Sebastian Vettel has made history in Interlagos by becoming the youngest triple-world champion in Formula One. After a season of highs and lows for both title contenders, it was the German who came out on top in the Brazil showdown.

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Not that Vettel doesn’t deserve it. His scintillating late season form – which saw 4 straight race victories in Singapore, Japan, Korea and India – saw him overturn a 40 point deficit into a points lead over Fernando Alonso that the Spaniard, try as he might, failed to overturn.

Even being relegated to the back of the grid in Abu Dhabi couldn’t stop Vettel from charging through the field, for what was his drive of the season. The look on Fernando’s face to see the man who started from the pitlane standing next to him on the podium spoke volumes.

And the desire in Brazil was there to see, being nudged into a spin by Bruno Senna and sitting dead last, he recovered, through the rain and chaos, to bring his car home in the 6th place needed as Fernando Alonso could only manage 2nd place.

Congratulations Sebastian Vettel, the World Champion of 2012!

Sebastian’s season in numbers;

Points: 281

Wins: 5 (Bahrain, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India)

Pole Positions: 6 (Bahrain, Canada, Europe, Japan, India, USA)

Fastest Laps: 6 (Bahrain, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Abu Dhabi, USA)

Podiums: 10 (Australia, Bahrain, Great Britain, Belgium, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, USA)

Points Scoring Positions: 17/20

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