Sebastian Vettel wins his fourth consecutive Formula One title

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

Dean McNulty, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

Michael Schumacher was 23 years old when he won his first of seven Formula 1 world championships and 34 when he won his fourth.

Alain Prost was 38 when he won his fourth title and Juan Manuel Fangio was 45, when he got his fourth title.

Then there is Sebastian Vettel, who simply destroyed the field on Sunday at the Buddh International Circuit, winning the Indian Grand Prix and his fourth consecutive world championship at the ripe old age of 26.

Just five years ago, in Vettel's rookie F-1 season, talk was that Schumacher's seven world championships was to motorsports what Ted Williams' .400 season was to baseball -- a record that would never be broken.

They are not talking like that anymore.

 


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