- World Championships
- Australian GP victories
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Heppenheim, Germany
Sebastian Vettel starts his fifth season with Ferrari with a clear mission; win the Drivers’ World Championship for himself and deliver the Constructors’ title to the Maranello stable.
For the last two seasons the brilliant German has faced off with Lewis Hamilton, only to be beaten. After four imperious F1® titles with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, he has fallen one title behind his great rival.
Vettel faces three battles this year. The first is obvious: he needs to beat Hamilton. Secondly, he needs to assert his authority over Charles Leclerc, his rapid new teammate and lastly, he needs to eliminate his own mistakes. Every racing driver is allowed to make one in a season but Vettel has made more than that, and at vital times, and Hamilton’s mistakes are rare.
If Vettel can do all those things, he can win a fifth Formula 1® title, which is exactly what he went to Ferrari to do. And what Ferrari expects.