F1 Career Stories – Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel began his F1 career with BMW Sauber in 2007 as a replacement for the injured Robert Kubica, when he became the youngest ever points scorer. Later that season, he secured a full time drive with Toro Rosso from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards. Little did he know at that time, he would go on to dominate the world of Formula 1.

Sebastian’s first full season in F1 was in 2008 with Toro Rosso, where after an unreliable start to the season, he stunned everyone by winning the team’s home race in Monza, Italy. He lead the race from pole to the chequered flag and this was the beginning of his successful career.

In 2009, he moved in to the Red Bull team to replace retired David Coulthard. At Red Bull, he was presented with a car capable of winning races and a car that also finished second in the championship, with Sebastian winning four races along the way.

2010, and Sebastian’s first world title. He had won four races going into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. There, he won the race from pole position where he saw his nearest rivals, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and his team-mate make bad decisions on strategy which left them in seventh and eighth places respectively and left Sebastian there to seal his first title.

2011 and Sebastian’s second world title. He had dominated the start of the season, winning six out of the first eight races and he finished second in the two races that he didn’t win in China and Canada. Then he suffered some-what of a mid-season slump where he finished second in the British Grand Prix, fourth at the German grand prix and second again in the Hungarian grand prix. However we were all wrong to doubt his form as he stormed to win the next three races, before taking a third place in Japan to seal the title. Korea, one week later saw the celebrations continue as he won the race comfortably and confirmed his dominance of the World of Formula 1, as the youngest ever back-to-back world champion.

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