2007: SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Model produced by: Minichamps (Paul’s Model Art) 

Year: 2007
Driver: Sebastian Vettel (Germany)
Team: BMW Sauber
Car: BMW Sauber F1.07

Vettel became BMW Sauber third driver at the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix, when former incumbent Robert Kubica was called up to replace Jacques Villeneuve for the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. On his testing debut, Vettel set the fastest time in the second Friday Free Practice before the race. In his second testing session in the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, he set the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions.

Vettel was confirmed as BMW’s test driver for 2007. Following the serious crash of regular BMW driver Robert Kubica at the Canadian Grand Prix, Vettel substituted for him at the United States Grand Prix. He started his first ever F1 race in seventh position on the grid, finishing in eighth position to take his first World Championship point and at that time became the youngest driver ever to score a point in Formula One at the age of 19 years and 349 days (his record was later broken by Max Verstappen who was only aged 17 years and 180 days when he finished 7th at 2015 Malasian Grand Prix). A couple of weeks later BMW released Vettel to join Red Bull’s Scuderia Toro Rosso team where he soon impressed F1 world with solid performances. (Source: Wikipedia)

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