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Sunday 14th September 2008

10 years ago

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix at Monza aged 21 years and 74 days, driving for Toro Rosso. The day before, Vettel had become the youngest driver to take pole in Formula One history. Vettel finished 12.5 seconds ahead of McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen in wet weather conditions. The 21 year old drove a race that belied his years, picking up the throttle with metronomic precision in the slippery conditions while running standard-spec low downforce at the 3.6 mile circuit. In the post race press conference Vettel recalled the last few laps: "P1 was still on the board, P1 and a plus and I was leading by quite a bit, and I thought f***k, you know, if you finish the race you will be winning - I apologise - but you know, it was unbelievable. Then I tried to focus again, the conditions were difficult. In the end it was not so difficult to keep up concentration". The result was also a team best for Toro Rosso, being the only podium finish it ever achieved. The 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton only managed seventh.

Sebastian Vettel becoming the youngest F1 Winner in 2008!

Sebastian Vettel becoming the youngest F1 Winner in 2008!

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