Sebastian Vettel was born on 3rd July 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany. Sebastian Vettel’s height is measured at 5ft 7in. Aston Martin‘s Formula 1 comeback will be led by the racer who was born and raised to compete. By the time he was just 26 years old, the F1’s poster boy for early success had already surpassed all but two drivers in history in terms of victories, including back-to-back world championships between 2010 and 2013.
The legendary driver has 122 podiums, 4 World Championships and 53 race wins. Which is the current third highest after Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.
Pure pace and of course, his one-finger victory salute are two of Sebastian Vettel’s trademarks. He enjoys taking the lead in the race to the checkered flag, much like his idol Michael Schumacher. Vettel is fiercely competitive, but he also has a funny side and has been known to sing along to the Beatles while having fun. And boy, can he drive a car.
Along with his four world championships, Sebastian Vettel has won more than 50 pole positions and races, placing him statistically ahead of many of the most illustrious drivers in Formula One history. It makes sense then that he has twice been personally chosen to revive some of the Grand Prix’s most illustrious names.
That aim didn’t exactly go as planned once Vettel moved to Maranello as Vettel’s rivalry with Lewis Hamilton grew more intense. Then, youthful Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc, the first driver to outperform him over the course of a season at the Scuderia, became a further thorn in his side.
Sebastian Vettel’s most recent challenge was leading the Aston Martin team. Vettel has already put them on the podium, but if he wanted to consistently impose himself over his opponents and reclaim his status as one of the all-time greats of the sport. We all know that Sebastian had the utmost talent to get his team to the top, but the car’s performance and engine were not up to the mark of competing in the top tier of the field
Early Racing Career
At the age of three, Vettel started karting, and in 1995, at the age of eight, he started competing in kart series. He won several championships, including the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2001, after being admitted into the Red Bull Junior Team in 1998. Derrick Walker gave Vettel the opportunity to test a Reynard Motorsport Champ Car during a two-day private test at the Homestead road course in 2003, the year he was promoted to open-wheel vehicles. With 18 victories from 20 races a year later.
Formula BMW Championship
A year later, he won the 2004 Formula BMW ADAC championship with 18 victories from 20 races.
Formula 3 Euro Series
Vettel competed in the 2005 Formula 3 Euro Series as a driver for ASL Mücke Motorsport. With 63 points, he finished fifth overall and took home the Rookie Cup. Later that year, as a reward for his performance in Formula BMW, he participated in testing for the Williams Formula One team.
Masters of Formula 3
he managed to compete in the 2006 Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort the following weekend, where he finished in sixth place.
Formula Renault 3.5 series
In his first two races at Misano in the 2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, he finished first and second. After an incident in the following round at Spa-Francorchamps, his finger was nearly severed by flying debris, and he was anticipated to miss several weeks of racing.
Vettel won his first race at the Nürburgring while competing in the 2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. When the BMW Sauber Formula One team made him a permanent call-up, he was in the lead in the championship.
Formula 1 career
BMW Sauber (2006 - 2007)
2006,At 19 years and 53 days old, Vettel made history as the youngest Formula One driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend. As of 2007, Vettel will serve as BMW’s test driver. When Kubica was involved in an accident at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix, Vettel was chosen to drive in his place at the 2007 United States Grand Prix. He started in seventh place and placed eighth to become the Formula One driver at the time to earn a point.
Toro Rosso (2007 - 2008)
2007,Since Vettel was already a Red Bull Racing employee, BMW released him in July 2007 so that he could join Red Bull’s Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Vettel, who was 21 years and 74 days old, became the youngest driver in Formula One history to win the wet Italian Grand Prix. He crossed the finish line 12.5 seconds ahead of Kovalainen of McLaren and held the lead for the entirety of the Grand Prix
It would be Toro Rosso’s lone victory as well.
Red Bull Racing (2009 - 2014)
2009 season, Vettel took David Coulthard’s seat at Red Bull Racing, who had retired. He ran second after a great start in Australian. But both were forced to withdraw after a collision with Robert Kubica. finishing in second place overall in the World Drivers’ Championship.
2010, Vettel won his first race in Malaysia and earned the first pole position of the 2010 season at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel trailed Alonso by 15 points and Webber by 7 points heading into the season finale in Abu Dhabi. As Alonso only managed to finish in seventh place, he took the victory from pole to become the youngest World Drivers’ Champion in the history of the sport.
2011, Vettel had a successful 2011 debut, taking first place in China and finishing first in Australia and Malaysia. With his first hat-trick of the year, Vettel dominated and won six of the eight races. He also contributed to Red Bull winning the World Constructors’ Championship for the second time in a row. The record for the most pole positions in a season was broken by Vettel. After he clinched his 15th pole of the year. In 19 races, he finished the year with 15 pole positions, 11 victories, and 17 podium finishes. Stopping at P1.
2012, another year dominated by Vettel with 5 wins. He had a shaky start to his season with only one win in thirteen races. but got back on track with 281 points. Ending another successful season at P1
2013, Sebastian Vettel is the quadruple World Champion. Taking off with a steady start but faced controversy for not following team directions. Vettel became the third driver to win nine races in a row by winning the final nine of the season. In the course of the season, he earned 13 victories and 397 points. Winding up another season at P1
2014, Daniel Ricciardo, who was elevated from Toro Rosso, supplanted Webber as the sport’s leading driver. For the races in Malaysia, Great Britain, and Hungary, Vettel qualified on the front row. He also placed third in Malaysia, Canada, Singapore, and Japan. He ended the year by being the first defending champion since 1998 to go the entire season without winning a race.
Ferrari (2015 - 2020)
2015, Vettel finished third in the Australian Grand Prix to make his Ferrari debut. He then won the Malaysian Grand Prix as a result. Vettel was 42 points adrift of championship leader and Mercedes driver Hamilton at the midpoint of the season. Vettel finished third overall despite having three victories and 13 podium finishes.
2016, Vettel’s involvement in Bahrain came to an end without him making a start since his car broke down on the formation lap following his third-place result at the Australian Grand Prix in 2016. On the opening lap of the Chinese Grand Prix, Vettel and teammate Räikkönen crashed, although both drivers were able to continue. Despite finishing on the podium seven times throughout the season, Vettel failed to claim any victories in 2016. P4 final signature.
2017, his first victory in 18 months in Australia marked the beginning of his third season with Ferrari. Following those races, the early form persisted, with victories in Bahrain and Monaco and second-place finishes in China, Russia, and Spain. Vettel won 50 pole positions in Mexico, making him the fourth driver in Formula One history to do so. season’s end at P2.
2018 started off strong with victories in Bahrain and Australia. Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix for the 50th time in his career and the third time in 2018 to become just the fourth driver to reach that milestone. Vettel won his first-ever podium in Mexico, but Hamilton won the World Drivers’ Championship for a second straight year.
2019, with only one win in the season at Singapore, Vettel and his new teammate Charles Leclerc didn’t expect for the season they had. Despite having eight podiums, Vettel finished at P5 behind his teammate at P4.
2020, due to covid-19 witnessed only seventeen races. Seb didn’t get a single win. He even got only one top five finish in Turkey at P3. With a disastrous final season with Ferrari, he ended up at P13. His teammate ended up at P8.
Aston Martin (2020 - 2021)
2021, Seb signed up with Aston Martin with teammate Lance Stroll. With legacy he has been maintaining in Formula 1, Vettel’s machine was not upto his satisfaction. With just one podium at Azerbaijan. He also got disqualified at Hungarian GP as he failed to provide one litre fuel sample. he ended his season at P12.
2022, his final season in the sport. Similary, like 2021, he finished his season at P12 but this year, without even a single podium and was unable to take part in first two races as he was tested positve for covid-19.
Race of Champions
Alongside Michael Schumacher, Vettel competed for Germany in the 2007 Race of Champions, winning the Nations’ Cup. From 2008 through 2012, he also collaborated with Schumacher, winning the Cup each time.
In the 2015 Race of Champions, Vettel and Nico Hülkenberg were the German representatives. That year, he won the Race of Champions for the first time as an individual. In the Nations Cup, Hülkenberg and Vettel came in second. Vettel finished last in the first round of the individual tournament in 2017, but he went on to win Germany’s first Nations’ Cup with a solo victory.
Vettel and Mick Schumacher competed in the 2019 event, where they placed second in the Nations’ Cup. While he prevailed in the ROC Skills Challenge
Unlike every other driver, Sebastian Vettel names his car every season. This shows his love for the sport and cars. The names of his cars were –
2008 Toro Rosso STR3 – Julie
2009Red Bull RB5 – Kate
2010 Red Bull RB6 – Luscious Liz and Randy Mandy
2011 Red Bull RB7 – Kinky Kylie
2012 Red Bull RB8 – Abbey
2013 Red Bull RB9 – Hungry Heidi
2014 Red Bull RB10 – Suzie
2015 Ferrari SF15-T – Eva
2016 Ferrari SF16-H – Margherita
2017 Ferrari SF70H – Gina
2018 Ferrari SF71H – Loria
2019 Ferrari SF90 – Lina
2020 Ferrari SF1000 – Lucilla
2021 Aston Martin AMR21 – Honey Ryder
Norbert and Heike Vettel were born in West Germany. He has one younger brother, Fabian, who is a racing driver, and two older sisters: Vettel admitted in an interview that he was “terrible” in school, but he passed his Abitur with honors. “The three Michaels” were his childhood idols: Michael Schumacher, Michael Jordan, and Michael Jackson. He stated that he wished to be a singer like Michael Jackson but realized that he lacked the necessary vocal abilities. Vettel, like many other racing drivers, lives in Thurgovia, Switzerland, and is a fan of the German football team Eintracht Frankfurt. Vettel has been described as competitive, private, and impatient.
Sebastian Vettel wife
Sebastian Vettel’s wife and childhood friend is Hanna Prater. According to reports, the couple started dating in 2006 but decided to get married in 2019. Also of them were classmates, and they were both natives of Heppenheim, Germany. The names of the couple’s three children, the most recent of whom they have not yet revealed, have not yet been revealed. Emile and Mathilda are the names of the other two.
According to reports, Hanna Prater worked for S.Oliver and “Look Magazine.” She quit her career after she wed Vettel, and since then, she has been his housewife. There is no formal confirmation that she is a student studying industrial fashion, despite reports to the contrary.
Sebastian Vettel’s net worth is valued at $140 Million US Dollars which made him one of the most wealthy drivers on the grid. His final salary was estimated to be $15 Million US Dollars a year.
Sebastian Vettel has shown an interest in environmental issues as well as other social justice concerns. After the 2021 British Grand Prix, he assisted in cleaning up the parking lot and collaborated with kids in Austria to construct a bee hostel. In addition, Vettel has criticized the way F1 races are organized, contending that to cut down on emissions from travel, races that are close in proximity to one another ought to be conducted on consecutive weekends.
During the weekend of the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, he also hosted an all-female karting competition, and he displayed the pride flag during the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix against opposition. Sebastian Vettel declared his intention to skip the Russian Grand Prix in September if the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2022 went on as scheduled.
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