Vettel is F1 World Champ for third time
Sebastian Vettel is the youngest-ever Formula One triple-champion after finishing sixth the rain-interrupted Brazilian Grand Prix.
It was a curious season with seven different winners in the first seven races. For a time Lewis Hamilton shone and threatened to take the title, before announcing his departure from the McLaren team next season to go to the less than scintillating Mercedes outfit.
Sebastian Vettel only broke clear of the championship pack late in September with his win in Singapore.
In the end Vettel took Spain’s Fernando Alonso by three points, after an early crash and a long, brilliant drive through the pack to pip Alonso who also had trouble in the wet conditions.