Still Formula One’s youngest ever world champion at just 23 years old, by 26 he had won more than all but two drivers with four championships. Nicknamed as “Baby Schumi”, in the early days his trademark was pure pace, Vettel and the Red Bull between 2010 and 2013 was an unstoppable partnership - his 15 pole positions during 2011 remains the most ever in a season.
However the arrival of new regulations in 2014 presented its challenges. He struggled in his final season with Red Bull before securing a childhood dream move to Ferrari in 2015 which intensified his fight with Lewis Hamilton.
The pair went head-to-head for the 2017 and ‘18 title before Hamilton just narrowly beat him, but now it is Leclerc that gives Vettel his biggest challenge. The four-time world champion struggled with the arrival of his young, hotshot team-mate but maybe 2020 will be the resurgence of Vettel as he continues to fight for that fifth world title.