Sebastian Vettel and Tilbrook-based Red Bull Racing secured their fourth consecutive F1 world championships at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Vettel’s victory, his sixth in a row, meant he coasted to his fourth title with championship rival Fernando Alonso, who needed to finish in the top two without the German scoring, finishing 11th at the Buddh International Circuit.
And with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa only taking fourth place, Vettel’s 25 points mean Red Bull secured their fourth constructor’s championship in a row with three races still remaining.
“I am speechless. I took ages to think about something and I wanted to say so many things, but I can’t!” Vettel said on the podium after the race. “The spirit inside the team is so strong, and it gives me so much power. It’s a pleasure to jump in the car and go out for the cars.”
Team boss Christian Horner praised the work of the team back in Milton Keynes for their hard work during the course of the season, as well as champion Vettel and designed Adrian Newey.
He said: “It’s all about the team. You need a great team and you need a great driver, and without Sebastian of course we wouldn’t have won four consecutive world championships.
“He is now, by rights, one of the all-time greats - he joins a very select few. But it needs everything to work in harmony, you can have the best driver in the world and the best designer in the world but if you don’t work as a team it will never work.”