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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Germany36
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
1987070346
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
115
RACESCAREER POINTS
1011054
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
263

driver profile

S.Vettel
Sebastian Vettel was crowned the youngest double world champion after he dominated the 2011 season successfully defending his crown in a performance more convincing than that in the preceding year. The German is no stranger to breaking records in Formula 1 ever since he stepped into the sport as the youngest driver to take part in a race weekend at the 2006 Turkish GP when he got into the cockpit of a BMW-Sauber in a practice session. On his first racing opportunity he did enough to grab attention after he became the youngest driver to score a point when he finished eighth in the US Grand Prix in the following year. His talent pushed him for a race seat at Toro Rosso late in 2007, owing to his ties to Red Bull, and in 2008 announced his arrival after grabbing pole position and winning the Italian Grand Prix, which meant that he was the youngest to grab the coveting starting grid and also emerge victorious in an F1 race. It was obvious that Red Bull placed Vettel in its team for 2009 where he opened the Milton Keynes-based team's wins tally in F1 and propelled himself to second in the drivers' championship following more victories. In 2010, in a year laced with reliability issues and a strong challenge from his rivals, Vettel clinched his first title at the season-ending race, trumping the opposition at Abu Dhabi. He went better still in 2011 utterly trouncing the field, breaking the record for most poles in a season and leading the most laps in a year in F1 history. Born in 1987, Vettel still has a long path ahead of him in the sport and it would be no surprise that he emulates a certain compatriot who holds seven titles to his name.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 2 1 25 25
British 30/06 3 21 0 25
Canadian 09/06 1 1 25 50
Monaco 26/05 3 2 18 68
Spanish 12/05 3 4 12 80
Bahrain 21/04 2 1 25 105
Chinese 14/04 9 4 12 117
Malaysian 24/03 1 1 25 142
Australian 17/03 1 3 15 157
Brazilian 25/11 4 6 8 165
United States 18/11 1 2 18 183
Abu Dhabi 04/11 24 3 15 198
Indian 28/10 1 1 25 223
Korean 14/10 2 1 25 248
Japanese 07/10 1 1 25 273
Singapore 23/09 3 1 25 298
Italian 09/09 5 22 0 298
Belgian 02/09 10 2 18 316
Hungarian 29/07 3 4 12 328
German 22/07 2 5 10 338
British 08/07 4 3 15 353
European 24/06 1 21 0 353
Canadian 10/06 1 4 12 365
Monaco 27/05 9 4 12 377
Spanish 13/05 7 6 8 385
Bahrain 22/04 1 1 25 410
Chinese 15/04 11 5 10 420
Malaysian 25/03 5 11 0 420
Australian 18/03 6 2 18 438
Brazilian 27/11 1 2 18 456
Abu Dhabi 13/11 1 24 0 456
Indian 30/10 1 1 25 481
Korean 16/10 2 1 25 506
Japanese 09/10 1 3 15 521
Singapore 25/09 1 1 25 546
Italian 11/09 1 1 25 571
Belgian 28/08 1 1 25 596
Hungarian 31/07 1 2 18 614
German 24/07 3 4 12 626
British 10/07 2 2 18 644
European 26/06 1 1 25 669
Canadian 12/06 1 2 18 687
Monaco 29/05 1 1 25 712
Spanish 22/05 2 1 25 737
Turkish 08/05 1 1 25 762
Chinese 17/04 1 2 18 780
Malaysian 10/04 1 1 25 805
Australian 27/03 1 1 25 830

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