Sebastian Vettel and the Top 10 Maiden Formula 1 Race Wins

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Sebastian Vettel and the Top 10 Maiden Formula 1 Race Wins
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September 14, 2008 saw the start of something special in Formula One.

That day, on which the Italian Grand Prix was held, heralded a new race winner for the sport: Sebastian Vettel. You may have heard of him?

Red Bull Racing's triple world champion started his F1 career in 2007 as a stand-in driver for BMW and scored a point on his debut at the United States Grand Prix.

After one race, the Red Bull junior was quickly moved into the F1 operation's feeder team, Scuderia Toro Rosso, and he went on to score a remarkable fourth in only his seventh Grand Prix.

In September 2008, his first full season as a racing driver, he entered the history books as a Grand Prix winner. Five years later and, as they say, the rest is history.

But it did get us thinking: What are the other maiden Grand Prix wins which stand out? F1's history is rife with tales of unlikely victors and relieved, "Took me long enough!" winners.

But which are the best? And where does Vettel's triumph stack up against the others?

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