Sebastian Vettel born on 3 July 1987 is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
In his first year driving for Red Bull in 2009, Vettel finished the season as the youngest-ever World Drivers’ championship runner-up. The following year he went on to become the youngest driver ever to win the World Drivers’ Championship. In the same year he helped Red Bull win the team’s first World Constructors’ Championship. He followed up his first championship with a second in 2011, becoming the youngest double world champion. Vettel won the 2012 F1 World Championship, becoming the youngest triple champion in the history of the sport.
In 2009, Sebastian Vettel was awarded the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, for achievements in the 2008 season. In 2010, he was voted German Sportspersonality of the Year (Sportler des Jahres). In the same year, he won the International Racing Driver category at the annual Autosport Awards, and has since won this award for three successive years.
In January 2012, Vettel was honoured with the illustrious Grands Prix de l’Academie des Sports 2011 for being the “Double consecutive F1 World Champion at the age of twenty four — winner of eleven Grands Prix out of nineteen”, and in the following month, he was further honoured with the highest sports award in Germany, the Silberne Lorbeerblatt – Silver Laurel Leaf – in recognition of his multiple world titles and his exemplary character.