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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 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.
Spanish 12/05 3 4 12 12
Bahrain 21/04 2 1 25 37
Chinese 14/04 9 4 12 49
Malaysian 24/03 1 1 25 74
Australian 17/03 1 3 15 89
Brazilian 25/11 4 6 8 97
United States 18/11 1 2 18 115
Abu Dhabi 04/11 24 3 15 130
Indian 28/10 1 1 25 155
Korean 14/10 2 1 25 180
Japanese 07/10 1 1 25 205
Singapore 23/09 3 1 25 230
Italian 09/09 5 22 0 230
Belgian 02/09 10 2 18 248
Hungarian 29/07 3 4 12 260
German 22/07 2 5 10 270
British 08/07 4 3 15 285
European 24/06 1 21 0 285
Canadian 10/06 1 4 12 297
Monaco 27/05 9 4 12 309
Spanish 13/05 7 6 8 317
Bahrain 22/04 1 1 25 342
Chinese 15/04 11 5 10 352
Malaysian 25/03 5 11 0 352
Australian 18/03 6 2 18 370
Brazilian 27/11 1 2 18 388
Abu Dhabi 13/11 1 24 0 388
Indian 30/10 1 1 25 413
Korean 16/10 2 1 25 438
Japanese 09/10 1 3 15 453
Singapore 25/09 1 1 25 478
Italian 11/09 1 1 25 503
Belgian 28/08 1 1 25 528
Hungarian 31/07 1 2 18 546
German 24/07 3 4 12 558
British 10/07 2 2 18 576
European 26/06 1 1 25 601
Canadian 12/06 1 2 18 619
Monaco 29/05 1 1 25 644
Spanish 22/05 2 1 25 669
Turkish 08/05 1 1 25 694
Chinese 17/04 1 2 18 712
Malaysian 10/04 1 1 25 737
Australian 27/03 1 1 25 762

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