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GP Week : Issue 135
IN order to become the youngest back- to-back world champion in Formula One history, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel needs to bring home one point from the next five races – assuming Jenson Button doesn’t win them all! Vettel’s career has been record- breaking from the outset. During practice for the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, the 19-year-old (and 53 days) became the youngest person to drive at a grand prix meeting. On the same day, he became the youngest driver to set a fastest time in an official practice session. At the 2007 US Grand Prix, Vettel became the youngest points-scorer in Formula One at the ripe old age of 19 years and 349 days. Three months later in Japan, aged 20 and 89 days, Vettel became the youngest driver to have led a grand prix for at least one lap. In Monza, at the rain-soaked 2008 Italian Grand Prix, the then-Toro Rosso driver became the youngest race winner and youngest podium finisher all on the same day. The day before, aged 21 years and 72 days, he had become Formula One’s youngest pole-sitter. The 2010 Formula One season saw Vettel crowned the youngest World Drivers’ Champion. One year earlier, he was the youngest runner-up to a WDC title. If Vettel manages the inevitable at Suzuka in two weeks’ time, he will dethrone Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, currently the youngest back-to-back champion in F1 history. Just a point to go ... 30