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Published On: Mon, Jan 2nd, 2012

World Personalities-Sebastian Vettel Formula One World Champion

Sebastian Vettel  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 pole position, and to win a race.

 

Sebastian Vettel ‘s achievements in 2011

With 15 poles, 11 victories and 17 podiums from 19 races; Sebastian Vettel ensured the season 2011 in F1 racing was one of the most one-sided in a long time. He garnered 392 points and during the season, became only the second F1 driver in the history of the sport to have more than 10 wins in a single season. Vettel also won the inaugural India GP.

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