in 2008. Before that he was a reserve driver of BMW Sauber.

Sebastian Vettel
2019 Formula One tests Barcelona, Vettel (47200008782).jpg
Sebastian Vettel, 2019
Born (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 33)
Heppenheim, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality German
Car number5
Entries226 (225 starts)
Championships4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wins52
Podiums114
Career points2,827
Pole positions55
Fastest laps36
First entry2007 United States Grand Prix
First win2008 Italian Grand Prix
Last win2019 Singapore Grand Prix
Last entry2020 Bahrein Grand Prix
2019 position5th (240 pts)
SignatureTanda Tangan Sebastian Vettel.svg

He currently holds numerous records in Formula One, most of them from his first win in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix and his debut drive in the 2007 United States Grand Prix.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula BMW ADAC Eifelland Racing 19 5 5 4 12 216 2nd
2004 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 20 18 14 13 20 387 1st
2005 Formula 3 Euro Series ASL Mücke Motorsport 20 0 0 1 6 63 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
Spanish Formula 3 Championship Racing Engineering 1 0 0 0 1 8 15th
Macau Grand Prix ASM F3 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Formula One BMW Williams F1 Team Test driver
2006 Formula 3 Euro Series ASM Formule 3 20 4 1 5 9 75 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 3 1 1 0 2 28 15th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 23rd
Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team Test driver
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 7 1 1 1 4 74 5th
Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 6 14th
Scuderia Toro Rosso 7 0 0 0 0
2008 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 18 1 1 0 1 35 8th
2009 Formula One Red Bull Racing 17 4 4 3 8 84 2nd
2010 Formula One Red Bull Racing 19 5 10 3 10 256 1st
2011 Formula One Red Bull Racing 19 11 15 3 17 392 1st
2012 Formula One Red Bull Racing 20 5 6 6 10 281 1st
2013 Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing 19 13 9 7 16 397 1st
2014 Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing 19 0 0 2 4 167 5th
2015 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 19 3 1 1 13 278 3rd
2016 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 21 0 0 3 7 212 4th
2017 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 20 5 4 5 13 317 2nd
2018 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 21 5 5 3 12 320 2nd
2019 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 21 1 2 2 9 240 5th
2020 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari -15 -1 -2 -2 -6 82* 3rd*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2005 ASL Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305/011 Mercedes HOC
1

15
HOC
2

5
PAU
1

7
PAU
2

11
SPA
1

DSQ
SPA
2

13
MON
1

18
MON
2

17
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

5
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

4
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

2
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

2
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

15
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

3
5th 57
2006 ASM Formule 3 Dallara F305/059 Mercedes HOC
1

5
HOC
2

1
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

6
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

14
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

7
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

Ret
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
ZAN
1

24
ZAN
2

2
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

Ret
LMS
1

9
LMS
2

9
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

12
2nd 75

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2006 Carlin Motorsport ZOL
1
ZOL
2
MON
1
IST
1
IST
2
MIS
1

2
MIS
2

1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

DNS
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
DON
1
DON
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
15th 28
2007 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

3
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

6
MON
1

2
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

3
SPA
1
SPA
2
DON
1
DON
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
EST
1
EST
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
5th 74

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2006 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 2.4 V8 BHR MAL AUS SMR EUR ESP MON GBR CAN USA FRA GER HUN TUR
TD
ITA
TD
CHN
TD
JPN
TD
BRA
TD
 –  –
2007 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.07 BMW P86/7 2.4 V8 AUS
TD
MAL
TD
BHR ESP MON CAN USA
8
FRA GBR EUR 14th 6
Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 HUN
16
TUR
19
ITA
18
BEL
Ret
JPN
Ret
CHN
4
BRA
Ret
2008 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2B Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BHR
Ret
ESP
Ret
TUR
17
8th 35
Toro Rosso STR3 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 MON
5
CAN
8
FRA
12
GBR
Ret
GER
8
HUN
Ret
EUR
6
BEL
5
ITA
1
SIN
5
JPN
6
CHN
9
BRA
4
2009 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27-2009 2.4 V8 AUS
13
MAL
15
CHN
1
BHR
2
ESP
4
MON
Ret
TUR
3
GBR
1
GER
2
HUN
Ret
EUR
Ret
BEL
3
ITA
8
SIN
4
JPN
1
BRA
4
ABU
1
2nd 84
2010 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 BHR
4
AUS
Ret
MAL
1
CHN
6
ESP
3
MON
2
TUR
Ret
CAN
4
EUR
1
GBR
7
GER
3
HUN
3
BEL
15
ITA
4
SIN
2
JPN
1
KOR
Ret
BRA
1
ABU
1
1st 256
2011 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 AUS
1
MAL
1
CHN
2
TUR
1
ESP
1
MON
1
CAN
2
EUR
1
GBR
2
GER
4
HUN
2
BEL
1
ITA
1
SIN
1
JPN
3
KOR
1
IND
1
ABU
Ret
BRA
2
1st 392
2012 Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB8 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 AUS
2
MAL
11
CHN
5
BHR
1
ESP
6
MON
4
CAN
4
EUR
Ret
GBR
3
GER
5
HUN
4
BEL
2
ITA
22
SIN
1
JPN
1
KOR
1
IND
1
ABU
3
USA
2
BRA
6
1st 281
2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 AUS
3
MAL
1
CHN
4
BHR
1
ESP
4
MON
2
CAN
1
GBR
Ret
GER
1
HUN
3
BEL
1
ITA
1
SIN
1
KOR
1
JPN
1
IND
1
ABU
1
USA
1
BRA
1
1st 397
2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB10 Renault Energy F1‑2014 1.6 V6 t AUS
Ret
MAL
3
BHR
6
CHN
5
ESP
4
MON
Ret
CAN
3
AUT
Ret
GBR
5
GER
4
HUN
7
BEL
5
ITA
6
SIN
2
JPN
3
RUS
8
USA
7
BRA
5
ABU
8
5th 167
2015 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 060 1.6 V6 t AUS
3
MAL
1
CHN
3
BHR
5
ESP
3
MON
2
CAN
5
AUT
4
GBR
3
HUN
1
BEL
12
ITA
2
SIN
1
JPN
3
RUS
2
USA
3
MEX
Ret
BRA
3
ABU
4
3rd 278
2016 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 061 1.6 V6 t AUS
3
BHR
DNS
CHN
2
RUS
Ret
ESP
3
MON
4
CAN
2
EUR
2
AUT
Ret
GBR
9
HUN
4
GER
5
BEL
6
ITA
3
SIN
5
MAL
Ret
JPN
4
USA
4
MEX
5
BRA
5
ABU
3
4th 212
2017 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 1.6 V6 t AUS
1
CHN
2
BHR
1
RUS
2
ESP
2
MON
1
CAN
4
AZE
4
AUT
2
GBR
7
HUN
1
BEL
2
ITA
3
SIN
Ret
MAL
4
JPN
Ret
USA
2
MEX
4
BRA
1
ABU
3
2nd 317
2018 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO 1.6 V6 t AUS
1
BHR
1
CHN
8
AZE
4
ESP
4
MON
2
CAN
1
FRA
5
AUT
3
GBR
1
GER
Ret
HUN
2
BEL
1
ITA
4
SIN
3
RUS
3
JPN
6
USA
4
MEX
2
BRA
6
ABU
2
2nd 320
2019 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF90 Ferrari 064 1.6 V6 t AUS
4
BHR
5
CHN
3
AZE
3
ESP
4
MON
2
CAN
2
FRA
5
AUT
4
GBR
16
GER
2
HUN
3
BEL
4
ITA
13
SIN
1
RUS
Ret
JPN
2
MEX
2
USA
Ret
BRA
17
ABU
5
5th 240
2020 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1.6 V6 t AUT
10
STY
Ret
HUN
6
GBR
10
70A
12
ESP
7
BEL
13
ITA
Ret
TUS
RUS
EIF
POR
EMI
TUR
BHR
SKR
ABU
13th* 16* [E]

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

Formula One recordsEdit

Vettel holds the following Formula One records:

Record Achieved Ref
Most podium finishes in a season 17 2011[N 1] [2]
Most wins in a season 13 2013[N 2] [3]
Most pole positions in a season 15 2011 [4]
Most laps led in a season 739 2011 [5]
Most consecutive wins 9 2013 Belgian Grand Prix – 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
Most consecutive grand slams 2 2013 Singapore Grand Prix and 2013 Korean Grand Prix[N 3] [6]
Most wins from pole position in a season 9 2011[N 4] [7]
Youngest Grand Prix pole position winner 21 years, 72 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix (13 September 2008) [8]
Youngest driver to score a double (pole position and race win) 21 years, 73 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix (14 September 2008) [9]
Youngest driver to score a hat-trick (pole position, race win, and fastest lap) 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix (21 June 2009) [9]
Youngest driver to score a grand slam (pole position, win, fastest lap, and led every lap) 24 years, 119 days 2011 Indian Grand Prix (30 October 2011) [9]
Youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion 23 years, 134 days 2010 season (14 November 2010) [10]
Youngest World Drivers' Championship runner-up 22 years, 121 days 2009 season (1 November 2009) [11]
Shortest time elapsed before gaining a penalty 6 seconds 2006 Turkish Grand Prix (25 August 2006) (6 seconds into his career, for speeding in the pit lane) [9]
Footnotes
  1. Record shared with Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher although Schumacher did so with fewer total races in the season (2002).
  2. Record shared with Michael Schumacher although Schumacher did so with fewer total races in the season (2004).
  3. Record shared with Alberto Ascari (1952) and Jim Clark (1963).
  4. Record shared with Nigel Mansell although Mansell did so with fewer total races in the season (1992).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Vettel signs three-year extension with Ferrari". Formula 1. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. "Statistics Drivers – Podiums – In a year". Stats F1. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. "Statistics Drivers – Wins – In a year". Stats F1. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. "Statistics Drivers – Pole positions – In a year". Stats F1. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. "Statistics Drivers – Lead – Laps in a year". Stats F1. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. "F1 Grand Slams". Salracing. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  7. Henry, Natasha (20 October 2017). "Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking season and the targets that are next on his list..." The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. Benson, Andrew (13 September 2008). "Vettel on pole at rain-hit Monza". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Esler, William (27 October 2013). "Record-breaking Sebastian Vettel – The German has been rewriting the F1 history books". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  10. "Age and the F1 driver – from teenage stars to fast 50-year-olds". Formula 1. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  11. Cary, Tom (9 March 2010). "Sebastian Vettel: F1 driver profile". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 July 2011.

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