Team Scuderia Ferrari
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

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
2014 Red Bull: qualified 4th, finished 2nd

A new chapter at Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel dominance at the start of the 2010s echoed that of his countryman Michael Schumacher’s performance in the early 2000s. The German won four successive world titles from 2010 to 2014.

That success 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 and in 2013 he scored a record 13 wins, including a record nine in succession in the final races of the season, to match Schumacher’s record 13-race tally, set back in 2004.  

After years of success with Red Bull, Vettel follows in Schumacher’s footsteps once more in signing for Ferrari and attempting to turn the team’s fortunes around after one of their worst seasons in decades.

It comes on the back of his first winless season in the sport, where he was also outperformed by his younger and more inexperienced team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. While Ricciardo won three races, Vettel could only manage a best finish of second, with three other podiums to finish fifth in the drivers’ standings, his worst finish since 2008. Can he turn his and Ferrari’s fortunes round in 2015? It’ll certainly be exciting to watch him try.