Sebastian Vettel Youngest Driver To Win Four Formula 1 Championships
By John Beltz Snyder
October 28, 2013
26-year-old Sebastian Vettel won
Sunday’s 2013 Indian Grand Prix, securing the Drivers’ Championship title for the season. With three races left in the season, not even current second-place driver Fernando Alonso has the opportunity to catch up to Vettel’s 322 points.
The win also secures Red Bull’s title in the Constructors’ Championship, with Mercedes trailing in a distant second place.
Vettel celebrated the win by performing some smoky donuts in his RB9 car, earning him a €25,000 fine. “I didn’t think about the donuts before the race today—it just happened,” Vettel said later. “My engineer directed for the usual procedure, but I said ‘not this time!’”
He went on to say, “To join people like Prost, Fangio and Michael is unbelievable. I think this is one of the best days in my life so far.”
Three races remain in the 2013 Formula 1 season: the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 3, The United States Grand Prix on November 17, and the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 24.