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Sebastian Vettel (born 3 July 1987[1] (age 31)) is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

In his first year driving for Red Bull in 2009, Vettel finished the season as the youngest-ever World Drivers' championship runner-up. The following year he went on to become the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers' Championship. In the same year he helped Red Bull win the team's first World Constructors' Championship. He followed up his first championship with a second in 2011, becoming the youngest double world champion. Vettel won the 2012 F1 World Championship, becoming the youngest triple champion in the history of the sport. Vettel then won the 2013 F1 World Championship, becoming the youngest quadruple champion in the history of the sport.

Vettel holds numerous other "youngest" Formula One records, among them: the youngest driver to have taken part in an official practice session of a Grand Prix, to score championship points, to lead a race, to secure pole position, and to win a race. He is also currently 3rd in the overall tally of pole positions behind fellow German Michael Schumacher and 3-time world champion Ayrton Senna.

Formula One statisticsEdit

This page is accurate up to the 2013 Indian Grand Prix .

Races 117 (117 starts)
Championships 4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wins 36
Podiums 59
Points 1,376
Poles 43
Fastest laps 21
First race 2007 United States Grand Prix
First win 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Last win 2013 Indian Grand Prix
Last race 2013 Indian Grand Prix
Last season 2012
Last position 1st (281 pts)

Formula One recordsEdit

Currently heldEdit

Absolute recordsEdit

Record Number Achieved
Pole positions at most different Grand Prix 20[N 1] 2012 United States Grand Prix
Most consecutive Grand Slams 2[N 2] 2013 Singapore Grand Prix & 2013 Korean Grand Prix
Most consecutive top two results, in both qualifying and race 11 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix2011 British Grand Prix
Shortest time elapsed before gaining a penalty 9 seconds 2006 Turkish Grand Prix (25 August 2006) (9 seconds into his career, for speeding in the pit lane)[2]

Season recordsEdit

Record Number Achieved
Most championship points earned in a season 392 2011
Most podium finishes in a season 17[N 3] 2011
Most starts from front row in a season 18 2011
Most pole positions in a season 15 2011
Most laps led in a season 739 2011
Most wins from pole position in a season 9[N 4] 2011
World Champion having been championship leader for most races in the season 19 races 2011
Most points between first and second in the World Championship between Sebastian Vettel (392 pts.) and Jenson Button (270 pts.). 2011
Most consecutive top two results, in both qualifying and race, from the start of the season 9 2011 Australian Grand Prix2011 British Grand Prix
Most consecutive top two finishes from the start of the season 9[N 5] Australia 2011Great Britain 2011

'Youngest' recordsEdit

Record Number Achieved
Youngest driver to drive at a Grand Prix meeting 19 years, 53 days 2006 Turkish Grand Prix (25 August 2006)
Youngest driver to set fastest time in an official Grand Prix session
Youngest driver to score points in Formula One 19 years, 349 days 2007 United States Grand Prix (17 June 2007)
Youngest race leader in Formula One, for at least one lap 20 years, 89 days 2007 Japanese Grand Prix (30 September 2007)
Youngest Grand Prix pole position winner 21 years, 72 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix (13 September 2008)
Youngest driver to score a podium position in Formula One 21 years, 73 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix (14 September 2008)
Youngest Grand Prix winner
Youngest driver to score a double (pole position and race win)
Youngest driver to score a triple (pole position, race win, and fastest lap) 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix (21 June 2009)
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)
Youngest Grand Prix winner for 2 different teams 21 years, 287 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso, 2009 Chinese Grand Prix for Red Bull
Youngest Grand Prix winner at the same Grand Prix on 2 occasions 23 years, 98 days Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 2009 and 2010
Youngest World Drivers' Championship runner-up 22 years, 121 days 2009 season (1 November 2009)
Youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion 23 years, 135 days 2010 season (14 November 2010)
Youngest double World Champion 24 years, 98 days (2010, 2011)
Youngest triple World Champion 25 years, 145 days {2010, 2011, 2012
Youngest quadruple World Champion 26 years, 117 days {2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Currently part ofEdit

Record Number Shared with Achieved
Youngest average age of podium finishers 23 years, 350 days Sebastian Vettel, Heikki Kovalainen, Robert Kubica 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Youngest average age of front row starters 23 years, 102 days Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hülkenberg 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
Most championship leader changes in a season 10 times Fernando Alonso,
Felipe Massa,
Jenson Button,
Mark Webber,
Lewis Hamilton,
Mark Webber,
Lewis Hamilton,
Mark Webber,
Fernando Alonso,
Sebastian Vettel
2010
Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season 4 drivers Fernando Alonso,
Mark Webber,
Sebastian Vettel,
Lewis Hamilton
2010
Most World Champions competing in a season 6 champions Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011),
Jenson Button (2009),
Lewis Hamilton (2008),
Kimi Räikkönen (2007),
Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006),
Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
2012
Most different race winners in consecutive races from first race of the season 7 Jenson Button (2012 Australian Grand Prix),
Fernando Alonso (2012 Malaysian Grand Prix),
Nico Rosberg (2012 Chinese Grand Prix),
Sebastian Vettel (2012 Bahrain Grand Prix),
Pastor Maldonado (2012 Spanish Grand Prix),
Mark Webber (2012 Monaco Grand Prix),
Lewis Hamilton (2012 Canadian Grand Prix)
2012
Race with most World Champions finishing in the first positions top 5 Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
Michael Schumacher.

Fernando Alonso
Kimi Räikkönen
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button.

2011 Italian Grand Prix





2013 Chinese Grand Prix

WikipediaEdit

Sebastian Vettel's driver page on Wikipedia

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes

  1. Record shared with Alain Prost
  2. Record shared with Alberto Ascari (1952) & Jim Clark (1963).
  3. Record shared with Michael Schumacher although Schumacher did so with fewer total races in the season (2002).
  4. Record shared with Nigel Mansell although Mansell did so with fewer total races in the season (1992).
  5. Record shared with Fernando Alonso (Bahrain 2006Canada 2006).

References