Vettel only scored points on his debut thanks to his team mate's hydraulics failing, let's be honest. He was in the 3rd fastest car and he only beat the likes of Fisichella's Renault (he'd been thumped by Kovi that weekend), Wurz's Williams, Davidson in a Super Aguri and Button in a terrible Honda. The rest aren't even worth mentioning. I'm pretty sure Rosberg retired from a points scoring position late in the race that elevated Vettel into the final points place too. Not only that but Vettel was lucky he didn't take anyone out when he outbraked himself into T1 on lap 1.
So in all he was lucky to get a point, on speed he'd have been 10th most likely. It was a solid debut, but not great.
Agree, Vettel is a great driver but his debut he was not up to speed when he first entered F1.
Nick out qualified him by 0.7 seconds. About 1 second slower than you would expect and he had a lot of miles under his belt int he car too.
But, being harsh he was literally a boy.
I thought Kubicas debut was Monza, now I have checked I am wondering why he is on the list. Monza was a great drive though.