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Sebastian Vettel wins his fourth world championship in India

Vettel joins an exclusive club of only three other drivers who have won four world titles
Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 27th, 2013 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Sebastian Vettel can add another record to his list; he is now the youngest driver to win four consecutive world championships.

The German clinched his fourth world championship after winning the Indian Grand Prix, which was also his sixth consecutive race win.

On the podium Vettel said he was lost for words and struggled to find something to say, though he wanted to say so much.

“I’m speechless. I crossed the line, I was empty, I took ages to think about something to say,” he said.

“I think the spirit inside the team is so strong, it gives me so much power, it’s a pleasure to jump in the car and go out for the guys and give it all I have.”

“The car was phenomenal all season. I couldn’t ask for more.”

The quadruple world champion now joins an elite club of only three other drivers who have won four world championships.

Besides Vettel, Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher are the only drivers to have won four consecutive world titles and Alain Prost is the only other driver to have won four world championships.

Tension was high on the Red Bull pit wall towards the end of the race after Mark Webber was forced to retire with an alternator issue. The result was Vettel being told not to use his drinks bottle in case it caused a similar issue on his car.

Despite Webber’s retirement, Red Bull Racing took their fourth consecutive constructors championship in a row at the Indian Grand Prix.
 

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