Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One. He won championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and became Formula One World Champion with Red Bull Racing. He is one of the most successful Formula One drivers and one of just 4 drivers who have won more than 4 drivers’ titles. He remained Formula One driver and contracted with Scuderia Ferrari until the end of 2017. In his driving for the first year for Red Bull in the year 2009, Vettel has finished the season as the youngest runner-up in World Drivers’ Championship. He became the youngest driver in the following year to win World Drivers’ Championship when he was 23.
He also helped Red Bull to win the first World Constructors’ Championship of the team. With three more titles, he followed up with his first championship and became the youngest triple, double and quadruple world champion in F1. In the final round, they decided the 2010 and 2012 titles. Vettlel dominated the seasons in 2011 and 2013 seasons and wrapped up the titles in advance. He left Red Bull Racing and finished his long-term contract after 2014 and signed association with Ferrari for the year 2015. His long term achievements led him to become one of the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Sebastian Vettel
Date of Birth: 3 July, 1987
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Formula One Racing Driver
Net Worth: $55 million
Source of Income: Formula One Racing, Endorsements
Hobbies: Football, Music, Running, Swimming, Mountain biking, Cycling and Motorsport
At 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, Vettel became third driver for BMW Sauber and he recorded the fastest lap in Friday Free Practice before starting the race on his testing debut. He exceeded the pitlane speed limit to the track and collected his first fine. He was also the youngest F1 driver who participated in Grand Prix weekend at the age of 19 years. In Italian Grand Prix 2006 in his second testing session, he recorded race weekend where all BMW cars were fastest, along with the fastest lap in both sessions of Friday practice.
In 2007, he became the test driver for BMW. After the severe crash of Kubica (regular BMW driver) at the Canadian Grand Prix, Vettel contributed at the US Grand Prix for him. On the grid, he started in 7th position and finished at 8th to grab his first World Championship and become the youngest ever driver who scored a Championship point in F1 as well as the richest sportsman in the world.
Sebastian Vettel was born on July 3, 1987 in Heppenheim, previously West Germany, to Heike and Norbert Vettel. He has two elder sisters – Stefanie, a physiotherapist who treats disabled children, and Melanie, a dental technician, and a younger brother Fabian. The three Michaels were his childhood heroes – Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Michael Schumacher. He was inspired with the singing of Michael Jackson but couldn’t become a singer because of his voice. He describes himself as private, competitive and impatient. He was in a relationship with his childhood friend, Hanna Prater. Vettel became father in January 2014 for the first time with a daughter. He became father again in September 2015 with his second daughter.