Sebastian Vettel was born on 3rd July 1987 at Heppenheim, Germany. He began karting for fun in 1991, aged just three and in 1995 he tried his hand at racing for the first time. Vettel won a raft of karting titles, including the German Junior Karting Championship, the Monaco Kart Cup and the European Junior Karting Championship. In 2003, he made his single-seater debut in the German Formula BMW championship, finishing second, before winning the title the next year. In 2005, he came fifth in the Formula 3 Euroseries and had his first taste of a Formula 1 car when he was given a test by Williams. In 2006, he finished second in the Formula 3 Euroseries and was taken on by BMW Sauber as a test driver. That year he also raced in the World Series by Renault, until he replaced Scott Speed at Toro Rosso-Ferrari after the European GP. He stayed with the Italian team for 2008, taking his first win in the Italian Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever Formula 1 winner. He was eighth in the championship and was rewarded with a seat at Red Bull Racing. In 2009, he won in Shanghai, Silverstone and Suzuka, finishing second in the Drivers’ World Championship. In 2010, Vettel became the youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion. The following year, he was the dominant force, winning eleven races and taking the title for a second time, with four races still to go in the championship. 2012 and 2013 brought his third and fourth titles, while in 2014, he finished fifth. He joined Scuderia Ferrari in 2015, finishing third that year and fifth in 2016. In 2017 and 2018, he was runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship, with 5 wins in both years, scoring 317 and 320 points respectively.