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Helmet of Sebastian Vettel
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Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel

nationality German age 31 years old born July 3, 1987 hometown Heppenheim height 176 cm (5' 9")

Racing highlights

20172ndFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20153rdFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20131stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20121stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20111stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20101stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20092ndFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20062ndFormula 3 Euro Series
20053rdFormula 3 Macau GP
20041stFormula BMW ADAC
20032ndFormula BMW ADAC

Racing career summary

Races entered310
Wins81
Podiums163
Pole positions77
Fastest laps59
Race win percentage26.1%
Podium percentage52.6%

Karting highlights

20011stEuropean Championship ICA Junior
20013rdSouth Garda Winter Cup ICA Junior
20011stGerman Junior Kart Championship
20011stMonaco Kart Cup - ICA Junior
19993rd29° Torneo Industrie Open - 100 Junior
19981stNRW Cup - Bambini A
19981stDMV Landesmeisterschaft Süd - Bambini A
19971stDMV Bundesmeisterschaft - Bambini B
19971stDMV Landesmeisterschaft Süd - Bambini B
19971stNRW Cup - Bambini B

Driver relations

Brother of Fabian Vettel.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Sebastian Vettel.

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2018Racing18 races5 wins10 podiums5 pole position2 fastest race laps
2017Racing20 races5 wins13 podiums4 pole position5 fastest race laps
2016Racing20 races0 wins7 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
2015Racing19 races3 wins13 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
2014Racing19 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
2013Racing19 races13 wins16 podiums9 pole position7 fastest race laps
2012Racing20 races5 wins10 podiums6 pole position6 fastest race laps
2011Racing19 races11 wins17 podiums15 pole position3 fastest race laps
2010Racing19 races5 wins10 podiums10 pole position3 fastest race laps
2009Racing17 races4 wins8 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
2008Racing18 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2007Racing15 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
2006Racing25 races5 wins11 podiums2 pole position5 fastest race laps
2005Racing23 races0 wins7 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2004Racing20 races18 wins20 podiums14 pole position13 fastest race laps
2003Racing19 races5 wins12 podiums5 pole position4 fastest race laps
2002KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2001KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2000KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1999KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1998KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1997KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Sebastian Vettel

2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd276Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1851052
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari SF71HFerrariPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2018.

2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd317Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2051345
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari SF70HFerrariPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2017.

2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th212Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200703
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Qualifying avg.Race finish avg.+/- avg.Fastest lap average
6.064.06 2100.76% of fastest lap time
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari SF16-HFerrariPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2016.

2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd278Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1931311
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari SF15-TFerrariPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2015.

2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th167Infiniti Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190402
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB10RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2014.

2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st397 Infiniti Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
19131697
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB9RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2013.

2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st281Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2051066
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB8Renault RS27-2012Pirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2012.

2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st392Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
191117153
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB7Renault RS27-2011Pirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2011.

2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st256Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
19510103
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB6Renault RS27-2010Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2010.

2009 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd84Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
174843
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB5Renault RS27Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2009.

2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th35Scuderia Toro Rosso
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
181110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toro Rosso STR2BFerrari 056Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2008.

2007 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Sauber F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th74Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71411
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara FR35 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2007.

2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
15th6BMW Sauber F1 Team, Scuderia Toro Rosso
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW Sauber F1.07
Toro Rosso STR2 (Ferrari)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2007.

2006 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd75ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
204915
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2006.

2006 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Sauber F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th28Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara FR35 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2006.

2006 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
6th0ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Masters of Formula 3 2006.

2006 53rd Polytec Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
23rd0Carlin Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara (Mugen Honda)
Click to show race results for 53rd Polytec Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix 2006.

2005 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th57Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305MercedesKumho
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2005.

2005 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
11th0ASL Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Masters of Formula 3 2005.

2005 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW WilliamsF1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2005 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0ASM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Macau GP 2005.

2005 Formula 3 Spain

PositionPointsTeam
15th8Racing Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Toyota)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Spain 2005.

2004 Formula BMW ADAC

PositionPointsTeam
1st387ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2018201413
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mygale FB02 (BMW K1200RS)
Click to show race results for Formula BMW ADAC 2004.

2003 Formula BMW ADAC

PositionPointsTeam
2nd216Eifelland Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1951254
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW FB02
Click to show race results for Formula BMW ADAC 2003.

2002 German Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th97KSN Official Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2002 European Championship - ICA

PositionPointsTeam
6th0KSN Official Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2001 German Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st197KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2001 European Championship ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st81
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2001 Monaco Kart Cup - ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

2001 12° Trofeo Andrea Margutti - ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0KSN Racing
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2001 South Garda Winter Cup ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0

2000 German Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th0

2000 Green Helmet Trophy Cadets

PositionPointsTeam
7th20

2000 11° Trofeo Andrea Margutti - 100 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
7th0

2000 Monaco Kart Cup - ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0

1999 29° Torneo Industrie Open - 100 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
3rd90

1998 DMV Landesmeisterschaft Süd - Bambini A

PositionPointsTeam
1st0KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1998 NRW Cup - Bambini A

PositionPointsTeam
1st0KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1998 DMV Winterpokal - Cadet and Bambini

PositionPointsTeam
4th0KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1997 NRW Cup - Bambini B

PositionPointsTeam
1st0KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1997 DMV Landesmeisterschaft Süd - Bambini B

PositionPointsTeam
1st113KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1997 DMV Bundesmeisterschaft - Bambini B

PositionPointsTeam
1st0KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart

1997 DMV Goldpokal - Bambini B

PositionPointsTeam
7th18KSN
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart


DriverDB Rating graph

The following graph shows the change in the DriverDB Rating of Sebastian Vettel over time since January 1st 2013. The rolling average of the graph is 10 days.

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