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.

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