Happy Birthday Sebastian Vettel!!!
Sebastian Vettel born 3 July 1987 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, and 2012.
Sebastian Vettel made his F1 race debut at Indianapolis in 2007, substituting for the injured Robert Kubica. It was his only race start for BMW. He Qualified 7th & finished 8th in the race.
Vettel won his first ever F1 GP with Toro Rosso at Monza in 2008 from pole position & became the youngest driver to win a Formula One race Sunday when the 21-year-old German captured the Italian Grand Prix on a wet Monza course that made for difficult driving. (Top Left)
Sebastian Vettel officially became the 2010 Formula 1 world champion, when he was presented with the championship trophy by FIA president Jean Todt at the governing body’;s annual prize giving gala in Monaco. (Top Centre)
In 2009, Sebastian Vettel was awarded the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, for achievements in the 2008 season. (Top Right)
2010 New Delhi, India, was the host & venue for this year’s FIA Prize Giving Gala. The 2011 FIA Formula One World Champion collected the coveted trophy from FIA President, Jean Todt. (Left)
Sebastian Vettel with his idol and most successful Formula 1 driver ever Michael Schumacher (Centre)
Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel received his 2012 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship trophy at the FIA Prize Giving Gala held in Istanbul, Turkey (Right)
29 race wins from 109 Races. 51 podiums & 39 pole positions till date.
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 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, his idol and most successful Formula 1 driver ever Michael Schumacher, and 3-time world champion Ayrton Senna.