Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula One world drivers’ championship for the third year in a row.
Sixth place in the Brazilian Grand Prix was enough for him to secure the title as Fernando Alonso finished second.
Vettel’s success means he takes over from Ayrton Senna as the youngest driver ever to win three world championships, at the age of 25 years and 145 days. He is also the only driver to win his first three championships in consecutive seasons.
Team principal Christian Horner paid tribute to his driver and team: “Sebastian has driven better than ever this season and has fought his way back into this championship; he?óÔé¼Ôäós never given up and you saw that in today?óÔé¼Ôäós race.
“After being knocked out of position and going to the back of the field with a load of damage, he fought his way back into the race, he never gave up and it was a race of maximum stress today with rain and no rain, then incidents, spins, you name it, it happened ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ safety cars, radios that didn?óÔé¼Ôäót work ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ but you have to reflect on the season as a whole.
“Over 20 races the team has done an unbelievable job and Sebastian truly deserves this world championship. Having gone up against an incredible opponent in Fernando Alonso, and we have to pay tribute to him and the way he?óÔé¼Ôäós driven this year, it has made this championship even more appreciated because of the level of competition we?óÔé¼Ôäóve had to compete against.
List of Formula One drivers’ champions
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