Sebastian Vettel
Country Germany
Date of Birth 1987-07-03
Age 30 years
Birth Place Heppenheim
Major Teams Ferrari,Red Bull Racing
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

The record breaking continued in 2013. Vettel’s first win of the season was a controversial one at round two in Malaysia, where he defied orders and passed team mate Mark Webber for the lead. But then the floodgates opened and he went on to utterly dominate, winning a total of 13 times - matching Michael Schumacher’s single-season record - including the last nine races on the trot, to secure a fourth consecutive drivers’ crown with three rounds in hand.

Everything changed in 2014, when Vettel failed to win a race and finished a dispirited fifth in the standings. His problems, which threatened to tarnish his reputation, were attributed to problems adapting his driving style to the demands of the new technical regulations. They were compounded by new team Daniel Ricciardo, who by contrast seemed instantly at home with the revised rules, scoring all three of Red Bull’s season wins. The combination was enough to help persuade Vettel that a new challenge was needed - reviving the struggling Ferrari team, where he replaced Fernando Alonso for 2015.