Born on the 3rd of July 1987, in Heppenheim, West Germany, Sebastian Vettel began karting at the age of only three, and then started racing in 1995.
The young German won several karting titles, which confirmed his talent and huge potential, giving him the possibility to graduate to single-seaters in 2003, by competing in the German Formula BMW series, where he continued to impress and won the Championship title in 2004. His performance in the Formula 3 Euroseries and the World Series by Renault convinced the Toro Rosso team to give him a chance in Formula 1 and Sebastian became the youngest ever Formula 1 winner in 2008, after the Italian Grand Prix.
Vettel moved to Red Bull Racing in 2009, where during six year he won four titles and became one of the most dominant drivers, with 38 wins during this period. In 2015 Sebastian joined Scuderia Ferrari, replacing Fernando Alonso and made his Ferrari debut with a solid third place in the Australian Grand Prix after he overtook Felipe Massa (Williams) for the podium position during the pit stop window. The 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix, which was held on 29 March 2015 at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the first time Sebastian Vettel won for Scuderia Ferrari, finishing ahead of the two Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The win in Malaysia remains a special moment for both the Italian team and the German driver, who managed two more wins during the 2015 season, in the Hungarian Grand Prix, after an amazing start from third on the grid, passing both Mercedes cars and retaining first place until the end of the Hungaroring race. Sebastian Vettel later managed his first Scuderia Ferrari pole at the Singapore Grand Prix, which was the first pole position for the Italian team in three seasons. The German driver won the race ahead of Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull Racing-Renault and his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen.
2016 started out as a season of great hopes for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, yet the SF16-H’s performance issues did not help the four-time Formula One World Champion, who only managed to reach the podium seven times, but without any wins to his name. At the start of the 2017 season, Sebastian Vettel’s statistics for Scuderia Ferrari include 39 races, with three wins, one pole position, 20 podium finishes, for a total of 490 points.