Vettel extends deal with Red Bull

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LONDON, England - Reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel extended his agreement with Red Bull Racing to drive for the team until the end of the 2014 season.

At age 23, Vettel became F1's youngest-ever champion last year. The young German won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to clinch the title by just four points over Fernando Alonso from Ferrari.

"The reason why I'll stay until 2014 with Red Bull Racing is that I feel very comfortable in the team," Vettel said in a team statement on Monday. "I am proud to be part of the team, and I am proud of what we have archived so far and will achieve together in the future."

Vettel also became the youngest driver to win an F1 grand prix in 2008 when he drove for Toro Rosso. He joined Red Bull the following year, posting four victories and finishing second to champion Jenson Button.

The 2011 F1 season kicks off March 27 in Melbourne, Australia.


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