As one of the fastest drivers on the grid, Vettel has seen a lot of success in Red Bull. In 2011 he became the youngest double World Champion and – with 4 titles to his name – is one of the most successful drivers of all time.
Beginning racing Karts at the age of eight, he won the German Karting Championship and World Karting Championship at the age of 14. Finishing second in the German Formula BMW in 2003, he went on the win the series in 2004; with 18 wins out of 20 races he received 387 points from a possible 400. He moved to European F3 in 2005 and finished fifth overall and became top rookie. He became the BMW Sauber test driver for 2006.
In 2007, when Kubica was injured in the Canadian Grand Prix, Vettel stepped in for him at the US Grand Prix. He qualified 7th and finished the race in 8th place. After the European Grand Prix, Toro Rosso dropped Scott Speed and instead gave Vettel a drive until the end of the season. With a bad start to the 2008 season, he soon began to prove himself as a very good driver. After claiming a pole position and winning in Italy for Toro Rosso, Vettel moved to Red Bull in 2009.
Winning 4 races in 2009, he missed out on the title to Jenson Button. Vettel went on to dominate the next 4 seasons. In 2010 he won five races and won the Championship in the final race of the season. 2011 saw him completely dominate, winning 11 out of 19 races and become the youngest double World Champion. 2012 was a tougher season but he beat Alonso to the Championship in the final race of the season in which he was hit on the first lap. He drove a damaged car and finished 6th, just enough to claim the title. Vettel won the 2013 championship with 9 consecutive wins and 13 wins, matching Schumacher’s record for most wins in a season.
2014 was Vettel’s worst season, beaten by his teammate Ricciardo in the Championship and failing to win a single race.