Sebastian Vettel becomes 'youngest triple consecutive World Champion in the history of Formula One

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 12:35 PM by

Sebastian Vettel, the German born Formula One driver for team Red Bull Racing, wrapped off the 2012-13 season by winning his third consecutive 'World Drivers' championship' title at the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 25, 2012. The Formula One racing genius won his first and second championships in 2010 and 2011 season, thereby becoming the motor sport history's youngest double as well as youngest consecutive champion. Accordingly, this year Vettel has added another shiny feather to his hat and became the youngest triple champion in the history of the world's most expensive motor sport - Formula One.

The action packed 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix was last of the season and had two drivers fighting for the season title - Red Bull's Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Prior to the race, Alonso needed to take the pole and Vettel to finish below fourth position, in order to take the 2012 title and almost had his luck going when his German counterpart dropped to last on first lap following a collision. However, Vettel showed nerves of steel and fought back to traverse the race for a respectable sixth place finish. In the dog fight between German and Spaniard, the suave British born Jenson Button and driver of team McLaren stormed to the pole position, followed closely by Ferrari drivers - Alonso and Felipe Massa at second and third spots, respectively.

Expressing his delight at finishing the 2012 season with his third consecutive Formula One Drivers' Championship title, Vettel said, “It's difficult to imagine what goes through my head now, I am so full of adrenalin. It was an incredible race, everything that could have happened to make it more difficult for us today, happened! I got turned around in Turn 4 for no reason and was heading the wrong way; so I had to get straight and was lucky no one hit me. The car was damaged and we lost speed in straights, even more as it dried up, but fortunately it started to rain again.”

Extremely overwhelmed by feelings Vettel further added, “I would like to thank everyone in the team and at Renault. There's no one in this team that feels more important than any one else, we all push together, alongside each other, it's one big force and I'm very proud of that. It's unreal what has happened. To win a third title, especially here where one of my heroes Ayrton Senna was from, it's difficult to put into words. I was crying in the car but my radio wasn't working, so I'm maybe happy for that! Tomorrow I can probably say more, but now I just don't have the right words.”

The final race seemed like a perfect affair for the global motor sporting spectacle to end and featured several interesting moments along the way. The 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix is going to be remembered for a long time, being the Formula One legend - Michael Schumacher's last and final race, who hung his boots with Team Mercedes and finished 13th on the final standings.

The 25 year old German, Sebastian Vettel won this year's title with a total of 281 points and five race wins for Team Red Bull racing. Closely following behind the heels of 2012 Champion, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won the runners up title with just three points short of Vettel's final score tally, at 278 points. Interestingly, out of amazing consistency and diligence the Finland born, 33 year old and immensely talented multiple racing exponent - Kimi Raikkonen wrapped off the third spot with 207 points and one win for Team Lotus.

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