Indian GP 2013 wins Sebastian Vettel 4th consecutive F1 Drivers’ World Champion
And while F1 has certain rules, however archaic they seem at a moment like this, Vettel did what he had to last Sunday. So, instead of driving the car back into the pit lane, and station it as is customary for winners, he came back to stand in front of the Grand stand and brought his car to a halt after having smoked his tyres to heart’s content.
He was joined on podium by car designer Adrian Newey, to whom Vettel owes much of his success. And most amazingly, all of this was was part of much frenzy, fervour and cheer rather than the boos that have been directed in Vettel’s direction. Sportsmanship at the the podium was just as uplifting when Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean carried Vettel on their shoulder in his winning moment.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull reigned supreme once again for 3rd time on Indian soil. Red Bull driver, Sebastian Vettel of Germany gestured with a ‘Namaste’ to crowds at the Buddh International Circuit as he received his fourth straight title at the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix on Sunday. Speaking to media at the Circuit, post his historic win, Vettel was overjoyed and emotional, and was ecstatic about his win in India, which holds a special place for him with him having taking all 3 poles and wins at BIC in these past 3 years.
Vettel, 26, now joins the ranks of Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, and Alain Prost to become the third driver in F1 to win four titles. He is also the youngest man to win four titles. He was congratulated by Christian Horner, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal, and Vettel took the opportunity to thank the team behind it all, who have been with him on this glorious 4 year journey.
SEBASTIAN VETTEL AND INFINITI RED BULL RACING SEAL FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INDIA
Infiniti’s Director of Performance becomes youngest ever consecutive four-time Formula One Drivers’ World Champion
First Constructors’ title for Infiniti as Title and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing
HONG KONG – With three races left of a 19-round 2013 Formula One season Infiniti Red Bull Racing have sealed the double, becoming consecutive four-time Constructors’ World Champions and claiming the Drivers’ World Championship crown at the hands of Sebastian Vettel, who becomes the youngest consecutive four-time winner in the sport’s history.
“To join people like Prost, Fangio and Michael is unbelievable,” said Vettel. “I think this is one of the best days in my life so far. There are so many people that I have to thank but one of them is Infiniti. Infiniti’s increased involvement this year has helped support my efforts too so I’m glad I can reward them with another World Championship. It’s been a busy year for me, developing Infiniti’s road cars, and as our relationship is continuing to grow this is a key moment I’m glad we can all share.”
Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing have dominated much of the 2013 season, scoring ten Grand Prix victories and 18 podium finishes to wrap up both titles with three Grands Prix remaining this season.
“Sebastian and Infiniti Red Bull Racing both represent perfectly our brand’s vision of performance, precision, passion and provocation,” commented Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd. “It is these traits that led to us deepening our partnership with them at the beginning of the year and we are proud to have played a major role in their incredible season.”
“In our first year with Infiniti as title partner there’s been a great deal of work put in on and off-track to identify the areas where we can learn from each other and bring benefit to both parties,” said Christian Horner, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal. “I’m exceptionally pleased that we can both share in this success.”
Infiniti deepened its partnership with the team at the start of the season, becoming Title and Vehicle Performance Partner of the renamed Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Collaborating ever-more closely across people, process and technology, the relationship has seen the Formula One team adopt areas such as materials technology from Infiniti, which in turn benefitted from the team’s and Sebastian Vettel’s input into vehicles such as the FX Vettel Edition and the new Infiniti Q50.
De Nysschen continued: “So far this year, Sebastian has had direct and invaluable input into the development of the Q50 and the new Q30. As the 2014 Formula One season brings new technical challenges, we look forward to working with Sebastian as Infiniti’s Director of Performance and Infiniti Red Bull Racing in pursuit of automotive excellence on the road and the track.”