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Vettel wins third consecutive F1 title

London – Germany's Sebastian Vettel won his third successive Formula One title for Red Bull at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, becoming the sport's youngest triple champion at the age of 25 and in his 101st race.

Vettel is only the third driver to win three championships in a row and the ninth triple champion. The others are Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio and Germany's Michael Schumacher.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his team after sealing his third successive F1 championship. Picture: Reuters/Sergio Moraes. Credit: REUTERS

The race on Sunday was won by Jenson Button of McLaren, with Ferrari taking second and third through Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa respectively.

VETTEL FACTS

DRIVER STANDINGS

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 281

2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 278

3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 207

4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 190

5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 188

6. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 179

7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 122

8. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 96

9. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes GP 93

10. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 66

11. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 63

12. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 60

13. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes GP 49

14. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 46

15. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 45

16. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams 31

17. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 16

18. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 10

19. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham 0

19. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham 0

19. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT 0

19. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 0

19. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia 0

19. Charles Pic (France) Marussia 0

19. Jerome d'Ambrosio (Belgium) Lotus 0

Constructors Points

1. RedBull - Renault 460

2. Ferrari 400

3. McLaren - Mercedes 378

4. Lotus - Renault 303

5. Mercedes 142

6. Sauber - Ferrari 126

7. Force India - Mercedes 109

8. Williams - Renault 76

9. Toro Rosso - Ferrari 26

10. Caterham - Renault 0

11. Marussia - Cosworth 0

12. HRT - Cosworth 0 – Reuters

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