Setting the scene for Austin: Vettel at 100

Setting the scene for Austin: Vettel at 100

Sebastian Vettel could clinch his third world title in his 100th F1 race, back in the country where it all started in 2007. Edd Straw casts his mind back to Vettel's Indianapolis debut

There's a wonderful sense of symmetry to Sebastian Vettel bringing up his century of grand prix starts in the United States. After all, this is where it all started for him with BMW Sauber back in 2007.

That day at Indianapolis, he scored a point on his debut after being drafted in to replace the injured Robert Kubica. It was the start of a journey during which he has progressed from charismatic, fresh-faced youngster to grizzled, multi-world champion veteran by the astonishing age of 25.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just