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SEBASTIAN VETTEL

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Sebastian Vettel

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F1's youngest points scorer, F1 youngest race winner and a championship contender in his second full season. Success has come quickly to Sebastian Vettel, whose youthful, enthusiastic personality belies a steely, focused will to win.

His maiden victory in torrential conditions in Monza behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso marked him out as F1's latest rainmeister and made the whole paddock sit up and take notice.

But there were still some who doubted his outright credentials as a megastar. These were dispelled in emphatic fashion at Red Bull this year. He trounced team-mate Mark Webber 15:2 in qualifying and his wins at Silverstone and Suzuka were the work of a world-class talent.

Given his nationality comparisons with Michael Schumacher are inevitable. The fact these are proving to be justified is as high as praise comes.

Sebastian Vettel

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STATISTICS

Born3 Jul 1987
Age29
Active years2006 - 2017
Champion2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Presences193
Starts185
Wins45
Podiums92
Poles47
Front row76
Fastest laps28
Races led83

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