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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 ]

Hamilton Again Beats Rosberg as Mercedes Rules in Bahrain

But if Mercedes has proved its unquestioned domination so far, it was a continued pain for the team and man who had dominated the last four seasons as Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull ran into one problem after another. As did his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo. “Sebastian, let ...

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F1: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to Bahrain pole

Formula One has been criticized for becoming boring in recent years due to Sebastian Vettel's all-conquering Red Bull, but this season the Mercedes team has taken center stage following a raft of new rule changes. While Vettel failed to make the final session on Saturday -- the ...

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BBC Sport Lewis Hamilton's Bahrain win was one of Mercedes driver's 'finest'

He showed great self-assurance when he was behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, and going faster than the German, to get on the radio and say: "Guys, we have to make a decision about what we're doing here. " Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo's impressive start to the season continued as he came ...

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Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton expect conflict in F1 season

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel was the closest challenger to the Mercedes cars in Malaysia, and with the team rapidly improving after a wretched preseason of serial engine failures, the defending four-time world champion again looms as the main threat this weekend, but he still felt ...

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Fernando Alonso: The family ties that bind Ferrari's F1 star

" Despite not tallying a single point in 2001, Alonso caught the eye and soon moved to Renault, where in 2005 at the age of 24 he became F1's youngest world champion -- a record since beaten by Lewis Hamilton and reigning titleholder Sebastian Vettel. "When you're world champion, there ...

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F1 Mercedes drivers fastest in Bahrain GP practice

Four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was 10th, 1.8 seconds off the pace, with the Renault-powered team a long way behind Mercedes in straight-line speed. Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg was fourth fastest, while McLaren driver Jenson Button and Kevin ...

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Mercedes set for hat trick of F1 wins at Bahrain

Chief among those rivals is Red Bull ace Sebastian Vettel, who was third in Malaysia but worryingly for the team, he had higher fuel consumption rates than the Mercedes pair just trying to keep up, and that compromised his capacity to challenge at least Rosberg in front of him. Beyond ...

Ranking Eight F1 Drivers Having a Worse 2014 Season Than Last Year

As it turned out, that was merely the prelude to a run of four podium finishes in the final six races of last season, when he emerged as the only real threat to the dominance of Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel. Lotus’ significant drop in form in 2014 has cruelly robbed Grosjean of a chance ...

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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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Hamilton and Rosberg fastest in Bahrain practice

Daniel Ricciardo and reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel finishing 14th and 10th respectively in the first practice before recovering to fourth and seventh under the floodlights in session two. Williams continued their 2014 resurgence with Felipe Massa fifth fastest ahead of ...

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When I started out I was an ugly b******, but now I am fitter than ever, says Jenson Button on eve o...

The moment of magic came on the final lap when he forced Sebastian Vettel into a rare error and snatched glory at the death. ...

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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...

Speed skier Simone Origone targets new world record

Origone's younger brother Ivan (r) posing alongside Red Bull Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel in 2009. The 27-year-old is sponsored by the Austrian energy drink brand and is one of the world's finest speed skiers, setting a junior record of 250.7 km/h (155.7 mph) in 2006. ...

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