Sebastian Vettel
Date of BirthJune 28, 1987
Place of BirthHeppenheim, DEU
Weight/Height62 kg / 176 cm
First GPJune 18, 2007
TeamsBMW Sauber, Toro Rosso, Red Bull
Official Website
Championships9 (4 Won)
Grand Prix105 (28 Won)
Fastest Laps 18
Short BIO 

Sebastian Vettel was born in Heppenheim, Germany, in 1987. Under the care of the Red Bull Young Driver Development Program, the German progressed, passing through smaller categories to officially join Toro Rosso in 2007(Red Bull subsidiary), and since 2009 with the core team, alongside Mark Webber.

Vettel started in karting before moving to Formula BMW in 2003, where he took the rookie honors. The next year with little more confidence in him, dominated the championship winning 18 of the 20 races he entered. The next step was European F3 until he was signed by BMW Sauber as a test and reserve driver in 2006.

Throughout Sebastian Vettel’s years he has managed to establish himself amongst the top drivers in the Formula One. After his 2008 Italian Grand Prix victory as youngest driver to win a Formula one Grand Prix, he was shortly asked to replace a retired David Coulthard as a Red Bull Racer. Vettel has been with Red Bull since 2009 and since then he has claimed 29 victories, 29 pole positions and winning three successful world titles. Vettel saw himself extending his Red Bull contract till the end of 2014. With the Formula One Australian Grand Prix fast approaching all major bookmakers are now offering odds for the March 2014 races. With high hopes for Sebastian Vettel will he manage to out beat the others?

His first break came as a consequence of a heavy accident suffered by Robert Kubica (Canada 2007) that forced the latter to miss the next race at Indianapolis. Vettel took the Polish seat, scoring a solid seventh, and finishing the GP in eighth, taking with him a point in the process. That little demonstration encouraged Red Bull to bring him back, and therefore becoming full-time driver for Toro Rosso from the Hungarian Grand Prix and on. His early steps in Formula 1 in the second half of 2007 reflected a bit of an adjustment process; errors, and immaturity were present, but an excellent 4th place in a rainy Chinese GP, just hinted his immense talent.

He earned his first victory in the torrential Italian GP of 2008, providing a clear view of his skills as a driver and raising high the expectations about his potential. Sebastian finished sixth in the overall standings, for which he got promoted to big team.