Sebastian Vettel
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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel (German pronunciation: [zeˈbasti̯an ˈfɛtəl]; born 3 July 1987) is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for Red Bull ... More »Sebastian Vettel (German pronunciation: [zeˈbasti̯an ˈfɛtəl]; born 3 July 1987) is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010 and 2011. In his first year driving for Red Bull in 2009, Vettel finished the season as the youngest-ever World Drivers' championship runner-up. He also secured Red Bull's first pole position and race win in the team's history. The following year he went on to become the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers' Championship. In the same year he helped Red Bull win the team's first World Constructors' Championship. He followed up his first championship with a second in 2011, becoming the youngest double as well as youngest consecutive champion. Vettel holds numerous other "youngest" Formula One records, among them: the youngest driver to have taken part in an official practice session of a Grand Prix, to score championship points, to lead a race, to secure... [ Wikipedia ]

Sebastian Vettel Wrong to Ignore Team Orders at 2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Because Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel had enjoyed such staggering levels of domination in winning four consecutive world championships since 2010, we argued that a no-compromise culture had grown within the team. That unwillingness to give an inch cost the team dearly in Melbourne when ...

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F1: Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in Mercedes 1-2 in Bahrain

While, like last season, there is clearly one dominant team -- this time Mercedes -- the introduction of new design rules and the smaller, yet seemingly more powerful turbo engines has added an element that had been lacking when Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull dominated so comprehensively in ...

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BBC Sport Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton pursues hat-trick in Shanghai

Fernando Alonso (2013, 2005), Nico Rosberg (2012), Lewis Hamilton (2011, 2008), Jenson Button (2010), Sebastian Vettel (2009). Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, the circuit shares similarities with the Chinese city's futuristic style. The stand-out feature is the wing that connects ...

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Monday Motorsports: Hamilton Picks Up a Prize, Prematurely

Sebastian Vettel, the defending world champion, dropped to fifth after twice being asked to get out of the way of his faster teammate, Ricciardo. It was Hamilton’s third straight victory in the 2014 season, which is now four races old. He has now closed to within four points of Rosberg ...

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F1's Nico Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, the four-time defending world champion, stayed close to the Mercedes cars in Malaysia, finishing third. But the German said Thursday there's still a big gap between the teams. "They are the favorites going in," he said. "We made some improvements here with ...

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Stefano Domenicali resigns as Ferrari boss

Alonso had to settle for second best to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in 2010 and 2012. New technical rules introduced for Formula One cars this season has left Ferrari uncharacteristically playing catch-up to the likes of Mercedes who have won all three races in 2014. Nico Rosberg started ...

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Red Bull hope to overturn Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix F1 disqualification

"It was an awesome race; it was exciting," said Ricciardo, whose world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel managed just a sixth-place finish. "We got close to the podium, I think within half a second, so I was doing all I could. The car came to me as the race went on and I was happy with ...

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Formula One’s New-Age Hybrids Find Their Footing

Sebastian Vettel, the Formula One champion for the Red Bull team for the past four years, joined a chorus of contempt for the new engines and their subdued exhaust noise. With a low-pitched growl and a turbo’s whistle, the hybrid powertrains lack the adrenaline punch of the screaming ...

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F1 Midweek Report

* Why Sebastian Vettel is struggling this season and struggling to keep up with Daniel Ricciardo. * Whether Ferrari are on the way back after their first podium of the season. * And who, if anyone, will beat the dominant Mercedes W05 this year. And, as always, join in the debate on all ...

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Ferrari back on form in Shanghai practice

Their two drivers took fourth and fifth fastest laps with Daniel Ricciardo narrowly beating out four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel with a time of one minute and 38.811 seconds. Ferrari bosses have pinned their hopes on Mattiacci to rescue a season where the team's two star drivers ...

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Subway 'exploring' Formula One sponsorship

... being a global partner of F1 as well as sponsoring four to six drivers in different teams and using them collectively.” So you could imagine, and it would be quite ground-breaking for F1, a clever advertisement of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel going into a Subway and racing to get there...

F1's Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

" Red Bull also kept up the pace on Friday, with Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. Ricciardo said, however, he believes Mercedes may have been holding back during practice. "We have to see where they are tomorrow. The gap seems a bit too ...

Fuel-stingy Formula One less of a guilty pleasure

Fans worldwide wouldn't tune in for world champion Sebastian Vettel driving a Prius. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone got fabulously rich with the sales pitch of bigger, faster, costlier, noisier equals vroooom. "Rush," director Ron Howard's glorification of 1976 world champion James Hunt has ...

Formula One's Old Masters

The growling engines that Formula One drivers have so vocally missed this season could soon return to the track, but not in the hands of the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Rather, the roaring V10s would appear in a potential masters series, featuring Nigel Mansell and ...

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BBC Sport Lewis Hamilton back to his best, says Mercedes boss Lowe

He chose to leave the team that had nurtured him since the age of 13 for the 2013 season, but could only finish fourth at Mercedes, 208 points adrift of Red Bull's champion Sebastian Vettel. This season, however, Hamilton has taken advantage of a revamped car to win in Malaysia and ...

Former FIA President Max Mosley has described F1's noise debate as 'nonsense'

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone - a long-time opponent of the changes - has also spoken out while World Champion Sebastian Vettel described the engine noise as "sh*t" at the Malaysian GP. Todt met with Ecclestone and Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo - who has lamented the "music" made ...

Infiniti Says The Q50 Eau Rouge Isn't Planned For Production Yet

There is also at least one lightly disguised GT-R powered mule running around that has been driven by Infiniti's "Director of Performance" Sebastian Vettel. They put Vettel in the car, a very serious businessman. And they made a promo for it. It's rare that a car company will ...

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Hamilton Takes Pole at Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was about 0.6 seconds off the pace in second place, with teammate Sebastian Vettel qualifying third. The steady light rain and slippery track raised the prospect of rival teams challenging Mercedes, but Hamilton was well clear of the Red Bulls, although ...

Infiniti Donates $1,049,000 to Winners of Coaches Charity Challenge and Bracket Challenge

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance. More information about ...

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'Hamilton back to his brilliant best'

His first season at the Brackley outfist was somewhat disappointing, finishing 208 points behind winner Sebastian Vettel in fourth position. Hamilton started this season in fine form, though, starting on pole position at the season-opener in Australia before winning the next two races in ...

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