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In the rain of Monza, Vettel steers the Toro Rosso to his first pole position in 2008 and also wins the race sensationally. © Felix Heyder/dpa

Sebastian Vettel’s great Formula 1 career ends. His almost 300 races contain excitement, drama and moments of happiness.

Abu Dhabi – Sebastian Vettel resigns. The man from Heppenheim made his Formula 1 debut at the US Grand Prix on June 17, 2007. The 35-year-old will contest his last Grand Prix on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. In between are 53 wins, 57 pole positions and four world championship titles. Formula 1 highlights of a great career.

1st race:

As a representative of Robert Kubica, Vettel scored a championship point in 2007 in the BMW-Sauber with eighth place as the youngest driver in history.

22nd race:

In the rain of Monza, Vettel steers the Toro Rosso to his first pole position in 2008 and also wins the race sensationally.

42nd race:

In the penultimate round of the 2009 season, Vettel in the Red Bull finished fourth in Brazil and finally had to cede the world title to Jenson Button.

50th race:

Ironically, on the small anniversary, Vettel collided with teammate Mark Webber in Turkey, followed by a huge crash.

62nd race:

As the winner of the final thriller in Abu Dhabi in 2010, Vettel took the lead in the world championship for the first time – and his first title.

77th race:

After a superior 2011 season, Vettel was third in Japan and four races before the end, he was once again the champion.

99. Race:

In his grandiose race to catch up in Abu Dhabi in 2012, Vettel made up 21 places – a masterpiece.

101st race:

In the crazy rain thriller from São Paulo, it is very close for Vettel. Sixth place is enough for the third World Cup triumph.

103. Race:

Vettel ignored the “Multi 21” team order in Malaysia and ruthlessly snatched victory from teammate Mark Webber.

117. Race:

In a convincing manner, Vettel secured title number four with his victory in India in 2013 with three races to go.

120th race:

With his victory in Brazil, Vettel sets a furious end to the season – it’s his last triumph with Red Bull.

141st race:

Vettel celebrates his maiden victory with the Italians in Malaysia in his second Grand Prix for Ferrari.

185th race:

16 years after Michael Schumacher, Vettel again ensured a Ferrari victory in Monaco in 2017.

205th race:

With his success in Montréal, Vettel became the fourth driver in Formula 1 history to achieve 50 victories.

234th race:

Vettel wins another race after 392 days in Singapore. His 53rd career success in 2019 is also his last.

263rd race:

In Azerbaijan Vettel feels “on cloud nine”. Finishing second, he celebrates his first podium finish for Aston Martin.

299th race:

Vettel ends his great Formula 1 career in Abu Dhabi. dpa

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