Sebastian Vettel's career in photos

Sports | | October 16, 2012, 3:43 pm
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After joining Toro Rosso in 2007 Vettel finished a career-best fourth at the Chinese Grand Prix collecting five championship points, making it both his and Toro Rosso's best race result.

After joining Toro Rosso in 2007 Vettel finished a career-best fourth at the Chinese Grand Prix collecting five championship points, making it both his and Toro Rosso's best race result.

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At the age of 21 years and 74 days, Vettel became the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix, at Italian GP he broke the record set by Fernando Alonso.

At the age of 21 years and 74 days, Vettel became the youngest driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix, at Italian GP he broke the record set by Fernando Alonso.

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At the start of the 2009 season, Vettel replaced the retired David Coulthard at Red Bull and began strongly at the Australian GP, qualifying third and running in second for the majority of the race.

At the start of the 2009 season, Vettel replaced the retired David Coulthard at Red Bull and began strongly at the Australian GP, qualifying third and running in second for the majority of the race.

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Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the inaugral edition of Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the inaugral edition of Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit.

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Vettel of Germany wearing a false moustache as he celebrates breaking Nigel Mansells record after securing pole position for the fifteenth time at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel of Germany wearing a false moustache as he celebrates breaking Nigel Mansells record after securing pole position for the fifteenth time at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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FIA Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel and FIA World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb pose with their trophies during the 2011 FIA Prize Giving Gala Ceremony on December 9, 2011 in Gurgaon, India.

FIA Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel and FIA World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb pose with their trophies during the 2011 FIA Prize Giving Gala Ceremony on December 9, 2011 in Gurgaon, India.

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Vettel qualified in pole position for the first time in 2012 at the Bahrain Grand Prix,and also got his first victory of the season.

Vettel qualified in pole position for the first time in 2012 at the Bahrain Grand Prix,and also got his first victory of the season.

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After winning the Korean GP in 2012, Vettel has surpassed Fernando Alonso in the drivers standing, and the road to championship is wide open with four races remaining in the season.

After winning the Korean GP in 2012, Vettel has surpassed Fernando Alonso in the drivers standing, and the road to championship is wide open with four races remaining in the season.

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Sebastian Vettel started his F1 carrer with BMW Sauber at 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, where Vettel set the fastest time in the free practice before the race.

Sebastian Vettel started his F1 carrer with BMW Sauber at 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, where Vettel set the fastest time in the free practice before the race.