The Greatest Formula Renault Graduate tournament continues today with the second Quarter-Final between Sebastian Vettel and Jacques Laffite.
In the second Round of 16 head-to-head, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel faces off against France’s Jacques Laffite.
Voting is open for 24 hours just until Thursday May 28th, 14:00 CET. The Quarter-Finals results will be announced at the conclusion of the round on Monday June 1st.
Right from his Formula Renault 3.5 Series debut during the 2006 season, Sebastian Vettel caused a sensation by finishing second in his first race and then winning the following day. Injured at the following round at Spa, he returned in 2007. He dominated the general classification, but the world of Formula 1 already beckoned. His debut with BMW convinced Toro Rosso to sign him up. A year later, the German won his first Grand Prix at Monza before winning four straight world titles between 2010 and 2013, each time with a Renault V8!
Winner of the Formula Renault Criterium and second in the Formula Renault European Challenge in 1972, Jacques Laffite was the first Formula Renault driver to go on to win a Grand Prix. A stalwart of the French Connection, he skyrocketed to the summit of motorsport just two years later. A GP winner in 1977, Jacques Laffite battled for the world title in 1979 and 1981 before his F1 career came to an end on the day he equalled the record of F1 participations.