Well, Vettel has done it!

He has beaten his 2011 season in terms of points by winning 9 GPs which is the only way he could have done that as P2 in any of those races would have dropped him from 397 to 390 points.

He also scored enough points to win the WCC alone as Mercedes which was 2nd in the WCC standings only scored 360 points.

Over the 5 past seasons here’s where Vettel was by the end of the season:

In 2009 he had 206 points*, 4 victories, and 8 podiums – 2nd in the WDC

In 2010 he had 256 points, 5 victories, and 10 podiums – Champion

In 2011 he had 392 points, 11 victories, and 17 podiums – Champion

In 2012 he had 281 points, 5 victories, and 10 podiums – Champion

In 2013 he has 397 points, 13 victories, and 16 podiums – Champion

There’s actually one stat that he has not improved since 2011 and that’s the number of podiums – 16 in 2013 versus 17 in 2011!

For the sake of our sanity, let’s hope he doesn’t beat it in 2014:-) Hopefully, he’ll wait a couple of years before breaking that.

* 2009 points adjusted for new scoring system