The German has been supported by Red Bull since 1998 and is a graduate of the Red Bull Junior Team. After spells in Formula Three and Formula BMW, Vettel made his Formula One debut in 2007, standing in for an injured Robert Kubica at BMW Sauber, before securing a full-time Toro Rosso race seat later that season.
During his first full season with Toro Rosso in 2008 he became the sport's youngest winner with a stunning victory at the Italian Grand Prix. The following year he switched to Red Bull's 'senior' RBR team for 2009. He took four wins that year to finish second in the drivers’ championship, before taking the title in 2010.
Vettel will once again team up with Australian driver Mark Webber in Red Bull's line-up for the 2011 season.