Team Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Nationality German
Date of Birth 03 Jul 1987
F1 Debut United States (Indianapolis), 2007 with BMW Sauber
F1 Team BMW Sauber • Scuderia Toro Rosso • Red Bull Racing

Sebastian Vettel

In Singapore

“I think it’s one of the toughest races of the year to be honest, so to win is an amazing moment and you feel you deserve the champagne! It's spectacular seeing the cars so close at night, seeing them right in front of you in the middle of the city. Around the race there are a lot of concerts going on. The attraction is huge.”

Vettel in Singapore:

2008 Toro Rosso: qualified 7th, finished 5th
2009 Red Bull: qualified 2nd, finished 4th
2010 Red Bull: qualified 2nd, finished 2nd
2011 Red Bull: qualified on pole, won the race
2012 Red Bull: qualified 3rd, won the race
2013 Red Bull: qualified on pole, won the race

Can He Make It Five?

Bedevilled by reliability issues which meant restricted track-time in pre-season testing, Red Bull can be thought to have started the 2014 season on the back foot. However Vettel’s record demonstrates that even after a slow start to a season Vettel has the ability to fight back. Last year he scored a record 13 wins, including a record nine in succession in the final races of the season, to match Michael Schumacher’s record 13-race tally, set back in 2004.  

His fourth successive title has already moved him ahead of some of the sport’s legends. Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna are all ‘mere’ triple world champions. 

Vettel now matches four-times champion Prost and only seven-times champion Michael Schumacher and five-times title holder Juan-Manuel Fangio have won more crowns. Vettel is already the sport's youngest quadruple World Champion. It is hard to bet against him matching Fangio’s five.