Sebastian Vettel Red Bull has won the drivers’ championship in Formula One, Sunday, triumphing at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi to become the youngest driver to collect such an honor.
Vettel, from pole, won the title by four points ahead of Fernando Alonso, who finished the race in seventh place.
“It’s been an incredible adventure,” said German winner. The season has really been very intense and mentally tough. ”
Initiating the event with Alonso 15 points clear at the top, but he hurt his cause by returning too early to wells, which was trapped behind Nico Rosberg and Vitaly Petrov for nearly 40 laps.
Vettel was joined on the podium by McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished second and third.
Mark Webber of Red Bull was eighth in the race and third in the title race, 14 points of his teammate. Rosberg, Mercedes, finished in fourth place Sunday.
Vettel has experienced moments of nervousness in the end to be seen whether Alonso could erode enough places in the final round to finish fourth, which would have earned enough points to win the title. The celebrations were finally able to begin when he heard the message hoped.
“Weltmeister” (world champion in German), “exclaimed Vettel’s team on the radio of the car, when Rosberg has reached the finish line fourth.
“Unbelievable!” Thank you, “Vettel said in a tired voice, while the engineers and team members were going to Red Bull warm hugs.
Vettel, 23 years and four months, six months younger than Lewis Hamilton was when it was consecrated in 2008.
Four pilots began the race with the hope of kick ass. Hamilton finished fourth overall, 16 points Vettel.
“We had an incredibly tight title race. I do not know how many times there was a different leader,” said Vettel. The fight has been difficult with Ferrari. I think we could all write a book on such and such race where we could do better. ”
Vettel said Hamilton deserved the full title of world champion.
“Our team has not had its most spectacular season, but I congratulate Sebastian, he really did a fantastic job throughout the year,” said Hamilton. For me and Jenson is a great way to finish season. We put LOTS of effort. “