Triple time Formula 1 world champions – Vettel is the youngest achiever

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel became Formula 1 youngest triple world champion at the age of 25 following a rainy and dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix won by Jenson Button behind the safety car.

“You’re a triple world champion. You’re the man. You are a triple world champion,” Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner said over the team radio as Vettel crossed the finish line following what he said later was the toughest race of his F1 career.

“It’s very difficult to find the right words, especially after the race today, and I think everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Vettel said following the Sunday race.

“To limp home, underneath the safety car (conditions), I didn’t know if it was enough…we had to really fight until the end.” The German added.

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