Sebastian Vettel wins his 3rd drivers' championship title

Vettel did what he needed to hold off Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, the only other driver contending for the title, and became the youngest three-time champion in Formula One at age 25.

updated: November 26, 2012 00:57 IST
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Sao Paulo: Sebastian Vettel became the youngest triple champion in Formula One history on Sunday when he finished sixth behind the victorious Jenson Button in a tumultuous Brazilian Grand Prix.


The 25-year-old German, who was involved in an opening lap collision, made light of the damage to his Red Bull car as he fought through the field in a dramatic race run in treacherous rain-swept conditions at the Interlagos circuit.

Vettel's only title rival, two-time champion Spaniard Fernnando Alonso, finished a fine second after a courageous drive for Ferrari, but it was not enough to overhaul a pre-race 13-points deficit as his German rival won the crown by just three points.

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